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Extract from Technical Interpretation of Law 14 of 1989

Chapter Four


Article (55)Aquaculture is a technique for breeding and rearing of aquatic organisms under controlled conditions, areas, and time periods, for purposes of production and scientific research.
Article (56)The aquafarming activities can be conducted by the following methods:
a-Extensive: use of large water areas, natural feed.
b-Semi-intensive: use of reservoirs and lagoons, and application of fertilizers to increase natural feed quantity,
c-Intensive: use of artificial ponds/enclosures, and totally dependence on fertilizer and artificial feed.
Article (57)It is required to have a permission issued by the SMW authorities to establish an aquaculture activity, and to summit all information concerning site, type of unit and animal to be raised.
Article (58)A technical committee from MBRC and GADA authority should be set up to study all applications submitted by companies, partnerships, and individuals for establishing fish farms, and to monitor this activity and provide advice.
Article (59)It is prohibited to transport fries in vehicles other than ones specially designed for this purpose.
Article (60)All imported fingerlings should be carefully inspected and proved to be free of any kind of disease, parasite, or virus. Any infected animals will be kept in quarantine.
Article (61)All aquaculture farms should be regularly inspected for parasites or viruses that can cause the spread of diseases inside the farm or to nearby farms.
Article (62)All fries that are proved to be infected by disease should be isolated in special tanks and kept in quarantine until two months after disease disappearance.
Article (63)It is allowed for all MBRC researchers and GADA engineers to visit and conduct experiments on all aquaculture farms belonging to the state or private sector.

* SMW (1991). Unofficial translation from the original Arabic.

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