||Fisheries Law No. 20 of 1978.
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||Unofficial English translation FAO Lex, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2010-04-26)
||This Law is composed of 3 Parts divided into 16 articles. Definitions and terms are given in Part I. Management and powers are dealt with in Part II. Part III contains general provisions. The Government may set up an administrative body to coordinate, regulate and develop fishing activities in the Republic to achieve the following objectives: coordination, regulation and development of fishing activities including conservation, processing and marketing of fish and fish products; promotion of fishermen cooperatives providing them with all possible facilities; collection and analysis of data on fisheries and fisheries industries; conducting technical studies and research on fisheries and fisheries industries; organizing fishermen training; no fishing in fishing areas without licences issued by the Administrative Body; vessels shall be certified as fit for fishing under according to provisions of article 4; each vessel shall have the lettering and the number of the licence painted on it; the Administrative Body or the Competent Authority shall maintain a register with all particulars of licensed fishing vessels (art. 3); the Administrative Body may issue a certificate of fitness to a local fishing boat (art. 4); the Minister of Agriculture may issue a research fishing licence (art. 5); no using of explosives or other noxious substances for catching, killing, injuring or paralysing fish so as to facilitate its capture (art. 6); the Minister of Agriculture may declare any area a protected zone (art. 7); fish processing establishments, local or foreign, must be authorized by the Minister of Agriculture (art. 8); offences, penalties and legal proceedings (art. 10).