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Name: Fisheries Act, 1993 (Cap. 391).
Country: Barbados
Subject(s): Fishers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-10-01
Entry into force:
ISN: BRB-1993-L-87104
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Act as amended to L.R.O 2002 PDF of Act as amended to L.R.O 2002 (consulted on 2011-07-11)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide for the management and development of fisheries in Barbados and to provide for the appointment of a Chief Fisheries Officer and a Fisheries Advisory Committee.
The 47 sections are divided into a Citation and 4 Parts: Fisheries Management and Development (I); Safety of Commercial Fishing Vessels and Accidents at Sea (II); Enforcement (III); General (IV).
The Chief Fisheries Officer shall develop and keep under review fisheries schemes (sect. 4). Section 7 makes provision for fisheries access agreements and section 8 provides for fishing licences for foreign vessels. Other sections of Part I provide, among other things, for; local fishing vessel licences (11), commercial fishermen's licences (12), conditions of fishing licences (14), fees, royalties and other charges (15), registration of local fishing vessels (18), appeals (23), construction and alteration of fishing vessels (24), fisheries related research (26-28), prohibited fishing methods (29). Section 31 (Part II) prescribes certificates of inspection for local fishing vessels. The Minister may regulate matters specified in section 46. The Act is completed by 2 Schedules: Fisheries Advisory Committee (1) and repeals (2).
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