|Name:||Fish Act (Cap. 197).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of December 2000 Consolidation (consulted on 2011-10-17)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act makes provision with respect to fisheries in Uganda and the purchase, sale, marketing and processing of fish.
The Act shall not apply to trout and the Minister may, by Statutory Order, declare that all or any specific provisions of this Act relating to licences shall not apply to any area or waters of Uganda and may, in his or her discretion, exempt any person or persons from all or any of the provisions of this Act either generally or in respect of any particular area or waters. The Act, among other things, places restrictions on specified fishing and use of fishing vessels by non-citizens, provides with respect to the licensing of fishing vessels and close seasons, prohibits the use of poison, grants powers to the Minister to control particular methods of fishing and regulates the introduction or transfer of (non-indigenous) fish or their eggs.