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  1. Cambodia - Fishers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prakas No. 305 of 2007 on Work in Sea Fishing (MLVT). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-14 | KHM-2007-R-93365

    1. Under the scope of application of Cambodia's Labour Law, the employers shall pay attention to their employees working conditions, occupational and safety and living conditions.
    2. Clothing
    3. Protective Equipment
    4. Hygiene and Beverages
    5. Lifting of Weights
    6. Employment of Children under 18 Years - the employment of children aged less than 15 years old shall be prohibited to the fishing works. Exceptions may be made for children between the ages of 15-18 years old if they work on the boats and not in or under the water.
    7. Health Services
    8. Notification of workers
    9. Entry into force

  2. Cambodia - Fishers - Law, Act

    Royal Kram NS/RKM/0506/011 on Promulgation of the Fisheries Law. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-05-21 | KHM-2006-L-93364

    The purpose of this Law is to ensure the management of fisheries and fishery resources, to boost development of aquaculture, and production and processing of aquaculture products.
    The Law consists of 17 Chapters divided into 109 articles: General provisions (1); Fishery administration (2); Fishery domains (3); Sustainability of fishery management (4); Fishery protection and conservation (5); Management of mangroves and inundated forests (6); Management of fishery exploitation (7); Inland fishery exploitation (8); Marine fishery exploitation (9); Aquaculture management (10); Fishery communities (11); Transport and trade of fishery products (12); Licensing (13); Procedures for solving fishery offences (14); Penalties (15); Enforcement of the court judgement (16); and Final provisions (17).
    Fishery resources shall include freshwater and marine organisms, which comprise living or non-living aquatic animals and plants such as molluscs, corals, amphibians, aquatic insects, aquatic reptiles, aquatic mammals, which are born and live in mangroves and inundated forest areas.
    The Fishery Administration shall be the government authority under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which shall have the duty to manage fisheries and fishery resources in line with national fishery policies and provisions of this Law. The Fishery Administration shall develop a National Fishery Management Plan which shall be amended every 5 years and shall reflect the following principles: conservation of fishery resources; elimination of over-fishing; minimizing the degree of pollutants within the fishery domains; protection of the biodiversity and inland and marine environment; development of fish markets, processing industry and fishing ports; etc.
    The Law classifies three types of fishing gear: small-scale family fishing gear to be used in protected fishery domains and family-scale fishing areas for subsistence purpose only; middle-scale fishing gear to be used in fishery domains or in marine fishery areas; and industrial fishing gear to be used only in fishing lots of inland fishery domains or marine fishery domains.
    The Law further provides for the following matters: classification of Protected and Conservation Areas of Fishery Resources important for the sustainability of fishery resources; fishing licences; conditions to be followed for inland and marine fishery exploitation; permitted aquaculture and mariculture operations; licences for the commercial transportation, import and export of fishery products; etc.


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