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Resolution of Prime Minister No. 296 of 2006 Regarding Executive Regulations for Law No. 2 of 2006 Concerning Organization and Exploitation of Acquatic Organisms and their Protection

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This Regulation gives provisions to implement Law No. 2 of 2006 concerning organization, catching and exploitation of acquatic livings and their protection.
It consists of: Part One (Citation and Definitions); Part Two (Organization of Catching and Receiving Acquatic Livings); Part Three (Aquaculture, Marketing and Processing of Acquatic Livings; Part Four (Monitoring and Surveillance); Part Five (Final Provisions).
Part Two, is divided in 5 Chapters, Chapter 1 (Common Basics of Practicing Fishing Activity) in Section I gives the General provisions on fishery, including local and foreign fishing, receiving and research boats, licensing procedures. Section II deals with Management of Fish Resources, catching and exploiting aquatic livings, and their conservation, under the supervision of the Ministry of Fish Wealth, shall be economically and environmentally sustainable and support the national economy (art. 9). Section III deals with the agreements and licenses to be concluded with the Ministry of Fish Wealth by local or foreign companies as well as receiving, coastal and industrial boats (art. 10). Chapter 2 (Artisanal Fishing) declares that the government shall encourage and support artisanal fishermen and related Committees, the development of their villages as well as the installation and the establishment of infrastructures (art. 13). It specifies the requirements for artisanal fishing boats, as well as the obligations and prohibitions of the fisheries union and fisheries societies. Chapter 3 (Organization of Coastal Fishing Operations) indicates technical specifications, facilities, gears and fishing methods of the coastal fishing boats. Chapter 4 (Organization of the Industrial Fishing) includes boat specifications, technical and mechanical facilities, fishing methods, obligations and prohibitions of owner or hirer of an industrial boat. Chapter 5 (Fish Receiving and Research Boat) deals with Receiving boats in its Section I, and with Fisheries Research in Section II, highlighting that a foreign research boat shall be obliged in the course of its research in the territorial sea of the Republic to involve Yemeni researchers (art. 56).
Part Three is divided in 3 Chapters. Chapter 1 (Aquaculture) deals with locations for fishery aquaculture; the right to set up farms and basins for aquatic livings production and breeding; laying down effective measures for the production, importation and breeding of different marine creatures and ornamental fishes. Chapter 2 (Marketing and Processing of Marine Creatures) regulates the selling of marine creatures, the criteria for safety and ensuring the quality at all stages of fish processing, the rules for fisheries institutions, the licenses relating to the profession of fish wholesaler, the importation of marine creatures and their products. Chapter 3 (Fees and Returns) indicates the State s returns from the value of production of artisanal fishing, the service wages deductible from the price of the sales of artisanal fish production, and how have to be defined the benefiting parties and the rates fixed for each of them from the total service.
Part Four deals with tasks, powers, competencies of coastal monitoring officers, quality controllers of marine creatures and marine inspectors.
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This Law enters into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
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(296) 2006 (2) 2006