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Act amending the Fishing Act (427/2019).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Marine fisheries Inland fisheries Fishing authorization Fishing area Fishing gear/fishing method Enforcement/compliance Fishery management and conservation
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act amends the Fisheries Act of 2015 by amending section 10 and adding section 119 (the previous section 119 was repealed by Act 997/2016. Section 10 concerns fishing rights in Northern Lappland. Residents of specified municipalities have the right to obtain free of charge a permit from the Metsähallitus (state forest company) to fish in water areas which belong to the state and are located in those municipalities. The permit is personal and is granted for a maximum of three years. The permit conditions are set by the Metsähallitus for the seasonal permits and concern fishing quotas per fisherman, reporting obligation in respect of catches and others general and other permit area-specific fishing restrictions, which are set in the seasonal permit. Some permits are issued by the National Forestry Agency. Section 119 concerns forfeiture of fishing gear.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi

References - Legislation

Amends

Fishing Act (379/2015).

Legislation | Finland | 2015

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Framework law, Inland fisheries, Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Policy/planning, Exploration, Fishing authorization, Foreign fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Size, Fish products, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Aquaculture, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Classification/declassification, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX