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Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 2014 (Act No. 880).

Country/Territory
Ghana
Document type
Legislation
Date
2014
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to amend the Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act 625) to give effect to international conservation and management obligations, to empower the Minister to make Regulations to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing in accordance with the international obligations of the Republic and to provide for related matters.
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Foreign fishing Landing Monitoring Inspection Harbour Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Africa, Western Africa
Abstract

The Act amends the Fisheries Act, 2002: by inserting new sections 45A and 88A; and in sections 139 and 140. Section 45A requires the Minister to publish, by Notice in the Gazette, the list of international fisheries conservation and management measures which are binding on the Republic. The Minister may, on the recommendations of the Fisheries Commission impose additional conditions on fishing licences and authorisations issued under this Act that the Minister may consider necessary for the purp

Full text
English
Website
www.mofad.gov.gh

References - Legislation

Amends

Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act No. 625 of 2002).

Legislation | Ghana | 2002

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Institution, Registration, Fishing gear/fishing method, Mesh, Transshipment, Landing, Inspection, Data collection/reporting, Foreign fishing, Fishing vessel, Artisanal fishing, Non-commercial fishing, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, Fishing charge, Marking/identification, International relations/cooperation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Fisheries (Amendment) Regulations (L.I. 2217 of 2015).

Legislation | Ghana | 2015

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inspection, Fishing authorization, Monitoring, Registration, Landing, Certification, Harbour, International relations/cooperation, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX