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Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Country/Territory
China
Document type
Legislation
Date
1986 (2013)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Framework law Fishery management and conservation Inland fisheries Marine fisheries Aquaculture Fishing gear/fishing method Foreign fishing Protected fishing area Fishing area High seas Research Wetlands Fishing authorization Animal health Authorization/permit
Geographical area
Asia, Asia and the Pacific, East Asian Seas, Eastern Asia, North Pacific, North-West Pacific
Abstract

This Law consists of 6 Chapters divided into 50 articles: General provisions (I); Aquaculture (II); Fishing (III); Increase and protection of fishery resources (IV); Legal liability (V); Supplementary provisions (VI).

Full text
English/Chinese
Website
www.gov.cn; www.npc.gov.cn

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Regulations for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1987 (2020)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations on fishing licence management, 1989.

Legislation | China | 1989

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, High seas, Coastal zone management, Access right, Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Procedures for the collection and use of fishery resources propagation and protection fees.

Legislation | China | 1988

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Institution, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Tax/levy, Fishing charge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions of Shanghai Municipality on the protection of aquaculture.

Legislation | China | 1985 (1997)

Keyword: Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Access right, Authorization/permit, Institution, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Zhejiang Province on Administration of Fisheries.

Legislation | China | 2005 (2013)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Fujian Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1989 (2007)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Aquaculture, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Seasons, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Tibet Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2006

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing area, Inspection, Environmental fees/charges, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Tianjin Municipality on Administration of Fisheries.

Legislation | China | 2003 (2005)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Guizhou Province on Fisheries.

Legislation | China | 2005

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Policy/planning, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing area, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Liaoning Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1995 (2006)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Henan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2007

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Policy/planning, Aquaculture, Authorization/permit, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Fishing vessel, Fishing gear/fishing method, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Beijing Municipality for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1997 (2007)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Enforcement/compliance, Aquaculture, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Fishing vessel, Fishing gear/fishing method, Inspection, Environmental fees/charges, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1989 (2004)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Aquaculture, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Environmental fees/charges, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Hainan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1993 (2013)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Institution, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Guangdong Province on Fisheries.

Legislation | China | 2003 (2012)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Yunnan Province on Fisheries.

Legislation | China | 2011

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Gansu Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1989 (2010)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Institution, Fishing gear/fishing method, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Sichuan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1989 (2004)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Shaanxi Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 1992 (2004)

Keyword: Institution, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Harbour, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2004

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Institution, Policy/planning, Seasons, Aquaculture, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization, Inland fisheries, Fishing vessel, Non-commercial fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing area, Inspection, EIA, Environmental fees/charges, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of the People's Republic of China for the registration of fishing vessels.

Legislation | China | 2012

Keyword: Fishing vessel, Registration, Inspection, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Qinghai Province for protection of artemia resources.

Legislation | China | 2003 (2009)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Seasons, Inspection, Institution, Offences/penalties, Marine fisheries, Authorization/permit, Aquatic animals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Aquatic Animal and Plant Nature Reserves.

Legislation | China | 1997

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Biodiversity, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Fishery management and conservation, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Aquatic Animal and Plant Nature Reserves (2014).

Legislation | China | 1997 (2014)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Biodiversity, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Fishery management and conservation, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Heilongjiang Province for Management of Aquatic Product Quality and Safety in the Place of Origin..

Legislation | China | 2018

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Drugs, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Fish disease, Animal health, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement No. 1 of 2016 of the Ministry of Agriculture on the Comprehensive Fishing Ban in Chishui River Basin.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Inland fisheries, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the People's Government of Hunan Province on the Ban on Catch in Key Waters of the Yangtze River Basin in Hunan Province.

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Fishery management and conservation, Freshwater fishes, Inland fisheries, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Hebei Province on the Administration of Fishery Vessels.

Legislation | China | 2003 (2023)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishing gear/fishing method, Harbour, Inspection, Registration, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Ships for Fisheries Administrative Law Enforcement.

Legislation | China | 2000

Keyword: Fishing vessel, Inland fisheries, Marine fisheries, Registration, Authorization/permit, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions on Aquaculture Quality and Safety Management.

Legislation | China | 2003

Keyword: Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Authorization/permit, Institution, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Drugs, Residues, Freshwater pollution, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Fish disease, Fish products, Animal health, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Food quality control/food safety, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Guangdong Province on Aquatic Products Quality Safety.

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Authorization/permit, Institution, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Drugs, Residues, Freshwater pollution, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Fish disease, Fish products, Traceability/product tracing, Animal health, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Annoucement on the scope and time of fishing ban in key waters of the Yangtze River Basin in Sichuan Province.

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Fishery management and conservation, Freshwater fishes, Inland fisheries, Sustainable development, Protected fishing area, Protection of environment, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Circular of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on the scope and time of fishing ban in key waters of the Yangtze River Basin

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Fishery management and conservation, Freshwater fishes, Inland fisheries, Sustainable development, Protected fishing area, Protection of environment, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decision of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Jiangsu Province on Several Issues Concerning Promoting and Ensuring the Ban on fishing in the Yangtze River.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Fishery management and conservation, Freshwater fishes, Inland fisheries, Sustainable development, Protected fishing area, Protection of environment, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress about Amending the Fishery Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2004

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquaculture, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decision of Amending the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2000

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Aquaculture, Foreign fishing, Fishing vessel, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing area, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX