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Marine Resources Act (48.16).

Country/Territory
Tuvalu
Document type
Legislation
Date
2006 (2008)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to make provisions for the promotion and regulation to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the living marine resources for the benefit of the people of Tuvalu, and connected purposes.
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Basic legislation Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Inland fisheries Aquaculture Mariculture Foreign fishing Fishing gear/fishing method Fishing authorization Marking/identification High seas Registration Policy/planning International agreement-implementation Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Protection of species
Geographical area
Least Developed Countries, Oceania, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act makes provision for the management, conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources of and regulates fishing in fishery waters of Tuvalu, i.e. the exclusive economic zone, contiguous zone, territorial sea, internal waters as described in the Marine Zones (Declaration) Act 1983, and all other waters over which Tuvalu exercises jurisdiction or sovereign rights, and including lagoons and inland waters, and any such waters proclaimed as “fishery limits". The Act also regulates to a

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References - Legislation

Repeals

Fisheries Ordinance.

Legislation | Tuvalu | 1978 (1990) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Marine fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Foreign fishing, Enforcement/compliance, Access right, Fishing authorization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Foreign Fishing Vessels Licensing (U.S. Treaty) Order 1987 (L.N. 6/1987).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 1987 (1990) | Repealed

Keyword: Marine fisheries, International agreement-implementation, Foreign fishing, Enforcement/compliance, Fishing authorization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries (Foreign Fishing Vessel) Regulations 1982 (Cap. 45).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 1983 (1990) | Repealed

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Foreign fishing, Enforcement/compliance, Data collection/reporting, Fishing authorization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries (Amendment) Act (Act No. 7 of 1991).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 1991 | Repealed

Keyword: International agreement-implementation, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, High seas, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 5 of 1990).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 1990 | Repealed

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, International agreement-implementation, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Fisheries (Vessel Monitoring System) Regulations (Cap. 48.20.3).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 2000 (2008)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Marking/identification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Conservation and Management Measures (PNA Third Implementation Arrangement) Regulations 2009 (LN 17 of 2009).

Legislation | Tuvalu | 2009

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, High seas, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, International agreement-implementation, Offences/penalties, Cartilaginous fishes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Marine Resources (Amendment) Act 2012.

Legislation | Tuvalu | 2012

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Foreign fishing, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing authorization, Institution, Policy/planning, Transshipment, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Implements treaty

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Treaty | Multilateral | Honolulu |

Keyword: EIA, Migratory species, Precautionary principle, Institution, Size, Biodiversity, Fishery management and conservation, Seasons, Enforcement/compliance, Research, Registration, Inspection, Fishing vessel, Marine fishes, Total allowable catch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Marine pollution, Monitoring, Dispute settlement, Artisanal fishing, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable use, Resource/damage valuation, Authorization/permit

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-001400)

Implements treaty

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Treaty | Multilateral | New York |

Keyword: Bycatch, Artisanal fishing, Policy/planning, Biodiversity

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-001237)