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West Bengal Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1993

Published in Fisheries, Law.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
LAW DEPARTMENT
Legislative

No. 943-L Date: 14th June, 1993

NOTIFICATION

West Bengal Act IX of 1993
THE WEST BENGAL MARINE FISHING REGULATION ACT, 1993

An Act to regulate marine fishing by fishing vessels along the coastline of the state.

CHAPTER I
Preliminary

1. Short title, extent and commencement.

2. Definitions.

3. Authorisation of officers for the purpose of any provision of this Act.

CHAPTER II
Regulation of fishing

4. Power to regulate, restrict or prohibit certain matters within specified areas.

5. Prohibition of use of fishing vessel in contravention of any order made under section 4.

6. Prohibition of fishing using fishing vessels which are not licensed.

7. Licensing of fishing vessel.

8. Cancellation, suspension and amendment of licence.

9. Registration of fishing vessels.

10. Information to be given to authorised officer about movement of fishing vessel.

11. Returns to be furnished by owner of registered fishing vessel.

12. Finality of orders under sections 6, 8 and 9.

13. Appeal against order refusing grant of licence, registration, etc.

CHAPTER III
Management and control of fishing harbours and fish landing centres

14. Management and control of fishing harbours and fish landing centres.

CHAPTER IV
Penalties

15. Power to enter and search fishing vessels.

16. Disposal of seized fish.

17. Adjudication.

18. Penalty.

19. Appeal against order of adjudicating officer.

20. Revision by appellate authority.

21. Power of adjudicating officer and appellate authority in relation to holding of enquiry.

22. Offences by Companies.

CHAPTER V
Miscellaneous

23. Exemptions.

24. Protection of action taken in good faith.

25. Power to make rule.

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