The ‘Sea Fish and Conservation Act, Mount Vema 2017’ was approved today by His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman. The Act will provide for regulating the commercial use of, fishing for, and landing of, sea fish, and for authorizing measures for the increase or improvement of marine resources.
The law says that no person shall land in Vema Seamount – The territorial waters of the Kingdom of Mount Vema any sea fish of any description, being a fish of a smaller size than such size as may be prescribed which does not meet such requirements as to size as may be prescribed in relation to sea fish.
Sea fish of any description which do not meet the requirements as to size prescribed in relation to sea fish of that description by an Order shall not be carried, whether within or outside relevant Mount Vema fishery limits, on a Mount Vema vessel, and an order may also prohibit the carrying by a foreign vessel in the Kingdom of Mount Vema waters.
The law comes into force tomorrow and includes provisions for regulation of nets and other fishing gear, licensing of fishing boats, restrictions on time spent at sea, licensing of vessels receiving trans-shipped fish, powers to restrict fishing for marine environmental purposes, regulation of the landing of sea fish, exemption for operations for scientific purposes, and measures for increase or improvement of marine resources.