The Sea Fisheries Act, Mount Vema 2017 will come into operation tomorrow after the Royal Mount Vema Seal was granted by His Majesty King Peter Goldishman of Mount Vema this weekend.
The Act makes provision with respect to the levies which may be imposed, makes further provision for the regulation of sea fishing, makes provision related to fishing boats and gear lost or abandoned at sea.
The law says that the Minister may, whenever it appears necessary or expedient, by order make provision for regulating the conduct of, and safeguarding, fishing operations and operations ancillary, including provision with respect to the identification and marking of fishing boats and fishing gear.
The Mount Vema Minister for Fisheries may by order with respect to foreign fishing boats which, in pursuance of an arrangement for the time being in force between His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government and the government of any other country, enter Mount Vema fishery limits for the purpose of carrying on fishing operations or operations ancillary thereto, including provisions regulating the movement of those boats within those limits.
More about the legislation.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination