Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Gov.tt
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
Agricultural Services
All Manuals - Crops
Animal Production & Health
Banana
Bulletins
Bulletins - Crops
Careers
Citrus
Cocoa-crops
Contract Employment
Corn
Crops2
Engineering
Extension Training & Information Services
Factsheet - Advisory
Factsheets
Factsheets-Crops
Factsheets-livestock
Fisheries
Forestry
Former Ministers
Gallery 2019 Page
Gallery 2020 Page
General Public
Giant African Snails
GIS
Home Gardening Series
Home Gardens
Homepage Featured Land
Horticulture
How to Grow
Lease Letter Distribution
Legislation
Livestock
Livestock Feeds
Mango
Manuals
Manuals & Booklets - Livestock
Manuals-Crops
Media Releases
News
Pest Advisories
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery 2019
Photo Gallery 2020
Posters - Other
Posters-Livestock
Poultry
Poultry Bulletins
Public Notices
Public Officers
Publications
Regional Administration North
Regional Administration South
Research
Root Crops
Survey More
Surveying and Mapping
Sweet Potato
Tenders

New Fisheries Bill laid in Parliament; first in 104 years says PM

12 June, 2020

New Fisheries Bill laid in Parliament; first in 104 years says PM

By News Room

 

For the first time in 104 years, a bill has been laid in Parliament to replace the old Fisheries Act.

These were the words of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as he introduced the Fisheries Management Bill 2020.

He noted that the current Act, established in 1916, has been deemed inadequate and after five draft bills over almost 30 years, new legislation has been introduced for debate in Parliament.

The bill, according to the PM:

  • strengthens and incorporates fisheries management and international obligations, in relation to its antecedent drafts as it allows for broader responsibilities, jurisdiction and powers in relation to fisheries management by the State and its representatives
  • it creates a legal basis for compliance by stakeholders
  • it establishes a legal framework for the State to fulfill its obligations as a flag, port, coastal and market State in accordance with the existing international framework for fisheries management and related sectors
  • it establishes the legal basis for State to collect revenue through application fees for authorizations, licences and permits as well as penalties that are significant for deterring illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing
  • it provides a way into the future in which the law can be relevant for at least 20 years, as it provides for validity of measures to give effect to other agreements and treaties, which Trinidad and Tobago may adopt in future

The Prime Minister says the new legislation also seeks to protect the lives and livelihoods of stakeholders.

Read original article