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  1. Uganda - Fishers - International agreement

    Convention for the Establishment of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-06-30 | INT-1994-IA-88146

    The Agreement concerns the establishment of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization. Purpose of the Organization is to promote the conservation and sustainable utilization of the living resources of the lake.
    The objectives of the Organization are to be achieved through the harmonized action of the Organs established by articles 4-9: 1) the Council of Ministers as the supreme body, responsible for the general management of the Organization; 2) the Executive Committee, whose members shall be the heads of fisheries management and fisheries research departments; 3) the Fisheries Management Committee with advisory functions on matters regarding the conservation and management of the living resources of the Lake (i.e. identification of problems relevant to general ecosystem health, introduction of non-indigenous species, conservation of indigenous species, etc.); 4) the Scientific Committee whose competence pertains to the field of research projects, data collection, statistical methods, etc.; 5) the Permanent Secretariat; 6) other committees, sub-committees and working groups established by the Organization.
    Articles 10-24 concern, among other matters, national consultations, research access, funding, signature, ratification, accession, entry into force, amendment, interpretation and settlement of disputes. The Annex to the Agreement concerns the recognition of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization and the granting of privileges and immunities and is divided into two Parts: Part A makes general provision for the accordance of privileges, immunities and facilities; Part B concerns provisions specific for the State of Uganda.

  2. Uganda - Fishers - Law, Act

    Fish Act (Cap. 197). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1951-04-01 | UGA-1951-L-88144

    This Act makes provision with respect to fisheries in Uganda and the purchase, sale, marketing and processing of fish.
    The Act shall not apply to trout and the Minister may, by Statutory Order, declare that all or any specific provisions of this Act relating to licences shall not apply to any area or waters of Uganda and may, in his or her discretion, exempt any person or persons from all or any of the provisions of this Act either generally or in respect of any particular area or waters. The Act, among other things, places restrictions on specified fishing and use of fishing vessels by non-citizens, provides with respect to the licensing of fishing vessels and close seasons, prohibits the use of poison, grants powers to the Minister to control particular methods of fishing and regulates the introduction or transfer of (non-indigenous) fish or their eggs.

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