THE ODISHA MARINE FISHING REGULATION ACT, 1981

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER- I (Preliminary)

  1. Short title, extent and commencement
  2. Definitions
  3. Authorisation of Officers for the purpose of any provision of this A

 

CHAPTER- II (Regulation of fishing)

  1. Power to regulate, restrict or prohibit certain matters within specified areas
  2. Prohibition of use of fishing vessel in contravention of any order made under section-4
  3. Licensing of fishing vessels
  4. Prohibition of fishing using fishing vessels which are not licensed
  5. Cancellation, suspension and amendment of licenes
  6. Registration of vessels
  7. information to be given to authorized officer about movement of fishing vessels
  8. Returns to be furnished by owners of registered fishing vessels
  9. Finality of orders under sections 6, 8 and 9
  10. Appeals against orders refusing grant of license, etc.

 

CHAPTER- III (Penalties)

  1. Power to enter and search fishing Vessels
  2. Disposal of seized fish
  3. Adjudication
  4. Penalty
  5. Constitution of Appellate Board and appeal to Appellate Board
  6. Revision by Appellate Board
  7. Powers of adjudicating officer and the Appellate Board in relation to holding enquiry under this Act
  8. Offence by Companies

 

CHAPTER- IV (Miscellaneous)

  1. Exemptions
  2. Protection of action taken in good faith
  3. Power to make rules

REGISTERED No. 0-14
The Odisha Gazette
EXTRAORDINARY
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 934 CUTTACK, TUESDAY, JUNE, 22, 1982/ASADHA 1, 1904
LAW DEPARTMENT
NOTIFICATION
The 19th June 1982
No. 9824-Legis. – The following Act of the Odisha Legislative Assembly having been assented to by the Governor on the 15th June 1982, is hereby published for general information.

ODISHA ACT 10 OF 1982
THE ODISHA MARINE FISHING REGULATION ACT, 1981
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF FISHING
BY FISHING VESSELS IN THE SEA ALONG THE
COAST LINE OF THE STATE

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Odisha in the
Thirty-third Year of the Republic of India, as follows:-

CHAPTER - I: Short title, extent and commencement

  1. Preliminary
    • This Act may be called the Odisha Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982.
    • It extends to the whole of the State of Odisha.
    • It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification, appoint in that behalf.
  2. Definitions:
    In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
    • “adjudicating officer” mean any officer of the Fisheries Department, not below the rank of an Assistant Director of Fisheries, authorised by the Government by notification, to exercise the powers conferred on, and discharge the duties imposed upon, an adjudicating officer by this Act for such area as my be specified in the notification;
    • “Appellate Board” means an Appellate Board Constituted under section 18;
    • “authorised officer” means such officer as the Government may, by notification, authorize in respect of the matter to which reference is made  in the provision of this Act in which the expression occurs:Provided that no officer shall be authorised to exercise the power conferred by sections 14 and 15 unless he is an officer of the Fisheries Department not below the rank of an Assistant Director of Fisheries;
    • “Fishing vessel” means a ship or boat, whether or not fitted with mechanical means of propulsion, which is engaged in sea-fishing for profit and includes-
      • a catamaran
      • a country craft, and
      • a canoe, engaged in sea-fishing;
    • “Government” means the State Government of Odisha;
    • “port” means the space within such limits as may, from time to time, be defined by the Government, by notification, for the purposes of this Act;
    • “registered fishing vessel” means-
      • a fishing vessel registered under section 11 of the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act, 1972; 13 of 1972 or
      • a fishing vessel registered under section 9 ;
    • “sea” includes lakes which are connected to the sea;
    • “specified area” means such area in the sea along the entire coast line of the State but not beyond territorial waters, as may be specified by the Government, by notification;
    • Authorisation of officer for the purposes of any provision of this Act.
      “State” means the State of Odisha and includes the territorial waters along the entire coast line of that State.
  3. The Government may, by notification, authorise-
    • any gazetted officer of the Government ; or
    • any officer of the Central Government, not being an officer below the rank of a gazetted officer or a commissioned officer in the armed forces of the Union, with the consent of that Government, to exercise the powers conferred on, and discharge the duties imposed upon, an authorised officer under this Act in such area as may be specified in the notification.

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