The tenth Regular Session was chaired by H E Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, and held in the presence of council members and the secretary common of the council, stated a press release.
The head of the Economic committee of the council presented the committee’s statement on the draft law on Living Aquatic Wealth.
The new law contains, in addition to living aquatic sources, other activities connected to fishing such as transport, advertising, processing and export.
The draft law has introduced a chapter on artisanal fishing, which also contains provisions governing the sector.
The meeting was attended by members of the council, who stressed the value of the draft law in strengthening the national economy, thinking about that the fisheries sector is a single of the most promising sectors in the achievement of the sultanate’s orientations towards financial diversification.
The draft law also sets out an independent chapter for the coastal fishing sector as a new sector by means of which the ministry aims to attain a qualitative leap for the fishing sector.
The Economic committee head noted that the very first chapter guarantees unique provisions for analysis, encouraging and supporting centres of scientific analysis and the improvement of international cooperation in the field of scientific analysis.
Chapter 4 of the draft law was devoted to the industrial fishing sector.
According to the head of the Economic committee, the fifth chapter incorporated the provisions governing aquaculture. It also stipulated that the ministry ought to encourage and establish aquaculture farms, supply supervision, supply technical help and recognize places appropriate for fish farming.
Chapter six incorporated the provisions governing the activities connected to living aquatic sources.
The seventh chapter bargains with the topic of supervision and handle of violations.
Information Source: Muscat Daily