Fishing Industry Act

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FISHING INDUSTRY

THE FISHING INDUSTRY ACT

ORDER

(under section 3(2))

The Fishing Industry (Exemption) Order, 1976

ORDERS

(under section 1 8)

ORDERS
(under section 1 9)

The Fishing Industry (Declaration of Close Season) (Lobsters) Order, L.N. 123187
1987

[For subsequent Orders, please see Guide to Subsidiary Legislation.]

REGULATIONS
(under section 25)

The Fishing Industry Regulations, 1976

The Fishing Industry (conservation of Conch (Genus Strombus)) b;lf;b 26"000
Regulations, 2000 L.N. 142~12003

vl&

L.N. 13812004
Vide
L.N 97f2007

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FISHING INDUSTRY

THE FISHING INDUSTRY ACT

ORDER
(under section 3(2))

THE FISHING INDUSTRY (EXEMPTION) ORDER, 1976

(Made by the Minister on the 24th day of September, 1976) L.N. 309d76
Am&:
L.N. 168fl7

1. This Order may be cited as the Fishing Industry (Exemption) Order,
1976.

2. The persons named in the Schedule are, subject to such terms and Schedule.
conditions (if any) as are specified in the said Schedule, hereby exempt from
the requirements of section 3 (1) of the Act.

SCHEDULE (Paragraph 2)

Persons

Every child under the age of
sixteen ... . . .

Any-
(a) visiting consultant;
(b) employee of a foreign

or international agency
on attachment to the Fisheries
Division of the Ministry of
Agriculture ... . . .

Terms and Conditions

If accompanied by the holder of a valid
licence issued pursuant to section 5 of the
Act.

If accompanied by-
(a) an officer of the Fisheries Division

of the Ministry of Agriculture who
is the holder of a valid licence issued
pursuant to section 5 of the Act; or

(b) an off~cer of the Fisheries Division
of the Ministry of Agriculture to
whom an exemption has been
granted under section 3 (2) of the Act.

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FISHING INDUSTRY

THE FISHING INDUSTRY ACT

ORDER
(under section 19)

(Made by the Minister on the 20th day of July, 1987) L N 1 2 3 ~ 7

1. This Order may be cited as the Fishing Industry (Declaration of Close
Season) (Lobsters) Order, 1987.

2. In respect of each year the period commencing on the 1st day of April
and ending on the 30th day of June is hereby declared to be a close season for
lobsters.

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FISHING ZNDUSTR Y

THE FISHING INDUSTRY ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 25)

(Made by the Minister on the 24th day of September, 1976) L.N. 3096176 Amdv.
L.N. 88 /79

87r.tI82

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Fishing Industry Regula-
tions. 1976.

2. In these Regulations-
"fishing equipment" includes outboard motor, life jacket, anchor,

fishpot, the rope attaching the fishpot to the buoy, buoy, net,
netrope. head rope, speargun and fins:

"port identification mark" means such marks as are prescribed
and set out in the Second Schedule. being the marks in respect Second Schedule.
of which the port of origin of a registered fishing boat may
be identified for the purpose of these Regulations. .

3. A distance of five hundred miles beyond the territorial sea of
Jamaica shall be the area in which no person shall, using any of the
methods specified in the Schedule to the Act, engage in fishing unless
he is the holder of a valid licence issued pursuant to section 5 of the
Act.

4.-41) Any person wishing to obtain a licence to fish shall apply
to the Licensing Authority in the form set out as Form A in the First First
Schedule. Schedule. Form A.

(2) A licence to fish granted by the Licensing Authority pursuant
to section 5 (1) of the Act shall be in the form set out as Form B B.
in the First Schedule.

(3) A temporary licence to fish granted by the Licensing Author-
ity pursuant to section 5 (3) of the Act shall be in the form set out
as Form C in the First Schedule. Form C.

(4) A fee of one dollar shall be payable to the Licensing
Authority in respect of a temporary licence to fish granted by the
Licensing Authority.

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5.-(1) A register of all licences kept by the Licensing Authority
pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Act shall have entered therein-

(a) the date on which the grant of any licence is made;
(b) the licence number;
(c) the name and address of the licensed fisherman;
(d) such other details, relevant to the grant of the licence, as, in

the discretion of the Licensing Authority, are necessary for
the proper recording of every licence granted.

First (2) Such register of all licences shall be in the form set out
Schedule.
Form D. as Form D in the First Schedule.

6. The identification card which shall be carried by a licensed
fisherman pursuant to section 7 (1) of the Act, shall be in the form

Form E. set out as Form E in the First Schedule.

7.-(1) Every application to the Licensing Authority to register a
fishing boat pursuant to section 9 (1) of the Act, shall be in the form

Form F. set out as Form F in the First Schedule.

(2) A certificate of registration of a fishing boat, issued by the
Form 0. Licensing Authority shall be in the form set out as Form G in the

First Schedule.

8.--(1) A register of all fishing boats, kept by the Licensing Authority
pursuant to section 10 (1) of the Act, shall have entered therein-

(a) the date of registration of each fishing boat registered by the
Licensing Authority;

(b) the registration number assigned to each registered fishing
boat;

(c) the name (if any), class and colour of each registered fishing
boat;

(d) particulars of any licence granted to the owner of the regis-
tered fishing boat authorizing such b a t to be used for fishing.

(2) Such register of all fishing boats shall be in the form set
p, B. out as Form H in the First Schedule.

9. Every application by a registered owner of a fishing boat, for
a licence for such boat to be used for fishing pursuant to section 11 (1)
of the Act, shall be made in the form set out as Form F in the
First Schedule.

10.-(1) The registration marks of every registered boat shall-

(a) consist of a port identification mark followed immediately
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by the registration number of the registered boat;
(b) be made of red or orange luminous paint upon a white or

black background:
(c) be displayed by the registered boat in such manner as is

prescribed in paragraphs (2), (3), (4) and (5).
(2) Where a registered boat is a non-decked canoe, the registra-

tion marks of such boat shall be 20.23 centimetres (8 inches) in height
and 2.54 centimetres (1 inch) in width, displayed on both sides of the
bow.

(3) Where a registered boat is a decked canoe, the registration
marks of such boat shall be 20.23 centimetres (8 inches) in height and
2.54 centimetres (1 inch) in width, displayed on both sides of the
bow and on the deck.

(4) Where a registered boat is a fully decked vessel, the registra-
tion marks of such boat shall be 30.5 centimetres (12 inches) in height
and 3.8 centimetres (13 inches) in width. displayed on both sides
of the bow and on top of the wheelhouse.

(5) Where a registered boat is a yacht, the registration marks
of such boat shall be 30.5 centimetres (12 inches) in height and 3.8
entimetres (13 inches) in width, displayed on both sides of the bow
and on both sides of the mainsail.

11. Where a registered boat is a non-decked canoe it shall be eqdp-
ped with-

(a) an anchoring device;
(b) at least one pair of oars;
(c) at least one life jacket for each person to be carried thereon;
(d) at least one cell battery operated electrical flashlight; and
(e) at least two daylight distress flares and two night distress flares,

at all times when such boat is in use for fishing.

12. Every item of fishing equipment shall, at all times when such
equipment is being used for fishing, be identifiable by having attached
or painted on it the registration number of the registered fishing boat
by which it is being used or upon which it is being carried.

13.-41) An appeal against a decision of the Licensing Authority,
pursuant to section 16 of the Act, shall be made in writing to the
Minister.

(2) Such appeal shall be commenced by a notice of appeal
delivered to the Minister.

(3) A notice of appeal shall include-

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(a) the name. address and nationality of the appellant;
(b) particulars of the decision of the Licensing Authority against

which the appeal is made;
(c) the grounds of appeal.

(4) On a notice of appeal being delivered to the Minister, the
appellant may include any document. information, or correspondence,
relevant to the appeal, which in the opinion of the appellant is likely
to assist the Minister in corning to a decision on the appeal against
the decision of the Licensing Authority.

(5) The Minister may request that the appellant deliver to him
any document, information, or correspondence, relevant to the appeal.
which in the opinion of the Minister is likely to assist him in coming
to a decision on the appeal against the decision of the Licensing
Authority.

(6) Upon failure, within a reasonable time, to comply with
a request made by the Minister pursuant to paragraph (5), the Minister
may proceed to consider the appeal made to him by the appellant
and may make such decision as he may think fit.

14.-41) No person shall-
(a) catch and bring ashore, or destroy, any berried lobster;

(b) catch and bring ashore, or destroy, any spiny lobster
(panulirus mgus) of carapace length of less than 7.62 centi-
metres (3 inches);

(c) use for the purpose of any fishing any fry net, or any shove
net, of any length exceeding 3.66 metres (12 feet).

(2) No person shall, for the purpose of any fishing, make use
of any beach seine unless-

(a) the mesh size of the bunt be 3.17 centimetres (14 inches) or
more wide upon the bunt being fully stretched;

(b) the mesh size of the comers be 4.43 centimetres (12 inches)
or more wide upon the comers being fully stretched;

(c) the mesh size of the wings be 5.08 centimetres (2 inches) or
more wide upon the wings being fully stretched.

15. If any lperson shall contravene the provisions of regulation 14. he
shall be guilty of an offence and upon summary conviction before
a Resident Magistrate be liable to a h e not exceeding five hundred
dollars and in default thereof, to imprisonment for a term not exceed-
ing six months.

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TEE FISHING INDUSTRY REGULATIONS, 1976

FIRST SCHEDULE

Application for Licence to Fish

The Fishing Industry Act

FORM A (Regulation 4 (1))

Oiven Names Surname

A d h

I sport Trade Other

Nationality

Normal F i Base

...................................................... .......................................
Applicant's Signature Date

Reason for wan* licence (tick appropriate box)

Receipt No. Amount Received

...................................................... .......................................
SigMIure of Fishery Inspector Date

Remarts

......................................................
.Licensing Authority, Jamaica

.......................................
Date

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FORM B (Regulation 4 (2))

Licence to Fish

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Licence No ..........................................

..................................................................................... Name of Licensee
, - Address., ............................................................................... ;. ................:

NationaMy.. .......................................... a t e of Bi.. ........................
.............................................................................................. Expiry Date

..............................................................................................................
Stamp.. ............................................ ...Stamp.. ...........................................
Expiry Date.. ..................................... E x Date.. ...................................
Stamp. .............................................. Stamp. .............................................

.........................................................
Licensing Authority, Jamaica . . .

FORM C (Regdation 4 (3))

No. ..............................
Tempormy Licence to Fish

The Fishing Industry Act

This is to ctrtify that ........................................................................ of
..................................................................... b h d y licglead to fish

.................. .............................................. for a period of t h &ect from
............................................. p muant to d o n 5 (3) of the Act.

.........................................................
Licensikg Authority

.........................................................
Date

Date

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FORM D

Register of Licence to F'i'ih

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(Regulation 5)

Licence No.

Photograph of

Licensed lishaman

Name of
Licensee

. .

Address 1 R-h

FORM E (Regulation 6)

Fisherman's Z&nt@cartion Card

......................... Name.
Address. .......................
................................

..................................
Uccnsing Authority

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FORM F (Regulations 7 (1) and 9 )

Application to Regbter and Licence FiJling Vessel

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Name

Tonnage

Type of fuel used

-
Class Make and H.P. of engine

Range Btam

Type of operation to be carried out Place usually moored

..................................
Date

Nationality Addrru

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FORM F, confd.

For O&Pl Use Only

Fishery Inspector's Report

Items

Life Jackets

Life Raft

Distress Flares and Launcher

Floating Rings

Life Buoys

Fire Extinguishers

Oarlocks

Sail
- -- - -
Anchring devia

Fishery Inspector's Recommendations

Registration Approved Registration No.

Yes( 1 No ( 1

Remarks

........................................
Licensing Authon'tv, Jamaica.

Comments

Fee Colle.cted Receipt No.

lIbe fndhuion of t . 0.00 ir autborlmd by L.N. 96119271

.......................................
Fishery Zmpccfor*~ Date

Signature

of Registration Liana No.

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FORM G (Regulation 7 (2)

Certificate of Negistration and Licence of Fihhg Vessel

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Lima? No.. ............ . < - . --. .
PARTICUURS OF VisSEL.

Name of Vespel

me of Vespel
Biensions

H.P. and Make ofhuine

Registration No.

Type of Reghation

Name of Owna

Name ( DataandSta.mp

Name
< -

.**dr== . - -

RENEWALS OF hma

Expiry Data

Date and Stamp

Expiry Dat8
- ......... . . .

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Expiry Data Stamp

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SECOND SCHEDULE

Khgston and St. Andrew
Bull Bay . . . . . . . . . .
Seven Mies . . . . . . . .
Harbour Head . . . . . . . .
Gunboat . . . . , . . . . .
Port Royal .. . . . . . .
Kingston . .
Rae Town (Paradise & k t . ~ leet~t reet , and'water ~ankj
Greenwich Town . . . . . . . .
Hunts Bay . . . . . . . .

St. Catherine
Wreck Bay . . . . . . . .
Old Harbour Bay . . . . . . . .
Passage Fort . . . . . . . .
Port Henderson . . . . . . . .
Hellshin . . . . . . . . . .

Clarendon
Salt River. . . .
Welcome . . . .
Mitchell Town . .
Bournmouth . .
Barnswell Dale . .
Rocky Point . .
Jackson Bay . .
Carlisle Bay . .
Beauchamp
~mq~har (AUigator Hole)

Mamhester
Gutts River . . . , . . . .
Hudson Bay . . . . . . . .
Boiler Beach . . . .
Alligator Pond (Top &d ~ottom'lhy) . . . .

(Regulation 2)

. . .. WB

. . .. OHB . . . . PF . . . . PH . . .. H

St. Elizabeth
Cutlass Hole . . . . . . . . . . .. CH
Great Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . GB
Calabash Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . CA
Frenchman's Bay . . . . . . . . . . .. FB
Billy's Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . BI
Fort Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . FC
Parottee . . . . . . . . . . . . .. PT
Hodges .. . . . . . . . . . . . . HG
Long A m . . . . . . .. LA
lack ~iver mver si& and HHC~G sand) . . . . . . . . BR

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SECOND SCHEDULE, contd,

Westmorelami
Scotts Cove
Whitehouse (Gillings Gully)
Braughton
Auchendown (~ullod&)
Mount Edgecomb . .
Market Beach . .
Belmont . . . .
Cave . . . .
St. Anne . . . .
Smitbsfield . . . .
St. Mary . . . .
Hope Wharf . .
Salmon Point . .
Little Bay . .
Revival . .
orange ~iii . .
Ironshore . .
Ncgd .. . .
Hmver
Bloody Bay . .
Orange Bay . .
Green Island . .
Industry Cove . .
Cousins COM . .
Lances Bay . .
Haughton Court . .
Luaa .. . . - --.
Johnson Town . .
Elgin Town . .
Paradise . . . .
Mosquito Cove . .
Sandy Bay
Hopewell (Orchard add Parkins) ' '
Great River (Rum Bottle Cove) . .

Sf. James
Spring Garden . . . .
Reading . . .. . .
RiwBay..
whitehouse m e r j ' . .
Success(RosCHPI1) .. . .
Grange Pen . .

wt sprinsj ' . .

salt M& (~car~ett . . . . . .
Palmouth (Gentles, Seaboard St.; b d char&) . . . . . .
Rock . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooper's (Good HO&.~ . . . . . . . .
Darby (Stewart Castle and silver'&d) . . . . . . . .
Braco .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rio Bueno . . . . . . . . . . . .

SC
WH
B
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MB
BL
C
SA
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ST. M
HW
SP
LT
RV
OH
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NO

BY
OG
GI
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CC
LB
HC
LC
JT
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PD
MC
SD
HP
GTR

SO
RD
RB
WT
SCS
GE
HV

SLM
FA
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CO
D
BC
RI

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SECOND SCHEDULE, contd.

St. Ann
Old Folly (Alloah)
Discovery Bay (Fort)
Runaway Bay . .
Salem . .
Laughlands (Llandov&)
Priory . . . .
St. Ann's Bay . .
Mammee Bay
Ocho R i a (Sailors hie)
White River . .

. . OF . . DB . . RU . . SL .. L . . PY . . SAB .. MMM . . OR .. WR

St. Mary
Rio Nuevo . . RN
Boscobel (Playboy Fishermen &h. Salt ~ " i and ~reak'fast Gap) ' ' .. BCB
Oracabessa (White and Magnus) . . . . . . .. 0
Pagee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PG
Mahoe Bay . . . . . . . . . . .. MA
Carlton Beach . . . . . . . . . . .. CL
Robins Bay . . . . . . . . . . BO
Annotto Bay (Sea vie;) . . . . . . . . .. AB
Stewart Town . . . . . . . . . . ST
Dover (Windsor ~as t ie j . . . . . . . . . . DO

Portland
Buff Bay . . . .
Orange Bay (East and k t ) . . . .
Hope Bay . . . . . .
St. Margaret's Bay . . . .
Snow Hill . . . . . .
Nonvich
Port Antonio (East add West ~&bours, ~ r y & Bay)
Williamsfield (Turtle Crawl) . . . .
Bottom Beachb
Drapers
Fairy Hill
Blue Hole
Priestman's River
Boston . .
Long Bay
Divers River
h c o Bay
Manchioneal
b e s Bay
Hectors River

s t . Thomas
Holland Bay . .
Rocky Point . .
Dalvey . . . .
Pera (Old and New)

BF
OB
HE
SMB

N
PA
WF
BT
DP
FH
BU
PMR
BS
LO
DR
SB
M
IB
HR

. . . . . . . . . . .
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SECOND SCHEDULE, conid.

Sf . Thomas, contd.
Port Morant . . . .
Lcith Hall . . . .
ProsDect . . . .
Lyssons
Prin- Margaret ~Gpital ~each'
Morant Bav . . . .
Dubaney Pin . . . .
White Horsea . . . .
Yallahs . . . .
Gram Bay . . . .
Cow Bay . . . .
Grants Pen . . . .
Nine Miles . . . .

.. PM .. LH .. P . . LY .. PMH . . MO . . DU .. wm .. Y

FISHNG INDUSTRY

THE FISHING INDUSTRY ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 25)

(Made by the Minister on the 20th day ofMarch, 2000) LN 16TUW

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Fishing Indushy (Consewation
of Conch (Genus Sirombus)) Regulations, 2000.

2. In these Regulations-

"50% cleaned conch" means conch that has been removed from the
shell and has its riscera and operculum removed;

"commercial cold storage facility" means any premises, on shore or off
shore, and includes vessels where conch meat is kept or stored for
commercial purposes;

"conch meat" means processed or unprocessed conch and any
derivatives thereof;

"eating establishment" means any place where conch is prepared or
sold for human consumption and includes a mobile cart or unit, a
madside stand and a container in which conch is ptepared;

"Fishery Management Area" means an area listed in the Fird Schedule
in which the fishing of conch is monitored by the Licensing
Authority;

"immature conch" means conch-

(a) tbat has a shell the length of which is, from tip of the spire to the
siphonal canal, less than 22 c e n t i m m ; or

b tbat does not have a shell with a flared lip;

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REGLrL4TIONs 2000

"Individual Conch Quota" means the maximum weight of 50%
cleaned mnch that may be landed by any l i d fisherman, as
allocated to that fisherman by the Minister, at least thirty days
prior to the end of the close season;

"National Total AIIowable'Catch" means the &mum we@ of :
50% cleaned wnch that may be landed by the aggregate of
liiensed fishermen, as determined by the Minister at least thirty
days prior to the end of the close season.

3. The maximum weight of 50% cleaned wnch which may be landed
dwing the period outside of a close season for wnch shall not exceed the
National Total Allowance Catch.

4.+1) The maximum weight of 50% cleaned conch which may be
landed by a licensed fisherman in any one open season shall not exceed the
Individual Conch Quota allocated to that licensed fisherman

(2) A licensed fishaman who has bee" allocated an Individual
Conch Quota shall be issued a certificate regarding such allocation.

(3) An Individual Conch Quotaallocated to a licensed fisherman
shall not be transferable and shall be valid for such period as is specified in
the cemficale referred to in paragraph (2).

5.+1) Every licensed fishermanand every person in charge of a
commercial wld storage facility, hotel or eating establishment which offers
conch meat to its patrons, shall, in writmg, declare to the Licensing Authority
the level of processing and quantity of conch me+ in their possession.

(2) A licensed fisherman shall give to the Licensing Authority the
information required under paragraph (1) at least seven days prior to the
commencement of each close season for wnch.

(3) Subjea to paragraph (4), a person in charge of a wmmercial
wld storage facility, hotel or eating establishment shall give to the Licensing
Authority the informalion required under that paragraph within seven days of
the wmmencement of each close season for conch.

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(4) A person in charge. of a commercial cold storage facility shall, in
addition to the information required to be given pursuant to paragraph ( I ) , make
further declarations to the Licensing Authority of-

(a) the name, address and such other particulars as the Licensing Authority
may require from time to time, which identify the persons for whom
the conch meat is stored; and

(b) the quantity and level of processing of any additional conch meat that
he receives for storage in his facility during the close season for conch.

(5) Declarations in relation to the information specified in paragraph
(4) (b) shall be made within seventy-two hours of the receipt of the conch meat.

(6) A declaration as to the level of processing of conch meat shall specify
whether the conch is-

(a) 50% cleaned;

(b) 65% processed;

(c) 85% processed;

( 4 100% processed fillet;

(e) ground conch;

V) of any other category specified by the Licensing Authority.

(7) The conversion factor used in ascertaining the level of processing
shall be as specified in the Second Schedule. ~ e o ~ n d

Schcdulc

6.--(I) Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall sell, process or import
conch meat during the close season for conch.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph ( I ) , where conch meat has been declared
under regulation 5 to be in storage, that conch meat may be sold or processed
during the first twenty-one days of the close season for conch.

7. A Fishery Inspector may at any reasonable time of day enter any processing
plant, commercial cold storage facility, hotel or eating establishment or any
other place in which conch meat is stored for the purpose of sale (hereinafter
referred to as "prescribed premises") and may-

(a) inspect the prescribed premises;

(6) examine any conch meat found thereon;

(c) determine whether the Individual Conch Quota has been exceeded by
any licensed fisherman;

( 4 remove any conch meat that is found thereon, of which the Licensing
Authority has not been informed pursuant to regulation 5; and

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(e) take, where he considers it appropriate, such other steps as may be
deemed necessary to prevent the sale of conch meat therefrom.

8 . 4 1 ) A Fishery Inspector may, where he has reasonable grounds for
suspecting that any offence against these Regulations is being committed or is
about to be committed on any prescribed premises-

(a) enter, and remain upon such premises;

(b) request any person in charge of or employed in such premises to furnish
such information as the Fishery Inspector may require for the purposes
of these ReguIations; and

(c) give such directions as he considers necessary to prevent the commission
or further commission of an offence against these Regulations.

(2) Any person who-

(a) refuses, neglects or fails to comply with any direction given to him by
any Fishery Inspector; or

(b) refuses, without reasonable cause, to give any explanation which he is
required by any Fishery Inspector to give; or

(c) assaults or obstructs any Fishery Inspector acting in the execution of
his duty,

is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction thereof before a
Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars and, in default
of payment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

9. Where a Fishery Inspector is satisfied, pursuant to regulations 7 and 8
that-

(a) the prescribed premises is in satisfactory condition; and

(6) the storage of conch meat found thereon complies with the provisions
of these Regulations,

he shall issue a certificate to that effect.

10. No person shall fish, collect, offer for sale or sell immature conch.

* 11. The Minister may at any time, by Order-
(a) implement measures to conserve and manage the fishing of conch in

any Fishery Management Area; and

(6) prohibit fishing of conch in any Fishery Management Area for a
specified period of time.

12. No person shall fish in a Fishery Management Area unless the Minister
has declared that fishing may be allowed in that Area at that time.

1 3 . 4 1) Every licensed fisherman shall, using the relevant form specified in
Th~rd the Third Schedule, declare to the Licensing Authority, such information in
Schedule respect of each catch conducted.

L.N. 37Bl2000

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(2) Every person in charge of a processing plant shall declare to the
Licensing Authority such information as is required using the relevant form
specified in the Third Schedule. Third

Schdule.

(3) The information received by the Licensing Authority pursuant to
paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be used for the purposes of Fisheries Statistics.

(4) Any person who refuses, neglects or fails to comply with paragraph
(I) or (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction before a
Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and
imprisonment.

14. Any person who contravenes any provision of these Regulations for
which no penalty has been expressly provided shall be guilty of an offence and
upon summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate shall be liable to a fme
not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
three months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(Regulation 2)

Fishery Management Areas

The Island Shelf of Jamaica
Pedro Bank
Morant Bank
Formigas Bank
Henry Holmes Bank
Albatros Bank
Grappler Bank

SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 5)

Conversion Factors

Degree of Processing Conversion Factor

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THIRD SCHEDULE

FISHERIES DIVISION LANDING LOG-CONCH VESSEL

(Regulation 13)

VESSEL NAME1I.D. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FREEZEWICE (circle one)

SIZE (FT.) CAPTAIN SCUBA.HOOKAH (circle one)

Please retum completed forms to Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture
Fax: 923-881 1-3, ext. 238

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REGULATIONS, 2000

Form to be used by a person in charge of a Processing Plant in Declaring
Information

LOG FORM FOR PROCESSING PLANT

Please return completed forms to Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture

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