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Inland Fisheries Act 🇳🇬

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Inland Fisheries Act

  • Commenced on 28 December 1992
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
  • [Note: The original publication document is not available and this content could not be verified.]
An Act to provide for the licensing of fishing craft and the regulation of fishing on the inland waters of Nigeria and for matters connected therewith.

1. Licensing of fishing craft

(1)As from the commencement of this Act no person shall operate a motor fishing craft (in this Act referred to as a "craft") within the inland waters of Nigeria unless a licence in respect of that craft has been issued to the owner or operator of the craft under this Act.
(2)A person who operates or causes to be operated a craft in contravention of subsection (1) of this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding N500 or imprisonment for a term of six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

2. Application for a licence

(1)An application for a licence under this Act shall be made in a writing…

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