CAIRO - 22 August 2022: The Law on the Protection and Development of Lakes and Fisheries in Egypt, recently ratified by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, No. 146 of 2021, sets the rules for the practice of fishing boats and their workers for their work.
The law sets binding conditions, including that the fishing boat has a license and that the fisherman obtain a fishing card.
The law included fishing fees and cases of exemption from them, and cases of withdrawal of licenses and included the establishment of an agency for the protection and development of lakes and fisheries.
The law works to unify the authorities that carry out the competencies related to the protection, development and exploitation of lakes and fisheries, and to eliminate the conflict of jurisdiction between these authorities by creating a unified body that exercises these competencies exclusively and has control over that.
The law stipulates that, without prejudice to what is stipulated in any other law, it is prohibited to dump or dispose of toxic, radioactive, chemical or petroleum materials, oils, residues and wastes from ships, factory or factory waste, or untreated sewage water into Egyptian waters, and this prohibition applies to any other materials that may harm aquatic resources, aquatic life, or fishing activity.
Anyone who violates this shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than one year and not exceeding three years and a fine of not less than 100,000 pounds and not more than 500,000 pounds, and in the event of recurrence, the penalty is doubled.