CHAPTER 200 - FISHERIES ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

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Fisheries (Fishing Licence Fees) Regulation

Fisheries Regulations

FISHERIES (FISHING LICENCE FEES) REGULATION

[Section 21]

[RETAINED AS PER S.15 OF INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

[Currency mentioned in this regulation should be re-denominated as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 2012, read with S 29 of Bank of Zambia Act, 1996.]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Special fishing licence

   3.   Fishing fees for commercial areas

   4.   Aquaculture licence fees

   5.   Import and export fees

   6.   Conveyance fees

   7.   Revocation of S.I. No. 21 of 1997

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      THIRD SCHEDULE

      FOURTH SCHEDULE

      FIFTH SCHEDULE

SI 59 of 2008.

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Fisheries (Fishing Licence Fees) Regulations, 2008.

2.   Special fishing licence

The fees payable for any activity relating to the special fishing licence are as set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations.

3.   Fishing fees for commercial areas

The fees payable in respect of a fishing licence issued for the purpose of fishing in a commercial area are as set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

4.   Aquaculture licence fees

The fees payable in respect of any aquaculture activity are as set out in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

5.   Import and export fees

The fees payable for importing or exporting fish are as set out in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations.

6.   Conveyance fees

The fees payable for the conveyance of fish are as set out in the Fifth Schedule to these Regulations.

7.   Revocation of S.I. No. 21 of 1997

The Fisheries (Fishing Licence Fees) Regulations, 1997, are hereby revoked.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

4SPECIAL FISHING LICENCE FEES

1.Collection of ornamental fish for aquaria

Fee Units

All licensed fisheries

28,000 per annum

2. Fisheries Research Permits:

   (a)    non-resident student

28,000 per annum

   (b)    resident student

2,800 per annum

   (c)    individual researcher (no-resident)

56,000 per annum

   (d)    individual researcher (resident)

2,800 per annum

3.Institutional Research Permits:

   (a)   foreign institution

100,000 per annum

   (b)   local institution

56,000 per annum

4.Collection of Research Specimens:

   (a)    variety of live specimens up to 30

16,000 per annum

   (b)   variety of dead specimens up to 30

8,300 per annum

   (c)   additional specimen (live)

30 each

   (d)   additional specimen (dead)

30 each

   (e)   mono species specimen live up to 30

8,300 per annum

   (f)   additional specimen (live)

30 each

   (g)   mono specimen (dead) up to 30

8,300 per annum

   (h)   additional mono specimen (dead)

30 each

   (i)   endangered species

Prohibited

   (j) rare species

555 each

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

COMMERCIAL FISHING AREAS

FISHING LICENCE FEES

   

1. Persons resident in Zambia:

Fee Units

   (a)    Kafue Fishery from Chunga Lagoon toKafue Gorge Dam

555 per annum

   (b)   Kafue Fishery from Itezhi-tezhi dam to the

555 per annum

   (c)   Lukanga Fishery

445 per annum

   (d)   Lake Kariba Fishery

555 per annum

   (e)   Bangweulu Fishery

555 per annum

   (f)   Mweru-Luapula Fishery

555 per annum

   (g)   Mweru-Wantipa Fishery

555 per annum

   (h)Upper Zambezi Fishery

280 per anuum

   (i)   Lake Tanganyika Fishery

555 per annum

   (j)   Lower Zambezi Fishery

416 per annum

   (k)   Luangwa Fishery

280 per annum

   (l)   Chisense Fishing (Mweru-Luapula- Bangweulu)

680 per annum

   (m)   Chisense Fishing (Mweru-Wa-Ntipa)

830 per annum

   (n)   Kapenta Fishing (artisanal):

         (i)   Lake Tanganyika

555 per annum

         (ii)   Lake Itezhi-tezhi

556 per annum

         (iii)   Lake Kariba (Artisanal)

830 per annum

   (o)   Lusemfwa River (Angling only)

280 per annum

   (p)   Lusiwashi Fishery

280 per annum

   (q)   Chambeshi River Fishery

556 per annum

   (r)   Kabompo River Fishery

280 per annum

   (s)   Supper Upper Zambezi Fishery

333 per annum

   (t)   Supper Upper Kafue Fishery

338 per annum

   (u)   Itezhi-tezhi Fishery

556 per annum

   (v)   other fishery areas not mentioned above

280 per annum

   (w)   rod and fishing (all fishery areas)

110 per month

2. Persons non-resident in Zambia (in all fishery areas)

1666 per annum

3. Fishing groups or co-operatives (Zambians)

11,000 per annum

4. Companies:

   (a)   Lake Kariba Fishery per fishing rig

11,111 per annum

   (b)   Lake Tanganyika fishery per fishing unit

27,777 per annum

   (c)   Lake Tanganyika (Nsumbu Area)

13,888 per annum

5. Sport Fishing:

   (a)   Sport Fishing (organizers)

13,800 per annum

   (b)   Sport Fishing (individual participation)

1,500 per annum

6. Recreation Fishing:

   (a)   Persons resident in Zambia__

         (i)    under the age of 18 years

138 per month

         (ii)    under the age of 18 years

830 per annum

         (iii)   of the age of 18 years and above

280 per month

         (iv)   of the age of 18 years and above

1,666 per annum

   (b)   person not resident in Zambia

2,800 per month

7. Institution angling permits:

   (a)   lodges and campus

9,700 per annum

   (b)   aquaculture facility

2,800 per annum

8. Institutional angling permits for hotels:

   (a)   with a capacity of 20 beds

12,200 per annum

   (b)   with a capacity of 21 beds or more

15,200 per annum

   (c)   fishing competitions

4,160 per week

THIRD SCHEDULE

[Regulation 4]

AQUACULTURE FEES

Fee Units

1. Ornamental breeding for export

16,600 per annum

2. Angling in dams 30 per day

3. Fish farming licence:

   (a)   small pond producing less than 3 tonnes

55 per annum

   (b)   large pond:

         (i)   producing 3 to 5 tonnes

166 per annum

         (ii)   producing 5 to 100 tonnes

277 per annum

         (iii)   producing over 100 tonnes

550 per annum

   (c)   culture of exotic fish (already in production)

27,800 per annum

   (d)   cage culture/pen culture/re-circulation system:

         (i)   producing less than 1 tonne

55 per annum

         (ii)   producing 1 to 5 tonnes

556 per annum

         (iii)   producing 5 to 100 tonnes

1,111 per annum

         (iv)   producing over 100 tonnes

2,777 per annum

4. Fish hatchery permits:

   (a)   hatchery producing less than 10,000 fingerlings

277 per annum

   (b)   hatchery producing 10 to 50,000 fingerlings

   (c)   hatchery producing over 50,000 fingerlings

2,777 per annum

FOURTH SCHEDULE

[Regulation 5]

FISH IMPORT AND EXPORT FEES

1. Fish Export Permit (International Health Certificate):

   (a)   dead fish

1 per kg

   (b)   ornamental fish

5 per piece

   (c)   mounted trophy

280 each

2. Import Permit

   (a)   live fish

3. per piece

   (b)   dead fish (kapenta)

3 per kg

   (c)   dead fish (other species)

6 per kg

   

FIFTH SCHEDULE

[Regulation 5]

CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN/FISH MOVEMENT PERMIT

Fee Units

1.Fresh fish

1 per kg

2.Dry fish

2 per kg

FISHERIES REGULATIONS, 2012

[Section 67]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
REGULATION OF FISHING

   3.   Prohibited fishing areas

   4.   Prohibited fishing period

   5.   Prohibited nets

   6.   Restricted fishing equipment

   7.   Prohibited fishing methods

   8.   Prohibition of use of pesticides

   9.   Control of movement of fish

PART III
FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS

   10.   Design of industrial vessels and equipment

   11.   Areas for preparation and freezing of fish and fish products

   12.   Requirements during and after landing of fish

   13.   General conditions for fish factory

   14.   General conditions of hygiene applicable to employees

   15.   Handling fish products on shore

   16.   Conditions for processed fish products

   17.   Prevention of parasites and moulds

   18.   Package, storing and transportation

   19.   Labelling

PART IV
IMPORT AND EXPORT PERMITS

   20.   Application for import permit

   21.   Application for export permit

   22.   Request for further information and particulars

   23.   Import permit

   24.   Export permit

   25.   Rejection of application for permit

   26.   Surrender of permit

   27.   Transfer of permit

   28.   Suspension and cancellation of permit

   29.   Change in particulars of permit

   30.   Application for duplicate permit

PART V
SPECIAL FISHING LICENCE

   31.   Application for special fishing licence

   32.   Special fishing licence

   33.   Restriction on transfer of special fishing licence

   34.   Surrender of special fishing licence

   35.   Cancellation and suspension of special fishing licence

   36.   Change of particulars of special fishing licence

   37.   Application for duplicate special fishing licence

   38.   Application for renewal of special fishing licence

PART VI
REGISTRATION OF BOATS

   39.   Application for registration

   40.   Request for further information and particulars

   41.   Registration of boat

   42.   Rejection of application for registration

   43.   Surrender of registration

   44.   Transfer of registration

   45.   Suspension and cancellation of registration

   46.   Change of particulars of registration

   47.   Application for duplicate registration

PART VII
AQUACULTURE LICENCE

   48.   Application for aquaculture licence

   49.   Aquaculture licence

   50.   Surrender of aquaculture licence

   51.   Transfer of aquaculture licence

   52.   Cancellation and suspension of aquaculture licence

   53.   Change of particulars of aquaculture licence

   54.   Application for duplicate aquaculture licence

   55.   Application for renewal of aquaculture licence

PART VIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   56.   Register

   57.   General penalty

   58.   Revocation of S.I. Nos. 107 of 1976, 24 of 1986 and 55 of 1986

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

Act 22 of 2011,

SI 24 of 2012.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Fisheries Regulations, 2012.

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

"commercial fishing area" means an area designed as such under the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing Areas) (Declaration) Order, 2011;

"commercial fishing" means fishing which is undertaken in a commercial fishing area as a regular or occasional occupation for the supply of fish to any market or industry;

"fish" has the meaning assigned to it in the Act;

"fish product" means any human food product in which fish is a characterising ingredient;

"Kutumpula" means any fishing method whereby fish are driven into a stationery net or monofilament net or trap;

"process monitoring instrument" means an instrument or device used to indicate conditions during fish processing at a critical control point;

"processing" means, with respect to fish or fish products, handing, storing, preparing, heading, eviscerating, freezing, changing into different market forms, manufacturing, preserving, packing, labelling, unloading and loading; and

"sanitary and phytosanitary certificate" means the certificate that permits an inspection authority to attest to the status of an animal, plant or fish product with respect to hygiene, freedom from disease or insect pests, and provides basic details about the means of conveyance of that product.

PART II
REGULATION OF FISHING

3.   Prohibited fishing areas

   (1) A person shall not fish in any commercial fishing area specified in the First Schedule.

   (2) The restriction imposed in subregulation (1) shall, in respect of any commercial fishing area set out in the first column of the First Schedule, apply only to the extent described in the second column of that Schedule.

4.   Prohibited fishing period

   (1) A person shall not fish in a commercial fishing area set out in the first column of the First Schedule except during the period set out in the third column of that Schedule or with the written permission of the Director.

   (2) The restriction imposed in subregulation (1) shall, in respect of any commercial fishing area set out in the first column of the First Schedule, apply only to the extent described in the second column of that Schedule.

   (3) The prohibition imposed by subregulation (1) shall apply during the period described in the third column of the First Schedule.

5.   Prohibited nets

   (1) A person shall not use for fishing, in a commercial fishing area set out in the First Schedule, any of the nets specified in the second column of that Schedule.

   (2) The restriction imposed in sub-regulation (1) shall apply only to the extent described in the third column of the First Schedule.

6.   Restricted fishing equipment

   (1) A person who is found in a commercial fishing area in possession of equipment, the use of which is prohibited under the Act or these Regulations, commits an offence.

   (2) A person shall not construct an industrial fishing vessel for the purpose of fishing Kapenta without the approval of the Director.

7.   Prohibited fishing methods

A person shall not fish in any commercial fishing area using Kutumpula or any of the fishing methods specified in section 15 of the Act.

8.   Prohibition of use of pesticides

A person shall not use any pesticides as a means of curing, preserving, processing or storing fish.

9.   Control of movement of fish

   (1) A person shall not, during the closed fishing season, move fish from an open fishing area and an aquaculture facility without a certificate of origin.

   (2) A person shall not transit any fish in Zambia without a sanitary and phytosanitary certificate issued by the relevant authority in the country of origin.

   (3) A certificate of origin shall be surrendered at the port of exit.

   (4) A certificate of origin of fish shall be valid for a period not exceeding two days and shall not be transferable or assigned to any other person.

PART III
FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS

10.   Design of industrial vessels and equipment

An industrial fishing vessel or equipment shall have the following minimum requirements:

      (a)   a reception and adequate work for taking fish and fish products on board;

      (b)   the area shall be easy to clean and protect the fish products from the sun or any source of contamination;

      (c)   a place for storing and packaging materials separate from processing areas; and

      (d)   a suitable number of toilets and changing rooms.

11.   Areas for preparation and freezing of fish and fish products

An area used for the preparation and freezing of fish and fish products shall have the following facilities:

      (a)   a non-slippery floor, walls and ceilings that are easy to clean and disinfect;

      (b)   adequate ventilation, lighting and proper vapour extraction; and

      (c)   cleaning and disinfection tools that are not hand operated.

12.   Requirements during and after landing of fish

The following requirements shall be complied with during and after landing of fish:

      (a)   offloading and landing equipment shall be constructed of material that is easy to clean and disinfect, and shall be kept in good state of repair and cleanliness;

      (b)   fish products shall be placed, without unnecessary delay, in a protected environment at appropriate temperatures to prevent contamination of the fish products;

      (c)   signs prohibiting smoking, spitting, eating and drinking shall be displayed in prominent and conspicuous spots in the area used for landing fish; and

      (d)   the area shall be closeable and be kept closed in the manner determined by the Department.

13.   General conditions for fish factory

Any factory, equipment and premises used for keeping or storing fish shall have the following facilities:

      (a)   working areas of sufficient size for work to be carried out under hygienic conditions;

      (b)   the layout and design shall separate the clean and dirty parts of the factory in order to prevent contamination of the fish or fish product;

      (c)   the cold rooms used for storing fish and fish products shall be kept at appropriate temperatures as prescribed by the Zambia Bureau of Standards;

      (d)   appropriate facilities for protection against pests such as insects, rodents, birds and vermin shall be in place; and

      (e)   minimum sanitary conditions shall be adhered to as prescribed by the Zambia Bureau of Standards.

14.   General conditions of hygiene applicable to employees

   (1) An employer shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the highest possible standard of cleanliness is required of staff.

   (2) An employer shall take all necessary measures to prevent any contamination of fish and fish products and ensure provision of personal protective equipment to employees handling fish and fish products.

15.   Handling fish products on shore

The handling of fish products on shore shall comply with the standards prescribed by the Zambia Bureau of Standards.

16.   Conditions for processed fish products

A person responsible for a factory or premises used for processing fish or fish products shall–

      (a)   keep a register of the processing of fish and fish products carried out at the factory or premises;

      (b)   indicate the conditions of storage for the fish or fish products, on the packaging for the fish or fish products;

      (c)   preserve fish and fish products by salting, smoking or drying; and

      (d)   avail the expected storage life of the fish and fish products to the Department on demand.

17.   Prevention of parasites and moulds

   (1) The fish products shall, during production and before they are released for human consumption, be subject to visual inspection for the purpose of detecting and removing any parasites.

   (2) A person shall not place on the market for human consumption, any fish or fish products which are infested with parasites or moulds.

   (3) Microbiological criteria, including sampling plans and methods of analysis shall be complied with to protect human health.

18.   Packaging, storing and transportation

   (1) Fish packaging materials and products shall comply with rules of hygiene.

   (2) Unused packaging materials for fish and fish products shall be protected from dust and contamination and be stored in premises away from the production area.

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