Royal Decree

Royal Decree 20/2019 Promulgating the Aquatic Living Resources Law

2019/20 20/2019


We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,

Royal Decree 15/81 Concerning the Territorial Sea, Continental Shelf, and Exclusive Economic Zone,

the Maritime Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/81,

the Law of Sea Fishing and Protection of Aquatic Living Resources promulgated by Royal Decree 53/81,

the Law Governing Maritime Navigation in Territorial Waters promulgated by Royal Decree 98/81,

the Environment Protection and Pollution Prevention Law promulgated by Royal Decree 114/2001,

and the Nature Reserves and Wildlife Conservation Law promulgated by Royal Decree 6/2003,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The attached Aquatic Living Resources Law shall apply.

Article II

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries shall issue the executive regulation for the provisions of this law within a period not exceeding one year from the date of its issuance, and shall issue the decisions necessary to implement the provisions of this law, and until they are issued, the regulation and decisions in force shall continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this law.

Article III

The Law on Fishing and Protection of Marine Living Resources promulgated by Royal Decree 53/81 is hereby repealed, as well as every provision contrary to this law or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after 90 (ninety) days from the date of its publication.

Issued on: 8 Jumada Al-Thani 1440
Corresponding to: 13 February 2019 

Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1281 issued on 17 February 2019.

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