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Legal Documents

Myanmar Pearl Law, July 10, 1995.

Parties: State Law and Order Restoration Council

Purpose: Implementation of the policy of' the Government relating to pearl production and marketing.

Main Agreements: This law deals with the Application for permit and granting thereof, the duties of the holder of a permit, the application for registration and granting thereof, the duties of the holder of a registration certificate, designation of fishing ground, the duties and functions of the Myanmar Pearl Enterprise, the duties and powers of the chief inspector, the duties and powers of an inspector, the taking of action by administrative means.

Law Amending Myanma Marine Fisheries Law, October 28, 1993.

Parties: State Law and Order Restoration Council

Purpose: To Amend to Marine Fisheries Law.

Main Agreements: This law outlines the rules and regulations, as well as the duties and rights relating to fishery matters in Myanmar.

Myanmar Marine Fisheries Law, April 25, 1990.

Parties: State Law and Order Restoration Council

Purpose: To outline the main concepts, rules and regulations concerning marine fisheries in Myanmar.

Main Agreements: This law deals with the application for license, payment of duties and fees, registration, determination of fishing ground, duties and rights of a license holder, powers of the department and the director deneral, duties and powers of the inspector, duties of the master of the vessel and other related matters.

Law Relating to the Fishing Rights of Foreign Fishing Vessels, April 2, 1989.

Parties: State Law and Order Restoration Council

Purpose: To outline the fishing rights of foreign fishing vessels.

Main Agreements: This law relates to the payment of duties and fees, duties and rights of the entrepreneur, duties and powers of the director-general, duties and powers of the inspector, duties of the master, invalidity of license, and other related matters.

 

Reports

Khoe Kay: Biodiveristy in Peril. Chiang Mai: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, 2008.
Summary: "Threats from proposed large dams and militarization may seriously degrade Khoe Kay. With dams, the main concerns are greenhouse gas emissions, loss of fisheries, cumulative effects of several cascading dams, and flow changes and sedimentation. Militarization of the area is also increasing, having already resulted in the loss of one severely endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros." [Author]
  Funge-Smith, Simon and Lindebo, Erik, et al. Asian Fisheries Today: The Production and Use of Low Value/Trash Fish From Marine Fisheries in the Asia-Pacific Region. Bangkok: Food and Agricultural Organization, 2005.
Summary: "This report provides an overview of the Asia-Pacific situation with regard to low value/trash fish production, with special emphasis on the important impact of aquaculture development and human consumption demand. The report includes recent information on the status and trends of low value/trash fish production and uses in the Asian region." [Author]

Food and Agricultural Organization. Myanmar Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, RAP Publication 2003/18, Bangkok: FAO, 2003.
Summary: This report reviews the status of aquaculture and small-scale inland fisheries, and identifies areas for technical assistance to Myanmar to address some priority concerns related to sustainable development of coastal and inland aquaculture and management of aquatic resources.
Kayan Women's Union. Drowning The Green Ghosts of Kayanland. Impacts of the Upper Paunglaung Dam in Burma. 2003.
Summary: This report highlights the impacts that have risen from the construction of the Paunglaung Dam, with focus on the lives of the Kayan people. The Kayan people were never consulted about the dam plans. Since 2004, they have been faced by forced labour and other abuses by the Burma Army. The report calls the Chinese investors and the regime to stop the building of the Paunglaung Dam.

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