27.11.2018 r.

The Senate adopted a draft of the Sea Fisheries Act.

On 23 November 2018 the Senate of the Republic of Poland adopted without amendment the Act of 9 November 2018 amending the Sea Fisheries Act and certain other acts.

The amendment provides, among other things, for the establishment of a central government administration body appointed by the Prime Minister at the request of the minister in charge of fisheries and subordinate directly to this minister – the Chief Inspectorate for Sea Fisheries with its seat in Słupsk in place of the currently operating three regional inspectorates: in Gdynia, Słupsk and Szczecin and also 14 local branches.

The purpose of the amendments is to harmonise the way in which inspections of commercial and recreational fishermen are carried out, by establishing a single body appointed to control compliance with the rules on marine fisheries and on the organisation of the fish market.