Lecturer at Department of Maritime Law and Policy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh
Dean at Faculty of Maritime Governance and Policy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh
Professor at Department of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
The article analyses the Marine Fisheries Act, 2020 to determine whether this Act ensures the sustainable utilization of marine fisheries. Sustainable utilization of marine fisheries has the most vital role to play in improving the contribution of marine fisheries sector to the economic development of the Bangladesh. The article finds that the Act does not comply with the obligations of the international law for marine fisheries management and does not ensure coordinated approach among neighbouring countries. Besides, it has failed to address all factors affecting contribution of marine fisheries in an obligatory term. This paper recommends to incorporate international law principles in the Act explicitly and make the provisions legally enforceable to ensure sustainable utilization of marine fish stocks for enhancing its contribution to the national economy.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 2005 - 2021DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114270
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