The Fisheries Board is established under Article 5 of Chapter 425 of the Fisheries Conservation and Management Act.

Main Board Duties:

It shall be the duty of the Board to advise the Minister on any matter referred to it by the said Minister, and generally in relation to the development, administration and conservation of the fisheries of Malta and in particular shall:

(a) Consider and make proposals for the making of regulations under article 38, or any other legislation which may affect the fishing industry;

(b) Consider and make proposals for the introduction of measures prohibiting or restricting the catching of species of fish or other measures that would lead to the conservation of fish stocks;

(c) Consider and make proposals for agreements or arrangements to be entered into pursuant to article 18;

(d) Consider any matters referred to it by a member of the Board, by a government department or by a member of the public and make its recommendations thereon if and as the Board may consider appropriate;

(e) Submit such proposals to the Government as it shall consider appropriate;

(f) Submit an annual report of its activities to the Minister;

(g) Have such other functions and duties as may be prescribed.

Relevant Links:

Fisheries Board Meeting Minutes: