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The Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation Act, 1973

( ACT NO. XXII OF 1973 )

2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Corporation;
(b) “Corporation” means the Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation established under section 3;
(c) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;
(d) “fish” means any species of fish or aquatic plants and animals including whales, seals, porpoises, dolphins, turtles, shellfish, oysters, crustaceans, frogs, ascidians and spawns and eggs of such animals or plants grown either in salt water or fresh water;
(e) “fishing boat” means a vessel of whatever size, and in whatever way propelled, which is for the time being employed in fishing;
(f) “fishing industry” means capturing, preservation, distribution and marketing of fish, and includes processing, manufacturing and disposal of fish and fish by-products; construction of fishing crafts, fishing nets and factories for fishing nets and gears and establishment and operation of refrigeration units, fish markets, fish ports and fish landing terminals and any matter incidental or ancillary thereto; and
(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules or regulations made under this Act.

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