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The Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXVI OF 1974 )

Punishment for pollution

22. If any person, including a juridical person or a foreign entity, commits any of the following acts in Maritime Zones of Bangladesh shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to 3 (three) years, or with fine shall not be less than taka 2 (two) crore which may extend to taka 5 (five) crore, or with both, namely:-

(a) damaging behaviours, which happened in areas outside the jurisdiction of Bangladesh, but cause pollution in areas under its jurisdiction;

(b) discharge of any types of pollutants or other substances that are prohibited by this Act;

(c) discharge of pollutants to sea without following the provisions of this Act or discharging pollutants exceeding the standard;

(d) causing of marine pollution incidents and without immediate measures to deal with due to accidents or other unexpected events;

(e) any activity affecting directly or indirectly the marine environment in coastal areas;

(f) any other violation specified by the notifications in the official Gazette.

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