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The Marine Fisheries Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1983 )

Entry by unlicensed foreign fishing vessels into Bangladesh Fisheries waters
21. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub section (2), a foreign fishing vessel may enter the Bangladesh fisheries waters without a licence for the purpose of-
(a) passage through such waters in the course of a voyage to destination outside such waters;
(b) averting imminent danger where the vessel is in distress, to the safety of the vessel or of its crew; or
(c) rendering assistance to persons, ships or aircraft in danger or distress; or
(d) obtaining emergency medical assistance for a member of the crew; or
(e) for any other purpose recognised by international law.
(2) Any foreign fishing vessel entering the Bangladesh fisheries waters for any purpose set out in sub section (1) shall-
(a) observe such rules as may be prescribed; and
(b) return outside such waters as soon as the purpose for which it entered has been fulfilled.

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