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The Marine Fisheries Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1983 )

Government may declare marine reserves
28. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare any area of the Bangladesh fisheries waters and, as appropriate, any adjacent or surrounding land, to be a marine reserve where it considers that special measures are necessary¬-
(a) to afford special protection to the aquatic flora and fauna of such areas and to protect and preserve the natural breeding grounds and habitats of aquatic life, with particular regard to flora and fauna in danger of extinction; or
(b) to allow for the natural regeneration of aquatic life in areas where such life has been depleted; or
(c) to promote scientific study and research in respect of such areas; or
(d) to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of such areas.

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