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The Mozambican government has updated fees for the exploitation of wildlife resources as a way to protect and conserve their rational and sustainable use.
The announcement was made yesterday in Maputo by the spokesman and deputy minister of Energy Augusto Fernando, at the end of the 42nd Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers.
Fernando said that hunting and hunter’s guides’ licences had been reviewed, and that the updated fees would increase fiscal revenues.
“It is important to mention that these rates have not been adjusted since 2002, so there was a need for some readjustment, and also because of the type of animal at stake,” he said.
The fees vary according to the species in question, and as far as hunting for example goes, “there is a huge list of animals indicated and once the decree is published the rates will be there for all to see”, Fernando said.
The hunting regulations approved yesterday establishes conditions for hunting in the country, includding distinctions between hunting by simple license, sports hunting, and hunting in defence of people and property.
Yesterday’s session also approved the Ship and Port Facility Regulation, which will enable the creation of a coordination centre for ship operations at port facilities assessing information on threats to shipping.
This results from international maritime organisation having adopted amendments to conventions on the protection of ships in port against threats of terrorism and maritime traffic, Fernando revealed.
The government also created a National Committee for Trade Facilitation (CNFC), a consultative organisation to monitor the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.Source: AIM Moçambique
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