Derzhrybahentstvo initiate strengthen criminal liability for fishermen engaged in fishing elektrolovom - fishing gear, sale and use of which is prohibited in Ukraine. By staying on the pond or in the protective zone of prohibited fishing gear propose to introduce criminal liability in the form of imprisonment for a term of three to five years, or imprisonment for up to three years.
This is stated in the message Derzhrybahentstva.
President Derzhrybahentstva Yarema Kuznetsov said: " Gross violation of fishing regulations, which applies fishing elektrolovom long time both regulated and the Administrative and Criminal Codes of Ukraine. Accordingly, when it fell to the court, then the offenders had the opportunity to negotiate with " the servants of Themis " - in most cases they received " Soft " option is not punishment for the criminal, and the Administrative Code - a fine in the amount of 340-680 USD, is apparently insufficient punishment. Fishing bait for electricity is the cruelest type of poaching - it not only kills fish but also destroy the entire ecosystem of the pond. The practice of criminal liability exclusively prevalent in many countries. We hope that introducing it in Ukraine, we can overcome such a shameful display of poaching as elektrolov " .
These and a number of other innovations to strengthen control over the implementation of fishing regulations Derzhrybahentstvo developed as part of the bill " On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences and Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on strengthening accountability for violation of fishing regulations and maintenance work on the lands of water fund " .