Marine Biology Research Center

The Relevant Bill

  1. ① The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or City/Province Mayors/Governors shall take the necessary measures to rescue or treat marine animals wounded or in distress, such as the establishment and operation of facilities for the rescue and treatment of marine animals. <Amended Feb. 29, 2008>
  2. ② The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or City/Province Mayors/Governors may designate relevant institutions or organizations as institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals, to ensue the rescue and treatment of marine animals. <Amended Feb. 29, 2008>
  3. ③ The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or City/Province Mayors/Governors may subsidize expenses incurred in rescuing and treating marine animals in whole or in part, for institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals designated under paragraph ②.  <Amended Feb. 29, 2008>
  4. ④ The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or City/Province Mayors/Governors may revoke the designation, when institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals fall under any of the following subparagraphs, provided that they shall revoke such designation when institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals fall under subparagraph ①. <Amended Feb. 29, 2008>
    1. 1. When they are designated as institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals through fraudulent or other wrongful means;
    2. 2. When they refuse to rescue or treat marine animals wounded or in distress not less than three times without any extraordinary grounds for such action;
    3. 3. When they abuse marine animals;
    4. 4. When they acquire, transfer, take over, transport, keep, or offer marine organisms or processed goods made of such marine organisms under protection, which have been captured in an illegal manner, in violation of Article 20.
  5. ⑤ Necessary matters concerning the procedures for designating institutions specialized in rescuing and treating marine animals, and subsidies for expenses incurred in rescuing and treating marine animals under paragraphs ② and ③ shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.  <Amended Feb. 29, 2008>