Kazakh Senate proposes electronic hunting ground competitions in 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The Senate is proposing e-format competitions to secure hunting grounds and fishery waters starting in 2021 to ensure the procedure is more accessible and transparent.

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The chamber previously adopted relevant amendments on agro-industrial sector management.

To prevent the unlawful removal of flora and fauna, officials recommend increased accountability for those who cut, destroy or damage specific trees and woods, as well as punishment for violating special protected natural areas.
The measures will address issues of illegal hunting, fishing and killing other water creatures and unlawful treatment of rare and endangered plant species. 

Penalties include forfeiting property where the offence occurred and expelling foreigners or stateless persons involved in the accident from the country.

The new demands specify the terms of water resource use by banning pesticide and fertiliser use near the water’s edge and requiring notification of hydro-mechanical construction. Otherwise, owners will be subject to administrative liability for “exploitation without dam safety declaration.”

Deputies also made adjustments aimed at enhancing control over efficient land management through space-based monitoring (remote sensing data), aerial photography, ground survey and observations especially on agricultural lands, where the processes connected with soil fertility and transforming plant cover feeding grounds are identified.
To continue developing geodesy and cartography, they have included additional provisions on regulating operations involving modern techniques.

Senate members also proposed returning veterinary service control to the approved body authority and altering the service’s structure by creating a vertical subordination system. Production control department veterinarians would focus on the notification policy. At the same time, state veterinary sanitary and quarantine phytosanitary control functions at automobile checkpoints across the Eurasian Economic Union customs border would be transferred to animal health and plant quarantine state authorities to strengthen veterinary and phytosanitary safety.

To enable hunting and farming growth, an opportunity exists to use forest fund lands and recreational acreages for wild animal breeding for up to a 49-year term.
The list of harm compensation measures has also undergone changes, as economic entities are now entitled to choose compensatory events through infrastructure construction or reconstructing existing fish stock complexes, as well as by scientific research funding or creating artificial spawning grounds on flood plains and in the marine environment.