On Protection, Reproduction and Use of Animal World

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 July, 2004 No.593

      Footnote. Throughout the text the words “on the water reservoirs (plots)”, “of the water reservoirs (plots)”, “the water reservoirs (plots)”, “to the water reservoirs (plots)” are respectively substituted by the words “on the water reservoirs  and (or) plots”, “of the water reservoirs  and (or) plots”, “the water reservoirs  and (or) plots”, “to the water reservoirs  and (or) plots” by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); after the words “of the state control” and “the state control” are respectively supplemented by the words “and the supervision” and “and the supervision” by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      This Law regulates the social relations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world and directed at ensuring of conditions of preservation of animal world and its biological diversity, sustainable use of objects of animal world for the purposes of meeting of environmental, economic, aesthetic and other needs of person in recognition of interests of current and future generations.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts used in this Law

      The following basic concepts shall be used in this Law:
      1) aquaculture - artificial reproduction and cultivation of fish resources and other water animals;
      2) name plate - a sign indicating the name and boundaries of hunting farms, reproduction plots and zones of peace, fisheries waters and (or) plots, as well as the terms and places, prohibited for hunting and fishing;
      3) a hunter – an individual, obtained the  right to hunt in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) hunter's certificate – a standard document, certifying the right of individual to hunt;
      5) reserve fund of hunting lands and fisheries waters  and (or) plots – hunting lands and fisheries waters  and (or) plots, not vested to the users of animal world;
      6) hunting minimum (hereinafter - hunting minimum) – special short course of training programs, considering the issues of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, safety regulations upon hunting, the awareness of which is compulsory condition for issuance of hunter’s certificate;
      7) national breed of hunting dogs – breed of Tazy, Tobet, bred in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by national selection and traditionally used for amateur (sports) hunting;
      8) hunter's trophy – animal (except for the fish resources and other water animals), its parts and derivatives taken out of the habitat in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      9) hunting farm – a type of economic activity on sustainable use of objects of animal world in the hunting lands, preservation of habitat of animal world, their protection and reproduction;
      10) a category of hunting farm - a unit of classification division of hunting farms on grounds of productivity of hunting lands, nature protection and reproduction measures, appropriated to the hunting farms on the basis of inter-farm hunting management;
      11) the subject of hunting farm – individual or legal entity, keeping the hunting farm on the fixed hunting lands in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      12) internal regulation of hunting farm – a document, establishing procedure of hunting by individual in the territory of hunting farm, including the standards of production of animals, price list for services rendered;
      13) hunting bird of prey - golden eagles, falcon and hawk used in hunting;
      14) fishing – catching of fish resources and other water animals;
      15) fisherman – individual, obtained the right to amateur (sports) fishing in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      16) fishing trophy – the object of fish resources and other water animals, their parts and derivatives taken out of the habitat in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      17) breeding season of fishes -  period of time, during of which the spawning of one or another species of fishes is occurred;
      18) certificate of origin of the catch – a document, established by the authorized body, approving the origin of fish resources and other water animals, caught at the fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      19) fish protection device – device for prevention of transfer of fish resources and other water animals to the water intake and hydraulic structures;
      20) fish-kill – mass death of fish resources and other water animals, caused by violation of hydrochemical and other modes of the reservoir, and (or) plot;
      21) fish-kill dangerous reservoir and (or) plot - fishery water and (or) plot, subjected to periodic fish-kill;
      22) fish migration - massive movement of fish from one inhabitation to another;
      23) fish culture – direction of aquaculture on artificial reproduction and cultivation of fishes for the purposes of entrepreneurial activity;
      24) fish resources and other water animals – totality of all animals, inhabiting in the water environment;
      25) basin principle of the state management of fish resources and other water animals (hereinafter - basin principle) – unified system of management of fish resources and other water animals in the fisheries waters and (or) plots in recognition of features of reproduction and migration of fish resources and other water animals, applied by the authorized body in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world independent from administrative territorial division;
      26) fish farm – a type of economic activity, related with protection, reproduction, aquaculture, fish culture, fishing, as well as processing and sale of fish resources and other water animals;
      27) certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots – a complex of measures on identification of the boundaries of fisheries waters and (or) plots, their area, state, species composition of fish resources and other water animals, made up ??to fixation the fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      28) the subject of fish farm – individual and legal entity, the basic direction of activity of which is the fish farm management;
      29) fishery structure – carrying out of complex of fish - melioration, protection and reproduction measures, arrangement, organization of scientific examination and data qualification of commercial stock of fish resources and other water animals, executed by user after fixation of fisheries waters and (or) plots in accordance with plan of fish farm management;
      30) fisherman – an employee of subject of fish farm, carrying out catching of fish resources and other water animals in the fixed fisheries waters and (or) plots by virtue of their employment duties;
      31) certificate of fisherman – a standard document, issued by the subject of fish farm, certifying the right of individual to carry out functions of fisherman;
      32) biological substantiation – scientifically based conclusion on the use of animal world, determination of allowable amount of seizure of objects of animal world, as well as on the activity, that may affect on the objects of animal world and their habitat;
      33) derivative – derivative animal and products, made from it and its derivative;
      34) game breeding – animals breeding, that are the object of hunting, the subjects of hunting farm;
      35) animals – wild animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, shellfish, insects and other), being in a state of natural freedom on land, water, atmosphere and soil;
      36) a part of animal (hereinafter – part) - a fragment of the animal's body, allowing him to identify its kind;
      37) hybridization of animals - crossing species of different species or breeds of animals in order to obtain species with the best economically useful signs or properties;
      38) animal world – a set of animals, permanently or temporarily inhabiting in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as related to the natural resources of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      39) seizure of objects of animal world – extraction (acquisition, fishing, shooting, collecting, fighting) from the habitat of animals inhabiting in a state of natural freedom, their parts and derivatives on the basis of permission for the use of animal world;
      40) artificial breeding of objects of animal world – management and breeding of animal species in captivity and (or) semi-free conditions;
      41) protection of animal world – an activity, directed to preservation of animal world, its habitat and biological diversity, sustainable use and reproduction of objects of animal world, as well as complex of measures on prevention and  struggle against infractions in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      42) an authorized state body in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world (hereinafter – an authorized body) – a central executive body, carrying out management in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as within its powers the cross-sector coordination;
      43) the state control in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world – an activity of the authorized body in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world on verification and observation over the verified subjects for the matter of compliance of their activity with the requirements, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the course of carrying out and in the results of which the measures of right limiting nature may be applied without operative reaction;
      44) the state supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world – an activity of the authorized body in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world on verification and supervision over observation of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan by the verified subjects, in the course of carrying out and in the results of which the measures of right limiting nature may be applied, as well operative reaction;
      45) sustainable use of animal world – use of objects of animal world by methods, not leading to depletion of the species diversity of animal world and preserving its ability to reproduction and meeting the needs of current and future generations;
      46) use of animal world – use of objects of animal world, their parts, derivatives and useful properties with seizure or without seizure from habitat;
      47) permission for use of animal world – a standards document, granting the right to individuals and legal entities for the use of animal world, as well as export and sale of extracted objects of animal world, their parts and derivatives, including hunting and fishing trophies;
      48) users of the animal world – individuals and legal entities, to whom the right to use of animal world is granted in accordance with this Law;
      49) inevitable damage to the animal world - a residual damage, not prevented by the precautionary measures, caused and (or) causing to the animal world or its habitat by the adverse effect of the factors resulting from natural climatic and human intervention;
      50) biological diversity of animal world – diversity of objects of animal world within one species, between species and diversity of ecological systems;
      51) habitat of animal world - natural habitat, in which the objects of animal world inhabit in a state of natural freedom;
      52) habitat protection of animal world – an activity directed at preservation of restoration of conditions of sustainable existence and reproduction of animal world in the state of natural freedom;
      53) an object of animal world – species or animal population;
      54) introduction of animals - premeditated or accidental distribution of animal species outside the areas (areas of distribution) to the new place for them, where previously these types are not inhabited;
      55) reintroduction of animals – premeditated migration of animal species to the previous habitats;
      56) reproduction of animal species – natural reproduction of animal species in the natural condition and their artificial breeding;
      57) acclimatization - adaptation of objects of animal world to the existence conditions in the habitats in which they are not previously inhabited, or lost their significance;
      58)  a permit - the document (one-time or seasonal), issued to the individual to visit the fixed hunting lands and (or) fisheries waters and (or) plots for the purpose of acquisition the objects of animal world;
      59) zoological collection -  a collection of stuffed animals, eggs, cryopreserved germinal cells, products and parts of objects of animal world, objects of animal world, as well as wild animals of zoos, zoological gardens, circuses, zoological nurseries, aquariums, oceanarium, presenting scientific, cultural and educational, teaching educational and aesthetic value;
      60) fish fauna - a set of species of fish and cyclostomes of any of water reservoir or its part;
      61) commercial stock - population or sustainable over time and spatially isolated part, having an independent commercial value;
      62) accidental catch – a part of catch consisting of fish species and other water animals, not specified in the permits and (or) fishes of below established commercial sizes;
      63) cryopreserved germinal cells - samples of germinal cells (gametes), the embryos and different animal tissues, being in a state of low temperature and other forms of conservancy, giving the opportunity to further use in order to obtain offspring, separation of genomes or other scientific researches;
      64) huntsman - specifically authorized person of hunting service, ensuring protection of animal world in the fixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      65) certificate of huntsman – a standard document, certifying the right of huntsman;
      66) hunting service – a structural subdivision of subjects of hunting and fish farm, carrying out functions of protection of animal world on the fixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      67) wintering pit – a place of mass fish concentration in the winter period in the dredging of the reservoir;
      68) river basin (sea, lakes) – a part of the earth surface and the thickness of soil, limited by watershed from which the water flows into the river (sea, lake);
      69) zone of recreational fishing – a plot of fisheries waters and (or) the plot and adjacent seashore, defined by the local executive body according to the established procedure for carrying out of amateur (sports) fishing;
      70) easement - the right of limited purposeful use of another land plot and water body, as well as fixed fishery water and (or) the plot for the needs of hunting and fish farms;
      71) stocking of reservoirs - release of fish seed and fish in the reservoirs and (or) the plots in order to create self-reproducing populations, preservation of valuable, rare and endangered species of fish and (or) receipt of market products;
      72) fish amelioration of water bodies - a complex of measures directed at preservation and increasing of fish capacity of reservoirs, improvement of living conditions and reproduction of fish resources and other water animals;
      73) draught - a complex process carried out by surrounding  of a certain part of water area of reservoirs by filtering-type fishing weapons (nets) for the purpose of fishing in the shore land, as well as in the open water mass;
      74) the zone of peace – the territory, having particular importance for preservation or restoration of animal world, defined by intercompany hunting management within which (permanently or temporarily) the separate types and forms of economic activity are prohibited or regulated;
      75) specialized organization of the authorized body (hereinafter  - specialized organizations) – the state institutions and republican state enterprises on ensuring protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world;
      76) spawn – a process of spawning of full caviar  by fishes and its subsequent fertilization;
      77) spawning - fish spawning ground;
      78) fishery (fishery plot) - part of the river or other flowing water reservoir with limited water area of the reservoir and the adjacent seashore, intended and adapted for the needs of commercial fishing;
      79) interfarm hunting management - delimitation of the categories of hunting farm, calculation of the area, the state of animal world and its habitat, made ??up to fixation of hunting lands;
      80) intercompany hunting management - a complex of measures on inventory, evaluation, studying of natural and economic conditions of the hunting lands, accounting of animals, planning of biotechnical and operational measures on the basis of which the plan of hunting farm management is developed.
      Footnote. Article 1 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 2. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the
field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and shall consist of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. If by the international treaty, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, made other rules than those that contained in this Law, the rules of the international treaty shall be applied.

Article 3. The categories of animal world

      1. Animal world on its purposive appointment shall be subdivided into the following categories:
      1) rare and endangered animal species;
      2) animal species, being the object of hunting;
      3) animal species, being the object of fishing;
      4) animal species, used in other economic purposes (except for the hunting and fishing);
      5) animal species, not used in the economic purposes, but having ecological, cultural and other value;
      6) animal species, the number of which subjects to regulation for the purposes of health protection of population,  protection from diseases of farm and other domestic animals, prevention of damage to the environment, prevention of the danger of causing significant damage to agricultural activity.
      2. Assignment of animal species to the categories and their transfer from one category to another shall be performed for the purposes of preservation of species diversity of animal world, their protection, reproduction and sustainable use.
      Footnote. Article 3 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 4. Ownership of animal world and objects
of animal world

      1. Animal world shall be in the state-owned property.
      2.  The objects of animal world, seized from habitat in the manner established by this Law, as well as bred and managed in captivity and (or) semi-free conditions shall be the property of individuals and legal entities, that are procured, bred and manage them.

Article 5. The subjects of relations in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      The subjects of relations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be individuals and legal entities as well as the state bodies.

Chapter 2. The state management in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

Article 6. Basic principles of the state management in the
field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      The basic principles of the state management in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be:
      1) ensuring protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world;
      2) use of animal world by methods, not permitting abusive handling of the animals in accordance with principles of humanity;
      3) inadmissibility of combining of activity on carrying out of the state control and supervision of use and protection of animal world with activity on use of objects of animal world, except for the activity on seizure of sturgeon species of fishes from natural habitat, their  purchase, processing and export of caviar  and other types of products, referred to the state monopoly;
      4) separation of the right to use of animal world from the right to use of land, water, flora and other natural resources;
      5) payment for the special use of animal world;
      6) the inevitability of responsibility for violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      7) participation of citizens and public associations in the tasks solution in the field of protection, reproduction and sustainable use of objects of animal world.
      Footnote. Article 6 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 6-1. A system of ensuring protection, reproduction and
sustainable use of animal world

      A system of ensuring protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world shall include:
      1) The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      2) an authorized body;
      3) other state bodies, carrying out activity in the field of protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world;
      4) bodies of local state management;
      5) specialized organizations;
      6) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      7) scientific organizations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      8) subjects of hunting and fishing farms; 9) republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 6-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 6-2. The bodies and civil servants of the state
management in the field of protection, reproduction and
use of animal world

      The bodies and civil servants of the state management in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall include the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the authorized body, including its departments, with territorial subdivisions.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 6-2 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011).

Article 7. Features of the state management in the field
of protection, reproduction and use of fish resources
and other water animals

      The state accounting, cadaster, monitoring and control of the use of fish resources and other water animals, as well as their study, protection and reproduction shall constitute the unified system of the state management and shall be carried out in the fisheries waters and (or) plots on basin principle.

Article 8. The competence of the Government of the Republic
of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction
and use of animal world

      The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall:
      1) develop the basic directions and ensure implementation of the state policy in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2) exercise the right of possession, use and disposition of the animal world;
      3) carry out management of activity of the authorized body and local executive bodies on issues of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      4) determine the authorized body;
      5) determine the administrative body and scientific organizations for execution of obligations on the Convention of international trade by the endangered species of wild fauna and flora;
      6) adopt decision on export of live sturgeon species of fishes, their fertilized caviar  (except for the hybrid forms) outside of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      7) adopt decision on seizure of rare and endangered species of animals, their part or derivatives;
      8) approve the list of rare and endangered species of animals and transfer them in other category;
      9) impose restrictions of international trade and endangered species of animals, their parts and derivatives, bred in captivity or semi-free conditions;
      10) carry out international cooperation in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      11) approve the ruled of application of special means and service weapon by the state inspectors on protection of animal world and inspectors of specialized organizations on protection of animal world, as well as application of service weapon by the huntsmen;
      12) exercise other functions, imposed on it by the Constitution, the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 8 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 9. The competence of the authorized body, its
territorial subdivisions and other state bodies of the Republic
of Kazakhstan, carrying out an activity in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      1. The authorized body shall:
      1) implement the state policy and carry out cross-sector coordination in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2) carry out coordination and methodological management of local executive bodies in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      3) develop and approve the regulatory legal acts in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      4) develop and approve the forms of the acts of the state inspector on protection of animal world, procedure of their preparation and issuance;
      5) develop and approve the regulations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      6) develop and approve the samples of uniforms with the signs of differences (without shoulder boards), procedure of wearing and standards to ensure the civil servants of the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as employees of the state institutions and organizations, carrying out close protection of animal world;
      7) develop and approve the method of determination of rates of the charge of use of animal world and amount of compensation of damage, caused by violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as calculation of the amount of compensation of damage, causing and caused to the fish resources, as well as inevitable in the results of economic activity;
      8) develop and approve the form and procedure of issuance of certificates of hunter, fisherman and huntsman;
      9) issue permissions for the import and export of objects of animal world, their parts and derivatives, as well as the animal species, referred to the category of rare and endangered;
      10) carry out issuance of permissions for the import in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan of animal species, come under the Convention on international trade by endangered species of wild fauna and flora;
      11) develop and approve procedure of preparation of biological substantiation for the use of animal world;
      12) develop and approve the standard form of agreements for fishing and fish farm management;
      13) develop and approve the standard form of development plan of subjects of hunting and fish farm;
      14) develop and approve the standard form of a permit, as well as procedure of its issuance;
      15) determine the lists of species of animals, referred to the categories, provided by subparagraphs 4), 5) and 6) of paragraph 1 of Article 3 of this Law and transfer them from one category to another, except for assignment to the category of rare and endangered;
      16) develop and approve the list of permitted for use commercially exploited and non-exploited types of weapons and methods of fishing;
      17) organize and (or) ensure conducting of scientific researches and design and survey works in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      18) develop and approve the lists of wetlands of international and republican significance;
      19) organize maintaining of the state accounting, cadaster and monitoring of animal world;
      20) develop and approve requirements to the fish protection structures of intake facilities and coordinate their installation;
      21) develop and approve procedure of water traffic in the prohibited for fishing spawning period, as well as in the prohibited for fishing reservoirs and (or) plots;
      22) develop and approve procedure of marking of caviar of sturgeon species of fishes for the trade in the internal and external markets and the form of mark for the trade of caviar of sturgeon species of fishes in the external market and carry out issuance of the mark for the trade in the internal market;
      23) carry out the test fishing, fishing for the purposes of introduction, reintroduction and hybridization, organize fishing in the fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots;
      24) issue permissions for the use of animal world for the purposes of scientific and research fishing in the fisheries waters, located on the two and more regions, as well as for the rare and endangered species of animals;
      25) verify activity of users of animal world for the purposes of determination of observance of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      26) carry out production in the cases of administrative infractions within the competence, established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      27) carry out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      28) maintain, place and quarterly updates the register of zoological collections on the web-sites;
      29) develop and approve the samples of name plates of boundaries of hunting farms, reproduction plots and zones of peace, fisheries waters and (or) plots, as well as the terms and places, prohibited for hunting and fishing, the form of registration book of catching of fish resources and other water animals (logbook);
      30) on the basis of scientific recommendations adopt decision on ameliorative fishing in the cases of occurrence of the treat of fish-kill, which will inevitably lead to the death of fish and impossibility of elimination of such treat by conducting of current fishery amelioration of water objects or their parts;
      31) carry out international cooperation in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      32) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2015);
      33) develop and approve the rules of awarding of honorary ranks, badges and certificates of honour in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      34) develop and approve the form of badge of huntsman and special clothes with the signs of differences;
      35) develop and approve the rules on interfarm hunting management in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      36) develop and approve the rules on intercompany hunting management in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      37) develop and approve instruction on maintaining of accounting of species of animals in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      38) develop and approve the hunting minimum;
      39) develop and approve the rules of conducting of hunting minimum by republican association of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm;
      40) develop and approve the rules of accreditation of republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm, conduct their accreditation;
      41)  develop and approve the reporting form on issuance of certificates of hunter;
      42) develop and approve the rules of registration of individuals and legal entities, carrying out artificial animal breeding, the species of which are included in the annexes I and II of the Convention on international trade by the endangered species of wild fauna and flora in the administrative body;
      43) develop and approve the ruled of conducting of works on stocking of reservoirs, fishery amelioration of water objects;
      44) develop and approve the list of fisheries waters and (or) plots of international, republican and local significance;
      45) develop and approve the rules of assignment of reservoirs to the wetlands of international and republican significance;
      46) develop and approve the amount so compensation of damage, caused by the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      47) develop and approve the rules of sale of sturgeon species of fishes, seized from the natural habitat, and their caviars by the state enterprise, being the subject of the state monopoly;
      48) develop and approve provision on the state protection of animal world;
      49) develop and approve the rules of establishment of restrictions and prohibitions for the use of objects of animal world, their parts and derivatives;
      50) develop and approve the list of civil servants of the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as employees of the state institutions and organizations, carrying out an immediate protection of animal world, having the right for wearing of uniform with the signs of differences (without shoulder boards);
      51) develop the rules of use of special means and service weapons by the state inspectors on protection of animal world and inspectors of specialized organizations on protection of animal world, as well as use of service weapons by huntsmen;
      52) develop and approve the rules of issuance of permissions for the import in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan of species of animals, come under the Convention on international trade by endangered species of wild fauna and flora by the administrative body;
      53) develop and approve the form of certificate of origin of the catch;
      54) adopt decision on introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of rare and endangered species of animals;
      55) develop and approve the limits of seizure of objects of animal world;
      56) develop and approve the rules of allocation of quotas of seizure of objects of animal world;
      57) develop and approve the rules of hunting, fishing;
      58) develop and approve the rules of hunting farm management and rules of fish farm management;
      59) develop and approve the rules of issuance of permissions for the use of animal world;
      60) develop and approve the rules of issuance of permissions for production of introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of animals;
      61) develop and approve the rules of regulation of animal numbers;
      62) adopt decision on introduction of restrictions and prohibitions for the use of objects of animal world, their parts and derivatives, establish the places and terms of their use on the basis of biological substantiation, issued by the relevant scientific organizations, subjected to the state ecological examination;
      63) develop and approve the rules of maintaining of the state accounting, cadaster and monitoring of animal world;
      64) develop and approve the rules of creation and the state accounting of zoological collections;
      65) develop and approve the rules of conducting of competition on fixation of hunting lands, fisheries waters and (or) plots and qualifying requirements, presented to the participants of competition;
      66) develop and approve the list of valuable species of animals, being the objects of the hunting and fishing;
      67) develop and approve the model regulation on hunting service of subjects of hunting and fish farm;
      68) develop and approve the list of derivatives;
      69) develop and approve the rules of animal management in captivity and semi-free conditions;
      70) develop and approve the rules of maintaining of accounting and registration of hunting birds of prey used for hunting;
      71) develop and approve the rules of introduction and reintroduction of animals;
      72) develop and approve the rules of use of fisheries waters and (or) plots for development of aquaculture;
      73) develop and approve the rules of assignment of fisheries waters and (or) plots to especially valuable, establishment of their boundaries;
      74) organize and ensure reproduction and the state accounting of animal world in the reserve fund of fisheries waters and (or) plots and hunting lands;
      75) issue permissions for production of introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of animals;
      76) carry out the state control and supervision of local executive bodies in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      77) conduct competition on fixation of fisheries plots of reservoirs of international and republican significance, located in the territory of two and more regions;
      78) exercise other powers, provided by this Law, other Laws, the acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Territorial subdivisions shall carry out its activity within the competence, established by the authorized body.
      2. The competence of other state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, carrying out activity in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 9 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2015).

Article 10. The competence of bodies of local state
management in the field of protection, reproduction
and use of animal world

      1. Local executive bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall:
      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      2) consider the reports of the heads of local executive bodies on issues of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      3) exercise other powers on ensuring of rights and legal interests of citizens in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Local executive bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall:
      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      1-1) implement the state policy in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2) carry out coordination and control and supervision of activity of bodies and organizations, subordinated them, in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      3) approve the list of fisheries waters and (or) plots of local significance;
      4) adopt decisions on fixation of hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots for the users of animal world and establishement of easements for the needs of hunting and fish farms in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      5) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      5-1) organize the measures on rendering assistance to the animals in the case of their diseases, the threat of their death on the unfixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      5-2) conduct competitions on fixation of hunting lands for the users of animal world for the needs of hunting farm;
      5-3) conduct competitions on fixation of fisheries waters of local, international and republican significance, located in the territory of one region;
      5-4) organize activity on introduction, reintroduction and hybridization, as well as on artificial breeding of rare and endangered species of animals;
      5-5) organize and ensure protection of animal world in the reserve fund of hunting lands;
      5-6) organize and ensure protection in the reserve fund of fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      5-7) maintain certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots on the basis of scientific recommendations;
      5-8) establish the zones of recreational fishing;
      5-9) establish the boundaries of fisheries areas, open and close the fisheries (fishery plot);
      5-10) issue permissions for the use of animal world, except for the scientific and research fishing in the fisheries waters, located in the territory of two and more regions, as well as rare and endangered species of animals;
      6) exercise other powers, imposed on local executive bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the interests of local state management.
      Footnote. Article 10 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 11. The state accounting, cadaster and monitoring
of animal world

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      The state accounting, cadaster and monitoring of animal world, containing collection of details on the state and geographic range of species of animals, on their numbers, results of routine observations, volumes of their practical use and other necessary data shall be maintained for ensuring of protection, reproduction and use of animal world.
      Footnote. Article 11 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 № 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 11-1. The state monopoly in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      1. An activity on seizure of sturgeon species of fishes from natural habitat, their purchase, processing and export of their caviar and other types of products shall be referred to the state monopoly and carried out exclusively by the state enterprise.
      2. Individuals and legal entities, purchased the products from the subjects of the state monopoly shall have a right to carry out its further processing and sale.
      3. In the case of accidental catch of species of fishes, viable species shall subject to release in the natural habitat, and inviable (dead) species shall subject to uncompensated deliver to the subject of the state monopoly.
      4. Seizure of sturgeon species of fishes from the natural habitat by the state enterprises of reproduction complex for the purposes of their artificial breeding, as well as by legal entities upon scientific and research fishing shall be carried out in the manner established by the authorized body.
      5. The price for products sold by the subject of the state monopoly shall be established by the authorized body by agreement with antimonopoly body.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by Article 11-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (shall be enforced from 01.01.2011); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 3. Protection of animal world

Article 12. Basic requirements on protection of animal world

      1. An activity that affects or may affect on the state of animal world, habitat, breeding conditions and migration paths of animals shall be carried out with observance of requirements, as well as ecological, insure safety and reproduction of animal world, habitat and compensation of causing and caused damage, as well as inevitable.
      2. Upon carrying out of activity that affects or may affect on the state of animal world and habitat shall be provided observation of the following basic requirements:
      1) preservation of biological diversity and integrity of animal communities of animal world in the state of natural freedom;
      2) preservation of habitat, breeding conditions, migration paths and places of concentration of objects of animal world;
      3) scientifically reasonable, rational use and reproduction of objects of animal world;
      4) regulation the numbers of objects of animal world for the purposes of preservation of biological balance of nature;
      5) reproduction of animal world, including artificial breeding of species of animals, as well as valuable, rare and endangered with subsequent release to the habitat.
      3. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).
      Footnote. Article 12 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.01.2007 No. 213 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 13. Protection of animal world

      Protection of animal world shall be carried out by:
      1) establishment and observance of ruled and regulations on protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world;
      2) establishment of restrictions and prohibitions for the use of animal world;  3) protection of valuable, rare and endangered species of animals;
      4) prevention of violations of established rules of the use of animal world;
      5) organization of protection of habitat, breeding conditions, migration paths and places of concentration of animals;
      6) fixation of territories, water area for the users of animal world with obligations, imposed on them on protection of objects of animal world;
      7) creation of specially protected natural territories;
      8) artificial breeding of species of animals;
      9) rendering of assistance to the animals in the case of diseases, the threat of death upon natural disasters and due to other reasons;
      10) organization of scientific researches in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      11) promotion of ideas of protection and sustainable use of objects of animal world;
      12) promotion activity of individuals and legal entities on protection of animal world;
      13) education for citizens in the spirit of humane and solicitous attitude to the animal world.
      Footnote. Article 13 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 14. Establishment restrictions and prohibitions for
the use of animal world for the purposes of its
preservation and reproduction

      1. For the purposes of preservation and reproduction of objects of animal world shall be established:
      1) limitation of terms of the use of animal world;
      2) prohibitions of methods, means and types of weapons of acquisition;
      3) change of regulations of seizure of objects of animal world;
      4) restriction the number of users of animal world;
      5) restriction of places of the use of animal world.
      2. The ground for establishment of restrictions and prohibitions shall be:
      1) violation of sex-age structure of animal population;
      2) reduction the numbers of animals;
      3) deterioration of habitat;
      4) the need of creation of the zones of peace in the places of mass congestion of animals in the period of migration and breeding.
      3. For the purposes of preservation of objects of animal world shall be prohibited:
      1) plant destruction and other actions, deteriorating the habitat conditions of animals;
      2) plowing of lands with settlement of animals, inhabiting in colonies, closer twenty meters from the beginning of location of their holes around the perimeter or without preliminary resettlement in another place;
      3) destruction and damage of houses and nests of animals, collection of eggs without permission of the authorized body;
      4) riding on boats, motor boats and other floating vehicles with an engine in the designated places of mass nesting of swimming birds and spawning of fishes during their breeding;
      5) flight of airplanes, helicopters and other aircrafts over the territory of mass seal habitats, wild ungulate animals and colonial birds below one kilometer;
      6) destruction of animal habitat, damage of seeds of fodder plants, protective plantings, sodium soils, troughs for animals, signposts, structures, intended for hunting and fish farm;
      7) seizure of rare and endangered species of animals and their derivatives without decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      8) production of objects of animal world  in excess of the established limit and out of the terms specified in the permissions for the use of the animal world, as well as in the zones of peace;
      9) production of objects of animal world with the use of types of weapons, methods and means of acquisition of animals, not provided by the rules of hunting and fishing;
      10) production of objects of animal world with the use of explosive devices, toxic chemicals (except for the use of toxic chemicals upon destruction of field rodents, as well as in cases of epizootic rabies and other animal diseases in coordination with the authorized body, that is performed within three working days);
      11) production of introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of animals without permission of the authorized body;
      12) destruction or damage of the posts, floating identifying marks and name plates, indicating the boundaries of wintering pits, spawning, fisheries plots and places, prohibited for fishing.
      4. Restrictions and prohibitions shall be introduced in recognition of geographic, climatic features of areas (areas of distribution) of animal habitats for the purposes of preservation of objects of animal world.
      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.01.2011 No. 383-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 15. Protection of rare and endangered species
of animals

      1. Rare and endangered species of animals shall be entered into Red book of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On specially protected natural territories”.
      2. Protection of rare and endangered species of animals shall be carried out by the state. Individuals and legal entities shall be obliged to take measures on protection of rare and endangered species of animals.
      3. Seizure of rare and endangered species of animals, as well as their derivatives shall be allowed in the exceptional cases by decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for:
      1) breeding in the specially created conditions and subsequent release to the habitat;
      2) development of national types of breeding;
      3) scientific researches;
      4) selection.
      4. Shall not be allowed the actions that may lead to:
      1) death of rare and endangered species of animals;
      2) reduction the numbers or habitat destruction of rare and endangered species of animals, except for the cases, specified in paragraph 3 of this Article.
      5. Management, transportation, sale, offering for sale and purchase of rare and endangered species of animals, their parts and derivatives shall be carried out in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 15 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 16. Protection of animals upon application of
pesticides (toxic chemicals), mineral fertilizers
and other preparations

      Application, storage and transportation of pesticides (toxic chemicals), mineral fertilizers and other preparations shall ensure the safety of animal world and habitat.
      For the purposes of protection of animal world shall be established the maximum allowable regulations of application of pesticides (toxic chemicals), mineral fertilizers and other preparations.

Article 17. Measures on preservation of habitat, breeding
conditions, migration paths and places of concentration
of animals upon planning and carrying out of economic
and other activity

      1. Upon placement, planning and construction of inhabited localities, enterprises, structures and other objects, carrying out of industrial processes and operation of transport vehicles, improvement of current and introduction of new technological processes, introduction into economic turnover of unused, coastal, swamped, occupied territories by bushes, reclamation of land, use of forest resources and water objects, conducting of geological exploration works, extraction of commercial minerals, determination of places of grazing and driving of livestock animals, development of tourist routes and organization of places of public entertainment shall be provided and carried out the measures on preservation of habitat and breeding conditions of objects of animal world, migration paths and places of concentration of animals, as well as provided inviolability of plots, presenting the special value as habitat of wild animals.
      2. Upon operation, placement, planning and construction of rail, highway, pipeline and other transport routes, power lines and communication lines, dams and other water facilities shall be developed and carried out the measures to ensure the preservation of the habitat, breeding conditions, migration paths and places of concentration of animals.
      3. The subjects, carrying out economic and other activity, specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall be obliged to:
      1) provide the means for carrying out of measures on ensuring compliance with the requirements of subparagraphs 2) and 5) of paragraph 2 of Article 12 of this Law by agreement with the authorized body upon development of technical and economic assessment and design and estimate documentation;
      2) recoup the compensation of damage, causing and caused to the fish resources, as well as inevitable, in accordance with the method approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 17 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 18. Protection of animal world in the specially
protected natural territories

      Protection of animal world in the specially protected natural territories shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of specially protected natural territories.
      Footnote. Article 18 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 18-1. Fisheries waters and (or) plots
of extrinsic value

      1. Fisheries waters and (or) plots of special value shall be the water objects and their parts, water area with adjacent shore territories, having especially valuable significance for fish farm (feeding grounds, wintering pits, spawning and reproduction of the species naturally in the natural conditions), on which the regulated regime of economic and other activity.
      2. The rules of assignment of fisheries waters and (or) plots to the specially valuable, establishment of their boundaries shall be approved by the authorized body on the basis of the biological substantiation.
      Footnote. Chapter 3 is supplemented by Article 18-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 № 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 19. Artificial breeding of species of animals

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Artificial breeding of the species of animals shall be carried out for the purposes of:
      1) preservation and increasing the numbers of species of animals, as well as valuable, rare and endangered;
      2) scientific researches;
      3) introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of species of animals;
      4) use of species of animals in the entrepreneurial activity.
      2. Artificial breeding of valuable, rare and endangered species of animals for the purposes of preservation and increasing of their numbers with subsequent release to the habitat shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds and other sources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Animals, the species of which are included to the annex I of the Convention on international trade by the endangered species of wild fauna and flora may be the subject of the trade in the cases of their breeding in captivity and (or) semi-free conditions.
      3-1. The animals, the species of which are included in the annex I of the Convention on international trade by the endangered species of wild fauna and flora, bred in captivity and (or) semi-free conditions may be the subject of the trade only in the cases of their registration in the administrative body.
      4. Artificial breeding of species of animals for the purposes of entrepreneurial activity shall be carried out at the expense of the funds of individuals and legal entities and other resources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      5. Unified system of marking of caviar of sturgeon species of fishes for the trade in the internal and external markets shall be established in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Sale of unmarked caviar of sturgeon species of fishes shall not be allowed.
      6. Export of live sturgeon species of fishes, their fertilized caviar (except for the hybrid forms) outside of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be carried out by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 19 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 20. Introduction, reintroduction and  hybridization
of species of animals, their import into the Republic of
Kazakhstan and export from the Republic of Kazakhstan

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 № 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Introduction and hybridization of animals, except for the rare and endangered, their import into the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be allowed only with the permissions of the authorized body according to the biological substantiation and favorable conclusion of the state ecological expertize.
      2. Introduction, reintroduction and hybridization of rare and endangered species of animals, their import into the Republic of Kazakhstan and export out of the bounds shall be allowed by the decision of the authorized body in accordance with biological substantiation and favorable conclusion of the state ecological expertize.
      Footnote. Article 20 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 20-1. Acclimatization of fish resources and
other water animals

      Footnote. Article 20-1 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication).

Article 21. Rendering of assistance to the animals in the
cases of mass diseases, the threat of their death upon
natural disasters and due to other reasons

      1. Rendering of assistance to the animals in the cases of mass diseases, the threat of their death upon natural disasters and due to other reasons in the fixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be carried out by the subjects of hunting and fish farms, and in other lands and reservoirs by the local executive bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Depending on the importance of territory and accident, the assistance in the specified cases may be rendered by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international organizations.
      2. Acquisition of animals in the disaster areas, as well as animals, threatened with death, except for the catching of fishes in the fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots shall not be allowed.
      3. In the cases of occurrence of the threat of fish-kill, which will inevitably lead to the death of fishes, and impossibility of elimination of such threat by conducting of current fishery amelioration of water objects or their parts, the authorized body or its territorial subdivisions shall have a right to adopt decision on ameliorative fishing on the basis of scientific recommendations.
      Upon identification of fish-kill shall be adopted all the measures on rescue of fish resources, as well as ameliorative fishing.
      Footnote. Article 21 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 № 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 22. Scientific researches in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      1. Scientific researches in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out for the purposes of:
      1) annual assessment of the state of animal world;
      2) regular study of the state of rare and endangered species of animals;
      3) permanent study of the epizootic situation;
      4) participation in the international scientific and research programs;
      5) substantiation of regulations and development of scientific recommendations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      6) substantiation of measures on preservation of biological diversity, protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      7) development of legal and economic mechanisms of protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world;
      8) the state accounting and cadaster of animal world, interfarm hunting management and certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots.
      2. Scientific researches in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds and other resources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Annual assessment of the state of animal world in the fixed hunting land and fisheries waters and (or) plots of local significance shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds of individuals and legal entities, in which they are vested.
      4. Use of animal world in the scientific and research purposes shall be carried out in any time and with permitted weapons of acquisition on the basis of permissions for the use of animal world, issued by the authorized body or local executive body.
      The quota of seizure of objects of animal world for the scientific researches shall be established by the republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm in accordance with the programs of scientific researches within the limit of seizure of objects of animal world, approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 22 as amended by the Laws of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 4. Use of animal world

Article 23. Use of animal world

      1. Use of animal world shall be carried out in the procedure of general and special use.
      2. The objects of animal world shall be provided for use in accordance with requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Use of objects of animal world and products of their vital activity with seizure from the habitat shall be referred to the special use of animal world.
      4. Use of objects of animal world, as well as their useful properties without seizure from the habitat shall be referred to the general use of animal world.
      5. Use of animal world in the territory of the state forest fund and specially protected natural territories shall be carried out in recognition of requirements of forest legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of specially protected natural territories.
      6. Use of objects of animal world as biological weapons shall be prohibited.
      Footnote. Article 23 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 24. Types of the use of animal world

      In the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be allowed the following types of the use of animal world:
      1) hunting;
      2) fishing, including seizure of invertebrate animals and marine mammals;
      3) use of animals, not referring to the objects of hunting and fishing for the economic purposes;
      4) use of animals in scientific, cultural and educational, educational and aesthetic purposes;
      5) use of useful properties and products of vital activity of animals;
      6) use of species of animals in the reproductive purposes.
      Footnote. Article 24 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 25. The terms of the use of animal world

      1. The terms of the use of animal world shall not be established for the general use.
      2. The terms shall be established for the special use of animal world:
      1) upon hunting farm management – from ten to forty nine years;
      2) upon fishing farm management – from five to forty nine years, in the fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots – from one to five years.
      The specified term shall be established depending on the period of fixation of hunting lands, fisheries and fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots, determined by the competition committee, in the composition of which the representatives of the authorized body, local executive body of region, scientific organizations and republican associations of public association of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm are included, on the basis of interfarm hunting management and certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots, qualifying requirements to the participants of competition for the fixation of hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots, plans of development of subjects of hunting and fish farms.
      The terms of the use of animal world for the types of the use of animal world, not listed in the first part of this paragraph shall consist not more than one year.
      Footnote. Article 25 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 26. Provision of the animal world for the use

      1. Animal world shall be provided for the special use on the basis of permissions for the use of animal world, issued in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      1-1. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication).
      1-2. Issuance of permissions shall be denied in the cases:
      1) provision of details, specified in the application, not in full extent;
      2) unreliability of details, specified in the application;
      3) negative conclusion of the state ecological expertize or its absence.
      1-3. Certificate on the origin of catching shall be issued by the territorial subdivision of the authorized body on the place of catching of fishes and other water animals during two business days from the date of receipt of application, upon provision of permission by the applicant for the use of animal world. 
      Certificate on the origin of catching shall be issued for the fishes and other water animals, bred in the artificial conditions upon provision of supporting documents on artificial breeding.
      Issue the certificate on the origin of catching shall be permitted within the established limit of seizure of objects of animal world and planned capacity of organization, engaging in artificial breeding.
      2. General use of animal world, as well as amateur (sports) fishing in the reserve fund of fisheries waters and (or) plots with seizure up to five kilogram for one fisherman for departure shall be carried out without any permissions.
      Footnote. Article 26 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.01.2007 No. 213 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 27. Rights and obligations of the users of animal world

      1. Users of animal world upon special use shall have a right to:
      1) carry out only those types of the use of animal world, which are permitted them;
      2) use of the objects of animal world in accordance with conditions of their provision;
      3) ownership for extracted objects of animal world, as well as hunting and fishing trophies and upon that received products, as well as for their transportation and sale;
      4) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      5) conclude agreements with individuals and legal entities for the use of animal world;
      6) construction of temporary structures for the need of hunting and fish farms in accordance with established easement;
      7) carry out game breeding.
      2. Users of animal world upon special use shall be obliged to:
      1) comply with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2)  make payments in a timely manner for the use of animal world in the manner established by the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      3) conduct intercompany hunting management;
      4) conduct the fishery structure;
      5) prevent the deterioration of habitat of animals;
      6) use of animal world by the methods, safe for population and the environment, preventing violations of the integrity of natural communities and abusive handling of the animal;
      7) maintain an annual accounting of the numbers of the used objects of animal world and present the reports in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      8) ensure protection and reproduction of objects of animal world, as well as rare and endangered, and prevent decreasing in the numbers;
      9) conduct the necessary measures ensuring reproduction of objects of animal world in accordance with intercompany hunting management and fishery structure;
      10) not impede the implementation of verifications for the purposes of the state control and supervision of compliance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on protection, reproduction and use of animal world, conducted in accordance with Article 49 of this Law;
      11) provide an easement for carrying out of:
      test fishing – to the authorized body;
      scientific and research fishing – to the individuals and legal entities;
      amateur (sports) fishing – to the individuals;
      amateur (sports) hunting – to the individuals;
      12) execute the fishery amelioration on the fixed fishery water and (or) plot, annual updating of data of commercial stock of fish resources and other water animals by agreement with the authorized body on the basis of biological substantiation;
      13) set the name plates;
      14) maintain the registration book of catching of fish resources and other water animals (logbook) on each fishery water and (or) plot, ship (fishing and transport), reception center, team or link and present it at the request of civil servants of the authorized body;
      15) register of all concluded agreements with individuals and legal entities in the authorized body for the use of animal world, provide information on their termination in the manner and terms established by the authorized body; 
      16) present the details on catching of fish resources and other water animals, fishing condition in the reservoir, issued permits according to the forms, approved by the authorized body in the manner and terms, established by the authorized body;
      17) obtain the environmental permission in accordance with the Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan upon implementation of environmental emissions;
      18) provide the huntsmen with the service weapons in accordance with the regulations and rules, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, means of transport, communication, special clothes with the signs of differences, the badge of huntsman, certificate of huntsman;
      19) comply with the requirements of fire safety;
      20) issue the permits for conducting of amateur (sports) hunting and amateur (sports) fishing to the individuals on their oral and written application;
      21) approve the internal regulation of hunting farm;
      22) notify the authorized body on creation of zoological collection.
      Filling the notifications shall be carried out by the applicants to the authorized body or its territorial subdivisions not less than ten business days up to commencement of carrying out of activity or actions in the manner established by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On administrative procedures”.
      3. Users of animal world upon general use shall have a right to use the objects of animal world for meeting of their cultural and aesthetic needs.
      4. Users of animal world upon general use shall be obliged to:
      1) comply with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2) prevent deterioration of habitat of animals;
      2-1) comply with the requirements of fire safety;
      3) execute other requirements on protection, reproduction and use of animal world, provided by the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Unlawful intervention in activity of the users of animal world shall be prohibited on the part of the state bodies, civil servants and organizations.
      Footnote. Article 27 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31.01.2006 No. 125; dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV(the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 03.12.2011 No. 505-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 28. Fee for the use of animal world

      1. General use of animal world shall be carried out for free.
      2. Special use of animal world shall be carried out on a paid basis in accordance with the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 29. Limits and quotas for the use of animal world

      1. The limit of seizure of objects of animal world - maximum allowable volume of seizure of objects of animal world, upon that their natural reproduction and numbers are preserved.
      The limit of seizure of objects of animal world shall be determined in accordance with biological substantiation, prepared on the basis of materials of accounting of numbers, monitoring of objects of animal world and habitat, scientific researches and shall be approved by the authorized body in the existence of favorable conclusion of the state environmental expertize.
      The limit of seizure of objects of animal world, migrating through the several states or inhabiting in the reservoirs of interstate significance shall be determined on the basis of international agreements, and in its existence – in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The limit of seizure of objects of animal world shall be established for the period from February 15 of current year to 15 February next year.
      2. The quota of seizure of objects of animal world – a part of limit of seizure of objects of animal world shall be established for the subjects of hunting and fishing farms by the republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farms, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fishing farms.
      The volume of fish, seized by ameliorative fishing, carrying out as anti-fish kill measure shall not include into the general limit of catching of fish.
      Footnote. Article 29 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 30. The grounds of termination of the right
of use of animal world

      The right of use of animal world shall be terminated in the cases:
      1) voluntary refusal from the use of animal world;
      2) expiration of a term of the use of animal world;
      3) termination of activity of the user of animal world;
      4) systematic violation of the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as conditions of agreement for the hunting or fish farm management;
      5) seizure of land plots, on which the fixation of hunting lands or fisheries waters and (or) plots is executed for the state needs in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      6) deprivation of permissions for the special use of animal world;
      7) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.01.2011 No. 383-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).  Article 31. Standards in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world
      1. Standards in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall determine maximum allowable quantitative and qualitative indicators value, necessary for ensuring preservation for animal world, habitat and its sustainable use.
      2. Standards in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be established on the basis of scientific researches and shall be compulsory upon planning and maintain an economic and other activity, carrying out of measures in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world.

Chapter 5. Hunting

Article 32. Concept and types of hunting

      1. Hunting – a type of special use of animal world, upon that the seizure of species of animals, being the object of hunting from the habitat is carried out.
      Search, investigation and persecution for the purposes of acquisition, attempt of acquisition of objects of animal world, being of persons in the hunting lands with uncovered hunting weapons or extracted products of hunting, with hunting dog, let off the leash, with hunting birds of prey shall be equated with the hunting.
      2. Hunting shall be subdivided into the following types:
      1) commercial hunting;
      2) amateur (sports) hunting, as well as national hunting.
      3. Commercial hunting – acquisition of species of animals, being the object of hunting for the purposes of entrepreneurial activity.
      4. Amateur (sports) hunting – acquisition of species of animals, being the object of hunting for the purposes of meeting of sports, aesthetic needs and for personal consumption of extracted products.
      National hunting – acquisition of species of animals, being the objects of amateur (sports) hunting, with the use of hunting birds of prey and national breeds of hunting dogs.
      5. Hunting shall be performed in the fixed hunting lands, unless otherwise established by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 32 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 33. The right to hunt

      1. The right to hunt shall have individuals upon condition of:
      1) attainment the age of eighteen, if the hunting is carried out with the use of fire weapons;
      2) attainment the age of fourteen, if the hunting is carried out with the use of other types of weapons of acquisition, hunting dogs and hunting birds of prey, permitted by hunting regulations;
      3) existence of certificate of hunter with the mark on passed an exam on hunting minimum and payment of the state fee for the grant of permission for the right of hunting, established by tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) obtaining a permit for the use of animal world.
      2. The right to hunt for the foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall arise on the basis of agreement for organization of hunting with the subject of hunting farm and document, certifying their right to hunt, issued in the country of residence, and obtaining a permit for the use of animal world, as well as permission of bodies of internal affairs for the import in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the Republic of Kazakhstan of fire hunting weapons and ammunition to them.
      Footnote. Article 33 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 33-1. Republican associations of public associations
of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public
associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm

      1. Republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall be created for the protection of interests of individuals and legal entities, carrying out an activity in the field of protection, reproduction and sue of animal world.
      2. Republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall be noncommercial organization. Republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall have a right to create their structural subdivisions (branches and representatives).
      Republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall subject to accreditation in the manner approved by the authorized body. Accreditation of republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall be performed by the authorized body on the basis of their application and at the expense of their own funds.
      An activity of republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall be regulated by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and charter.
      3. Republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm shall carry out the following types of activity:
      1) coordination of activity public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, breeding of hunting dogs, game breeding;
      2) representation of interests of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm in the state bodies and organizations, as well as in the non-state and international organizations;
      3) participation in preparation of regulatory legal acts and other documents on issues of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      4) participation in the monitoring and accounting of objects of animal world;
      5) allocate quotas of seizure of objects of animal world, except for the fish resources and other water animals;
      6) maintain accounting and registration of hunting birds of prey, used for hunting;
      7) issuance of certificates of hunter through its branches and representatives, presentation of reports to the authorized body on issued certificates of hunter in the prescribed form;
      8) providing training of hunting minimum;
      9) maintaining of accounts of data in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, presented by the subjects of hunting farms, and their transfer to the authorized body;
      10) organization of reproduction of animal world;
      11) participation in the competition commission on fixation of hunting lands;
      12) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      13) organization of development of national types of hunting with the use of hunting birds of prey and hunting dogs; 14) other activity, provided by the Charter and not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The document, issued by the republican association of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm on passing of hunting minimum shall be the basis for issuance of certificate of hunter.
      4.Republican association of public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm shall carry out the following types of activity:
      1) coordination of activity of public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm on development of fish farm, aquaculture, reproduction of species of animals, amateur (sports) fishing;
      2) presentation of interests of public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm in the state bodies and organizations, as well as in the non-state and international;
      3) participation in preparation of regulatory legal acts and other documents on issues of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      4) participation in the monitoring and accounting of objects of animal world;
      5) allocate quotas of seizure of fish resources and other water animals;
      6) participation in the competition commission on fixation of fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      7) participation in distribution of subsidies, allocated for the development of fish farm;
      8) participation within the context of the state social order in the organization of assistance to the fish resources and other water animals in the cases of mass disease, threat of their death, threat of fish-kill and due to other reasons, as well as in saving of young fishes;
      9) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      10) other activity, provided by the Charter and not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Chapter 5 is supplemented by Article 33-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 6. Fishing

Article 34. Types of fishing

      1. Fishing shall be subdivided into the following types:
      1) commercial fishing;
      2) amateur (sports) fishing;
      3) scientific and research fishing;
      4) test fishing;
      5) ameliorative fishing;
      6) fishing for the reproductive purposes;
      7) experimental fishing.
      2. Commercial fishing - a complex process, providing the seizure of fish resources and other water animals from the habitat by the fishing weapons, allowing execution simultaneously fishing of large number of fish resources and other water animals and (or) covering, partitioning the part of reservoir (commercial fishing weapons).
      Commercial fishing shall be carried out for the purposes of entrepreneurial activity.
      Commercial fishing may be carried out by coastal and offshore fishing.
      Coastal fishing – catching of fish resources and other water animals, carrying out in the fixed fisheries waters and (or) plots.
      Offshore fishing – catching of fish resources and other water animals, carrying out in the open part of the reservoirs (seas, lakes) outside the fixed plots.
      Commercial fishing shall not be allowed in the zones of recreational fishing, established by the local executive bodies.
      3. Amateur (sports) fishing – catching of fish resources and other water animals for the purposes of meeting of sports and aesthetic needs, conducting of sporting events, as well as for the personal consumption of caught products, carrying out by the fishing weapons, allowing perform only the piece fishing (non-commercial fishing weapons).
      Amateur (sports) fishing may be carried out with the subsequent release of the caught fish to the natural habitat in a living form.
      4. Scientific and research fishing – a catching of fish resources and other water animals for the purposes of conducting of scientific researches on assessment of the state of animal world.
      Scientific and research fishing out of the limit of seizure of animals shall not be allowed in the reservoirs, on which the early assessment of the state of animal world is not conducted.
      5. Test fishing – a catching of fish resources and other water animals for the purposes of control of the state of fish fauna, efficiency determination of reproduction of fish resources and other water animals, crop capacity of tiny fishes, fish capacity of reservoirs.
      6. Ameliorative fishing – a catching of fish resources and other water animals, including total catching, catching of coarse species of fishes, catching in the fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots, directed to increase of fish capacity of reservoirs, preservation of fish resources and other water animals and improvement conditions of their habitat and breeding.
      Total catching – seizure of all commercial stock of fish resources and other water animals in the reservoir or seizure of commercial stock of separate species or ecological groups of fishes. Total catching may be applied as ameliorative catching and for scientific and research purposes.
      7. Fishing for the reproductive purposes – a catching of fish resources and other water animals for the purposes of their reproduction.
      8. Experimental fishing – a catching of fish resources and other water animals for the purposes of study the effectiveness of new types of weapons and fishing methods.
      9. Procedure of carrying out of fishing shall be determined by the Rules of fishing, approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 34 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 35. The right of fishing

      1. The right of commercial fishing shall have the individuals and legal entities in the existence of:
      1) permission for the use of animal world;
      2) agreement with local executive bodies for fishing.
      2. The right for amateur (sports) fishing, scientific and research, ameliorative and experimental fishing, as well as the catching for the reproductive purposes shall have the individuals and legal entities in the existence of permission for the use of animal world or a permit.
      3. Test fishing shall be carried out by the authorized body without permission for the use of animal world.
      Footnote. Article 35 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 36. Features of regulation of fishing activity in
the artificially created reservoirs

      Individuals and legal entities, bred the fishes and other water animals in the artificial reservoirs, created by them shall be the owners of these fishes and water animals and disposed them in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 7. Hunting and fish farm management

Article 37. Presentation of the right of hunting and fish
farm management

      1. The right to the hunting farm management, as well as fish farm with fixation of fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be provided to the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of decision of local executive body of the region on fixation of hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots, agreement of the hunting and fish farm management, concluded between the local executive body and user of animal world.
      Fish farm management without fixation of fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be carried out by the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreigners, persons without citizenship, legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign legal entities in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. The subjects of hunting and fish farm shall acquire a right to seizure the objects of animal world within the quota from the date of obtaining a permit for the use of animal world, other individuals and legal entities – after obtaining the permits from the subjects of hunting and fish farm or conclusion of agreement with them for hunting or fishing.
      3. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).
      Footnote. Article 37 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 38. Hunting lands

      1. Hunting lands – a territory and water area, being the habitat of the species of animals, presenting the object of hunting, where shall be carried out or may be carried out the hunting and hunting farm management.
      The wetlands may be included into the composition of hunting lands upon condition of their correspondence to the features, specified in the first part of this paragraph.
      2. The assignment of the territory and water area to the hunting lands, determination of their boundary, and establishment of relevant easements and categories of hunting farm shall be carried out on the basis of results of interfarm hunting management in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Economic activity in the hunting lands, not related with the use of objects of animal world shall be carried out by the methods and means, ensuring preservation of objects of animal world and their habitat.
      4. The right of possession, use and disposal of lands and water areas, on which are the hunting lands shall not grant a right for the use of the species of animals, being the objects of hunting.
      5. The hunting shall be prohibited:
      1) without certificate of the hunter;
      2) with fire weapons without permission of bodies of internal affairs for the right of its storage and use;
      3) with hunting birds of prey without their registration in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) weapons of acquisition, the use of which is not provided by the rules of hunting;
      5) for the reproductive purposes without agreement with the subject of hunting farm;
      6) in the reserve fund of hunting lands, unless otherwise established by the authorized body;
      7) on the lands of inhabited localities, as well as in the territories adjacent to them in the distance, not ensuring the safety of use of hunting fire weapons according to the rules of hunting;
      8) on the land of industry, transport, communication, defence without permission of the authorized body;
      9) on the animals, being in the distressed and helpless state (saving from a storm, flood, fire, crossing the waters, in the ice, exhausted from starvation, sitting on the air holes of waterfowl);
      10) for the amateur (spots) purposes with the use of air-, auto-, motor transport vehicles, snowmobile equipment (except for hunting wolves), small vessels with the engine, night vision devices, laser designators, lighting and sound equipment;
      11) in a state of alcoholic or drug intoxication or intoxication of other type;
      12) on the lands, occupied by agricultural crops, up to the termination of the harvest;
      13) on the specially protected natural territories, except for the territory, where in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan the separate types of natural resource use is allowed;
      14) with the use of fire weapons for the beaver, otter, mink, muskrat;
      15) with destruction and damaging of housing, except for the diggings the holes for the salvation of hunting dogs;
      16) with destruction of the dam, built by the beaver;
      17) with the use of air, missile weapons (except for the use of bows and crossbows for performance of scientific and research and preventive works related to immobilization and injection of objects of animal world);
      18) with the use of ammunition with bullets of armor-piercing, incendiary or discontinuous action with decenter of gravity;
      19) with the use in the  slug guns of the home-made riffled auxiliary trunks (inserts);
      20) with burning of wastelands, emergent vegetation, stubbing and destruction of other vegetation;
      21) with the use of crossbows, clutching, grabbing, barnacles, cutting; device for the traps, trapping pits; through the establishment of large traps without identifying marks, tents, over-weight, hooks, peaks, bird lime; smoking, driving on the glass ice, crust, deep snow and salt marshes viscous, sloping cane; the use of traps in the extraction of brown bear, ungulates and birds; hunting by boiler horseshoe;
      22) with the use of nets; pouring from the holes (except for the catching of animals for their introduction, reintroduction, hybridization or management in captivity in coordination with the authorized body);
      23) with the use of explosive devices, chemical and toxic substances, except for the use of toxic upon destruction of mouse-like rodents (ground squirrels, sewer rats, hamsters), as well as in the cases of rabies epizootic and other animal diseases in coordination with the authorized body or its territorial subdivision;
      24) in excess of the numbers of animals specified in the permission;
      25) other species of animals, not specified in the permission;
      26) without a permit of the subject of hunting farm;
      27) with the use of hunting birds of prey, imported from other countries, on the species of animals, being the objects of hunting;
      28) without decoy-duck or stuffed animal upon spring hunting to the drake duck;
      29) unaccompanied of huntsman or the state inspector on protection, reproduction and use of animal world to the ungulate animals and brown bear;
      30) for the amateur (sports) purposes to the marmot with the use of rifled weapon with caliber five full six tenths of millimeters under the ammunition side (circular) ignition;
      31) in the zones of peace and reproductive plots.
      Footnote. Article 38 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 39. Fisheries waters and (or) plots

      1. Fisheries waters and (or) plots – the waters or their parts (rivers and related canals, lakes, wetlands, water reservoirs, ponds and other inland waters, territorial waters), as well as sea waters, which shall be used or may be used for catching, breeding and rearing of fish resources and other water animals or have the value for reproduction of their stocks.
      Fishing in the reservoirs, including to the specially protected natural territories with the status of legal entity shall be regulated by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On specially protected natural territories”.
      2. Fisheries waters and (or) plots by significance shall be subdivided into international, republican and local.
      3. Fisheries waters and (or) plots of international significance shall include the waters, located in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and neighbouring states.
      Fisheries waters and (or) plots of republican significance shall include the fisheries waters and (or) plots, located in the territory of two and more regions.
      Fisheries waters and (or) plots of local significance shall include all the others fisheries waters and (or) plots, including in the list, approved by the regional executive body.
      3-1. Fisheries waters and (or) plots may be used for the purposes of aquaculture in the existence of biological substantiation.
      Fisheries waters and (or) plots may be used for the purposes of fish culture with complete or partial replacement of fish fauna in accordance with the rules of fish farm management.
      4. In the fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be prohibited to:
      1) stop for the water transport within the places, prohibited for the fish culture, except for the stops at the village, fish processing points to install the beacons and in case of emergency;
      2) transfer various types of fishing weapons from one fisheries waters and (or) plots to other without special processing;
      3) open the new fisheries areas, fisheries (fisheries plots), floats and swimming in the rivers without the permission of local executive body;
      4) be in the reservoir or in close proximity to it with fishing weapons, the use of which is not provided by the rules of fishing;
      5) storage the fish on the fish strings, release of dead and sick fish from the floating craft and fishing weapons in the water and shore coastal strip;
      6) fishing, reception, sale and storage of fish less than the commercial measures established by the rules of fishing;
      7) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      8) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      9) carry out delivery and reception of fish without specification of the species or called “other” and “smalls” to the individuals and legal entities;
      10) perform simultaneous setting of two and more nets (scarfwise), as well as begin the setting of net to the complete sample ashore of previous net;
      11) the movement of all types of water transport with the engine in the period, prohibited for fishing in the fisheries waters and (or) plots, as well as places, prohibited for fishing, without coordination with the authorized body;
      12) within the sanitary protection zones and water area of acquisition and sale of fish resources and other water animals by the individuals and legal entities without permissions for the use of animal world and without drawing up of documents, provided by the rules of fishing.
      5. The fishing shall be prohibited:
      1) at the dam, locks and bridges, on the ducts, connecting the lakes to each other and main river, influent canals and removals of melioration system, before the mouth of rivers and canals outside the boundaries, determined by the rules of fishing;
      2) fishing weapons, the use of which is not provided by the rules of fishing;
      3) in the wintering pits in winter season, on the spawning grounds during spawning and other  places in the terms and places established by the authorized body on the basis of biological substantiation, issued by the relevant scientific organizations, subjected to the state ecological expertize;
      4) by the floating crafts, not registered and not indicated by the registration numbers in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      5) fishing weapons without labels with specification of the name of organization and parameters of fishing weapons according to the permission for the right of fishing;
      6) fixed weapons for production of sturgeon in the sea and rivers;
      7) in a state of alcoholic or  drug intoxication or intoxication of different type;
      8) by methods, which are not allowed by the rules of fishing, restrictions and prohibitions;
      9) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      10) with the occupation of fishing weapons for more than two-thirds the width of the river or ducts;
      11) installation of fixed fishing weapons in a staggered order, trap nets and secrets within a radius of five hundred meters from the mouth of rivers and water flows, falling canals;
      12) at a distance closer than five hundred meters at the dams, locks and bridges in the implementation of commercial fishing;
      13) in the places of concentration and the migration paths of fish resources and other water animals in the period of their breeding, in the places and terms, established by the authorized body on the basis of biological substantiation, issued by the relevant scientific organizations, subjected to the state ecological expertize;
      14) with the use of explosive devices, chemical and poisonous substances, as well as fire weapons;
      15) with the use of types of weapons and methods of fishing, not included in the list of permitted to the use of commercial and non-commercial types of weapons and methods of fishing without permission of the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 39 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 39-1. Wetlands

      1. Wetlands – natural (except for the sea, the depth of which at the ebb exceed six meters) and artificial water areas, being the places of mass habitation, nesting, reproduction of semi-aquatic species of animals, including rare and endangered.
      2. Wetlands shall be subdivided by significance into the international and republican.
      3. Wetlands of international significance shall include the lands, included in the list of wetlands of international significance in accordance with the international treaties.
      4. Wetland of republican significance shall include all the other lands, included in the list of wetlands of republican significance in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      5. The measures on protection and reproduction of animal world including rare and endangered shall be provided in the wetlands.
      6. For the purposes ensuring of preservation of wetlands, the development plan shall be approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. The Law is supplemented by article 39-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 40. Procedure of fixation of hunting lands and
fisheries waters and (or) plots

      1. The hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be fixed in recognition of basin principle by the decision of local executive body of region according to the results of competition.
      The competition shall be hold by commission, created in accordance with the Rules of holding of a competition, in the composition of which the representatives of the authorized body, local executive body of region, scientific organizations and republican associations of public associations of hunters and subjects of hunting farm, as well as public associations of fishermen and subjects of fish farm are included. In the cases established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the competition shall be hold by commission, created by the authorized body.
      The hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots of reserve fund shall be put up for the competition, which on the basis of interfarm hunting management and certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots, carrying out at the expense of budget funds shall be recognized as prospective for the hunting and fish farm management. The obligations, given by the user with the participation of competition for the fixation of hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be the compulsory conditions of agreement for the hunting and fish farm management.
      Hunting lands, as well as fisheries waters and (or) plots of local significance, fully located on the land plots, being in the private property or in the temporary use of individuals and non-state legal entities shall be fixed to them without holding of competition on their application by the decision of local executive body of region upon condition of their compliance with the established qualifying requirements.
      Hunting lands, as well as fisheries waters and (or) plots, the term of fixation of which is expired shall be refixed without holding of competition by application of persons, for whom they were early vested, upon condition of compliance with the qualifying requirements, execution of contractual obligations, except for the fisheries plots of waters, located in the territory of two and more regions, which are refixed on presentation of the authorized body.
      Fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots of local significance, which as a result of measures, taken by the persons, for whom they were vested, lost the signs of fish-kill dangerous shall be refixed by their application upon expiration of the term of fixation for the term of five to forty nine years without holding of competition upon condition of compliance with the qualifying requirements.
      The fisheries waters and (or) plots, fisheries (fisheries plots) bay be vested for the state enterprises of reproductive complex for the term up to forty nine years on presentation of the authorized body on the non-competitive basis for the purposes of reproduction within the state order.
      2. The term of fixation shall consist:
      1) for the hunting land for the purposes of hunting farm management – from ten to forty nine years;
      2) for the fisheries waters and (or) plots for the purposes of fish farm management – from five to forty nine years;
      3) for the fish-kill dangerous reservoirs and (or) plots of local significance for the purposes of fish farm management – from one to five years.
      3. The hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots within the boundaries – early organized hunting and fish farm shall be refixed on the basis of materials of previous interfarm hunting management and certification of fisheries waters and (or) plots.
      4. The owner of land plot or land user shall be obliged to ensure provision of easement to the interested individuals and legal entities, as well as for the purposes of hunting and fish farm management and implementation of hunt and fishing in the plots, including in the territory or water area of hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots.
      Footnote. Article 40 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 41. Use of animals, not referring to the objects of
hunting and fishing for the economic purposes

      Use of animals, not referring to the objects of hunting and fishing for the economic purposes, as well as their useful properties and products of vital activity shall be carried out in the manner of general use.
      Footnote. Article 41 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 42. Use of animals in the scientific, cultural and
educational, educational and aesthetic purposes, as well as
for creation of zoological collections

      Use of animals except for the rare and endangered in the scientific, cultural and educational, educational and aesthetic purposes, as well as for creation of zoological collections shall be carried out in the manner established by the authorized body.

Article 43. Specialized organizations

      The specialized organizations shall be created by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for implementation of protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world.
      Footnote. Article 43 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 43-1. Reproduction of species of animals

      Reproduction of species of animals, except for the fish resources and other water animals shall be carried out by the specialized organizations, as well as individuals and legal entities on the basis of biological substantiation, favorable conclusion of the state ecological expertize and permission of the authorized body.
      Footnote. Chapter 7 is supplemented by Article 43-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 8. Regulation of the numbers of species of animals

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 44. The purposes of regulation of the numbers
of species of animals

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      Regulation of the numbers of species of animals shall be carried out for the purposes:
      1) protection of the population health;
      2) prevention of diseases of livestock and domestic animals;
      3) prevention of damage to the economy;
      4) keeping of biological balance.
      Footnote. Article 44 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 45. The grounds of regulation of the numbers
of species of animals

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      The grounds of regulation of the numbers of species of animals shall be:
      1) occurrence of the threat of infection or disease of population, livestock and domestic animals by the diseases, the carriers of which shall be the objects of animal world;
      2) occurrence of the threat of significance damage to the economic;
      3) violation of existing natural balance of animal world in their habitat, led to reduction the numbers of its separate species and other negative consequences;
      4) occurrence of the threat of violation of hydrochemical and other regimes of reservoirs and (or) plots, which may lead to the fish-kill.
      Footnote. Article 45 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.01.2011 No. 383-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 46. Procedure of regulation of the numbers of
species of animals

      Procedure of regulation of the numbers of species of animals shall be approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 46 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 9. Financing and economic incentive of measures
on protection, reproduction and sustainable use
of animal world

Article 47. Financing of measures on protection, reproduction
and sustainable use of animal world

      1. Financing of measures on protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds in accordance with the budget legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Financing of measures on protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world in the hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots shall be performed at the expense of the funds of subjects of hunting and fish farm.
      3. The public funds may be created for financing of measures on protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 47 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 48. Economic incentive of protection, reproduction and
sustainable use of animal world

      Economic incentive (granting of privileges, preferences and the state support) of protection, reproduction and sustainable use of animal world shall be carried out in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 10. Control and supervision in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      Footnote. The title of chapter 10 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2015).

Article 49. The state control and supervision in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      1. The state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out in the form of verification and other forms.
      Verification shall be carried out in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Other forms of the state control and supervision shall be carried out in accordance with this Law.
      2. The state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out by the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions:
      1) on the annual plan of verification not more than once a year;
      2) on applications of individuals and legal entities on the facts of violations of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world according to their receipt;
      3) on the results of scientific researches and monitoring of animal world, approving the negative consequences in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, according to their revelation in recognition of recommendations on their elimination;
      4) for the purposes of execution of issued prescriptions on elimination of identified violations in the results of planned measure in the terms, specified in the prescription.
      Footnote. Article 49 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31.01.2006 No. 125; dated 17.07.2009 No. 188-IV(the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 06.01.2011 No. 378-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 50. The objects of the state control and supervision in
the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      The objects of the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be:
      1) the animal world and its habitat;
      2) conditions of management of species of animals in captivity and semi-free conditions;
      3) the weapons of acquisition of animal world;
      4) extracted products of animal world;
      5) documentation, approving the right of the use of animal world (certificate of hunter and (or) fisherman, an agreement for hunting and (or) fish farm management, an agreement for hunting and (or) fishing, agreement and permission for the use of animal world, a permit, logbook);
      6) an activity on protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      7) regulatory documentation in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      8) an activity, having an impact on the animal world and its habitat.
      Footnote. Article 50 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); от 25.01.2012 № 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 51. The civil servants, carrying out the state control
and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction
and use of animal world

      1. The head of department shall be by virtue of his (her) position at the same time the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. The assistants of the heads of departments, responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be by virtue of position at the same time the assistants of the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. The head of territorial subdivision of department shall be by virtue of position at the same time the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of relevant region (basin).
      4. The assistants of the head of territorial subdivision responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be by virtue of position at the same time the assistants of the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of relevant region (basin).
      5. The heads of structural subdivisions of departments, responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be by virtue of position at the same time the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and specialists of departments, responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, - by the state inspectors on protection of animal world of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      6. The heads of structural subdivisions of territorial subdivisions of departments, responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be by virtue of position at the same time the chief state inspector on protection of animal world of the relevant region (basin), and specialists, responsible for the issues of regulation, control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, - by the state inspectors on protection of animal world of the relevant region (basin).
      Footnote. Article 51 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2015).

Article 52. Rights and obligations of civil servants, carrying
out the state control and supervision in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      1. Civil servants, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall have a right to:
      1) visit the objects for the purposes of control with respect to compliance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, as well as receive information on activity of the users of animal world in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      2) issue the acts within the powers, provided by this Law;
      3) transfer materials of verifications to the law-enforcement bodies for adoption of procedural decision;
      4) suspend activity or make a proposal on prohibition of activity of the users of animal world in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan upon identifying of violations of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      5) determine the extents of damage, caused as the result of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world and on the basis of this to present the claims to the guilty persons on voluntary compensation of this damage or bring a case before a court;
      6) consider the cases on administrative infractions in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world in accordance with the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions;
      7) stop the transport vehicles and floating crafts in the territories of hunting lands, fisheries waters and (or) plots and their seashore, as well as on specially protected natural territories and upon departure from them to make their inspection;
      7-1) carry out inspection of intake facilities with respect to equipment them with relevant fish protection structures;
      7-2) examine the documents for the right of the use of animal world of the persons, being in the hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots, seashore and upon departure from them;
      8) seize the prohibited types of weapons of acquisition of objects of animal world for storage them up to adoption decision by court;
      9) seize illegally extracted objects of animal world and products of their vital activity in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      10) seize the fire weapons, used with violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, for the temporary storage up to rendering of decision by court;
      11) for the storage, carrying and use of special means and service weapons in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. The civil servants, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be obliged to carry out control of:
      1) observance of rules, hinting and fish farm management;
      2) observance of rules of hunting and fishing;
      3) fulfillment of conditions of agreement by individuals and legal entities for the hunting and fish management;
      4) observance of rules of management of animals in captivity and semi-free conditions, as well as zoological collections;
      5) observance of established restrictions and prohibits for the use of animal world;
      6) implementation of measures on protection, reproduction and use of animal world ;
      7) maintenance of order of carrying out of introduction, reintroduction, hybridization of animals;
      8) observance of regulations in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      9) execution of other requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world.
      3. Civil servants, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be provided by uniforms with the signs of differences (without shoulder boards).
      Footnote. Article 52 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 53. The acts of civil servants of the authorized body
and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state
control and supervision in the field of protection,
reproduction and sue of animal world

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      1. For the purposes of adoption of legal enforcement actions on the results of the state control and supervision depending on the established violations of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world by the civil servants of the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be issued the following acts:
      1) a protocol on administrative infractions;
      1-1) an act of verification;
      2) prescription:
      on elimination of violations of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      on prohibition or suspension of economic activity of individuals and legal entities without judicial decision for the term not more than three days with the compulsory submission of the statement of claim to the court in the specified term. Upon that an act on prohibition or suspension of economic activity shall operate up to elimination of identified violations or making judicial decision;
      3) regulation:
      on bringing of guilty persons to the administrative responsibility in the case of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      on seizure of fire weapons, used with violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, prohibited weapons of acquisition and illegally extracted objects of animal world and their products for the temporary storage before rendering of judicial decision.
      2. The acts of civil servants of the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be compulsory for execution by the individuals and legal entities.
      Footnote. Article 53 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31.01.2006 No. 125; dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 54. Legal and social protection of civil servants of
the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out
the state control and supervision in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      The civil servants of the authorized body and territorial subdivisions, carrying out the state control and supervision in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall subject to legal and social protection in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 54 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 55. The state protection of animal world

      1. The state protection of animal world of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the state protection of animal world) shall consist of employees of the specialized organization on protection of animal world, responsible for the issues of protection, reproduction and use of animal world.
      2. The state protection of animal world for performance of duties, assigned to it shall have a right to:
      1) verify the documents of individuals and legal entities for the right of hunting and (or) fishing;
      2) draw up the protocols on administrative infractions in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world in accordance with the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions;
      3) detain and delivery of persons, committed an infraction in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world to the law-enforcement bodies;
      4) make an inspection of transport vehicles, other objects and places in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and if it is necessary – personal inspection of detained persons;
      5) seize the fire weapons of individuals and legal entities, used with violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, illegally extracted products of hunting and fishing, prohibited types of weapons of acquisition and decide the issue on their further belonging in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      6) wearing of uniform with the signs of differences (without shoulder boards); and service weapons in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. The state protection of animal world shall be obliged to:
      1) prevent and suppress infractions in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world;
      2) direct the information, stated claims and other materials to the authorized and law-enforcement bodies, court on facts of violations of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world.
      4. The storage, bearing and use of special means and service weapons shall be permitted to the civil servants of the state protection of animal world in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      5. The civil servants of the state protection of animal world shall be provided by uniform with the signs of differences (without shoulder boards)a d service weapons in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      6. An activity of the state protection of animal world shall be determined by the Provision on the state protection of animal world approved by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 55 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 25.01.2012 No. 548-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 56. Production control on protection, reproduction
and use of animal world

      1. Production control on protection, reproduction and use of animal world – an activity of hunting service of subjects of hunting and fish farm, carrying out the function of protection of animal world on the not fixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots.
      2. Huntsman shall have a right to:
      1) draw up the protocols on administrative infractions in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions for compulsory subsequent transfer them to the state inspectors on protection of animal world, to the authorized body or court;
      2) bearing of service weapons and special clothes with the signs of differences;
      3) verify the documents of individuals and legal entities for the right of hunting and fishing;
      4) seize the fire weapons for violation of rules of hunting for compulsory subsequent transfer to the internal affairs bodies;
      5) seize the weapons of acquisition, used with violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world, illegally extracted products of hunting and fishing, prohibited types of weapons of acquisition for the compulsory subsequent transfer to the state inspector on protection of animal world.
      3. Huntsman shall be obliged to:
      1) ensure protection of animal world on the fixed hunting lands and fisheries waters and (or) plots;
      2) suppress violations of rules of hunting and fishing, internal regulation of hunting farm, fire safety, as well as established restrictions and prohibits for the use of animal world in the zones of peace;
      3) require termination of actions, led to the death of animals and destruction of their habitat from the individuals and legal entities;
      4) take measures on preservation of habitat, conditions of breeding and places of concentration of objects of animal world;
      5) make propaganda of careful and humanist attitude to the animal world;
      6) take measures on rendering assistance to the objects of animal world in the case of diseases and threat of the death upon natural disasters;
      7)  ensure preservation of name plates.
      Сноска. Статья 56 в редакции Закона РК от 21.01.2010 № 242-IV (порядок введения в действие см. ст.2); с изменениями, внесенными Законом РК от 25.01.2012 № 548-IV (вводится в действие по истечении десяти календарных дней после его первого официального опубликования).

Article 57. Public control in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      Public control in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out by the public associations in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 11. Final provisions

Article 58. Responsibility for violation of the legislation
of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      Violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall entail responsibility, established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 58 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.01.2010 No. 242-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 59. Resolution of disputes in the field of protection,
reproduction and use of animal world

      The disputes arising in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be resolved in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 60.  International cooperation in the field of
protection, reproduction and use of animal world

      International cooperation in the field of protection, reproduction and use of animal world shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international treaties.

Article 61. The order of enforcement of this Law

      1. This Law shall be enforced from the date of its official publication.
      2. Shall be deemed to have lost force:
      The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 21 October, 1993 “On protection, reproduction and use of animal world” (Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1993, No. 18, Article 439; Bulletin of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1999, No. 11, Article 357; 2001, No. 3, Article 20; No. 24, Article 338);
      Regulation of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 21 October, 1993 “On order of enforcement of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On protection, reproduction and use of animal world” (Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1993, No. 18, Article 440).

      The President
      of the Republic of Kazakhstan