A new website, ezagas.mn, and a smartphone application have been launched to enable fishermen to acquine license for fishing using the internet.
At the initiative of the World Environment Protection Foundation, the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism and Khentii Province’s Department of Environment and Tourism partnered with Mayor’s Offices of Dadal, Norovlin, Bayan-Adraga, Binder and Batshireet soums, as well as Onon River Fisher’s Club, to carry out a trial online fishing licensing system.
The smartphone application can be downloaded on IOS and Android phones.
Each fishing license obtained online is valid for three days and allows fishers to catch no more than 10 fish at a time. Fishers are required to provide biomonitoring data of any fish they catch. The data will be used to analyze fishing activities and impose appropriate regulations, explained a ministry spokesperson.
If the trial is deemed successful, the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism plans to enable online fishing licensing throughout the nation.