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Underwater fishing allowed in almost all Latvian public water bodies

02.08.2011

At end-April, the Latvian government allowed underwater fishing in almost all Latvian public water bodies that are not affected by additional restrictions.

At end-April, the Latvian government allowed underwater fishing in almost all Latvian public water bodies that are not affected by additional restrictions.

It is an important step, since in several European countries underwater fishing has already become an integral part of the active tourism. So far, underwater fishing was allowed only in two rivers, four lakes and coastal waters.

Only harpoon rifles that can be loaded using muscle power, with no more than 10 centimetres wide spearhead, are allowed in Latvia.

A special underwater fishing license is also required.

Licensed underwater fishing is usually organized by the local governments, authorized legal entities or water body owners who have signed an agreement on organization of licensed underwater fishing with the local government.

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