| James Kon |
SHARK traders have been warned that they could face a fine of $10,000 or a year in jail if they are convicted under section 40 of the Fisheries Order 2009, which came into full effect this year.
The Fisheries Department issued the warning after a picture of a dead shark at Jerudong Beach was circulated on social media.
The department is investigating the case because Brunei Darussalam has banned the catch and landing of all shark species found in its waters.
The announcement of the ban was made on June 10, 2013 during the World Oceans Day.
Also prohibited are the importation and sale of shark fins and products, including supplements and medicines, in the domestic market.
The ban supports the international treaties such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).