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Shark Sanctuary Regulations 2015.

Country/Territory
Kiribati
Document type
Regulation
Date
2015
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Marine fishes Cartilaginous fishes Fishing authorization Protection of species Protected fishing area Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Authorization/permit Ecosystem preservation Protection of habitats
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Least Developed Countries, Micronesia, Oceania, Small Island Developing States, South Pacific
Abstract

These Regulations establish the Kiribati Shark Sanctuary, which comprises all Kiribati waters. No sharks may be caught or (parts of) sharks possessed or offered for sale. The Regulations also prohibit the use wire trace for fishing in the Kiribati Shark Sanctuary. The purpose of these Regulations are to: Establish a shark sanctuary in Kiribati waters to ensure the conservation of sharks; protect the balance of the marine ecosystem, including commercially important fish species and the health of marine habitats such as coral reefs; help sustain and develop Kiribati's economy from shark and marine-related ecotourism; and; further enhance the conservation reputation of Kiribati by joining other countries in the region in adopting measures to protect sharks. The Minister may issue at certain conditions a permit to catch sharks. The Office of the Director of Fisheries is responsible for the administration of these Regulations and may appoint Authorized Officers. Schedule 1 sets out sharks warranting special protection.

Full text
English
Website
www.ofdc.org.tw

References - Legislation

Implements

Fisheries Act (No. 6 of 2010).

Legislation | Kiribati | 2010

Keyword: Framework law, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Fishing area, Foreign fishing, Access right, Fishing gear/fishing method, Processing/handling, Aquaculture, Mariculture, Authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Policy/planning, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, High seas, Aquatic animals, Turtles, Hunting/capture

Source: FAO, FAOLEX