|Name:||Fisheries Order, 2009 (No. S25).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF (consulted on 2012-01-10)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Order to consolidate the law relating to fisheries, fishing and fish processing and the marketing and distribution of fish and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Repeals the Fisheries Act and section 4 of the Brunei Fishery Limits Act.
This Order provides for the management and conservation of fisheries resources in Brunei Darussalam. A Director of Fisheries and a Deputy Director of Fisheries shall be appointed to carry out the provisions of this Order. The Director has to prepare fisheries plans designed to ensure the optimum utilization of fishery resources. The Order sets out requirements for the application of licences. Licences are required in order to: operate or possess fishing appliances; operate or establish marine culture systems; use fishing vessels; hold or organize sports fishing events; using foreign fishing vessels for fishing; etc. Conditions, validity and cancellation of licences are provided for in the text. In addition, the Order provides for the establishment of lobster fishing areas, marine reserves and marine parks and for restrictions related to these areas. The Order further provides for: development and management of inland fisheries; offences and penalties; powers of enforcement officers; jurisdiction and evidence; etc.