Ministry to crack the whip on illegal shark fin traders

Jakarta The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry confirmed that perpetrators of the shark fin trade in Bau-Bau City, Southeast Sulawesi Province, would be subject to legal proceedings.

“Currently, we are still investigating the person in charge of PT R and other related parties for alleged violations of the use of protected fish,” Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision Rear Admiral Adin Nurawaluddin noted in a release here Saturday.

According to the results of surveillance, which included evidence examination, some 4,030 kilograms (kg) of shark fin had been found, Nurawaluddin revealed.

The quantity was almost double the initial figure originally mentioned by the person in charge of PT R that claimed to have delivered only about 2,450 kg.

Source: Antara News

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