Illegal Fishing: Dozen Foreign Vessels Intercepted

9 years, 4 months ago - September 05, 2012
"The situation has become untenable in our territorial waters. At this time, there are several ships on our benches. They do not have fishing licenses but they still fish, especially at night. Illegal fishing has become common now. ...

...In Mauritius, there is not enough staff to monitor our waters. It was only in 2014 that the country will build a boat trendy but in the meantime, these ships are now illegal to wreak havoc. "This was said Hemraz Ghina, CEO National Cold Storage (NCS), to Le Matinal.

That does not contradict the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally. He added that Mauritius and the countries of the region are regularly patrols and a dozen boats were boarded. "We want to curb illegal fishing and we will be without pity for the culprits. Recently, two Thai vessels were seized with fish on board, "he told the minister. 

"These are usually vessels of other countries who come to fish in our waters and it causes us enormous damage, added Hemraz Ghina. They launch their purse to nightfall when fish are resting. In contrast, our boats return empty-handed and in twenty years the fish will be more rare then they will be gone, considering that our banks are running every day. " 

 

Text by Le Matinal

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