Illegal Fishing: Mauritius Increasingly Vulnerable

7 years, 9 months ago - August 17, 2013
Mauritius is determined to halt the plundering of our schools of fish by illegal fishing vessels flying the flag of the foreign country.

"We want to put a stop to illegal fishing. We will mercilessly deal with vessels fishing in our territorial waters without a permit. We will mercilessly! These are usually the boats from other countries who come and steal our seats we cause enormous harm, "said the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally to Matinal.
At least four boats of illegal fishing - both Sri Lankan and two Thai - who plundered our fish stocks have been intercepted since the beginning of the year, emphasized the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally.
"When you have suspicions about a boat on hand checking the facts. Often, illegal fishing beyond our vigilance. Sometimes when you get there, looters have already left, "said the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally.
Illegal fishing in Mauritian waters is common. Especially at night. Illegal fishing boats usually the dark when the fish rest. It is at that time they launch their nets. The situation becomes untenable in our territorial waters. The authorities are on the alert. Until the country adopted in 2014 a trendy boat to hunt looters, boats illegal Sri Lankan, Thai and others continue to wreak havoc in our waters. That does not contradict the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally. He pointed out that Mauritius and the countries of the region are making regular patrols to hunt down looters and other pirates.
The looting of our schools has a serious impact on the fishing boats of Mauritius. Although both of fishing boats returning from a country fishing with negligible taken and accusing losses in terms of fuel and wages.

Text by Le Matinal

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