Among the items seized , found seines , harpoons , guns submarines, hawks, handmade guns, etc ... Most of these equipment were seized inside the lagoon as a result of regular patrols fishery officers and elements of the Flying Squad. The offenders were arrested and appeared in court.
The guardians and the elements of the Flying squad can move quickly when they receive phone calls for response to illegal fishing . They are equipped with small boats and equipment to effective communication.
" Illegal fishing will not be tolerated "
Since last year , the operations of "crack down" multiply on the ground to prevent illegal fishing. To date, at least twenty such operations were conducted.
Through these operations "crack down" the Ministry of Fisheries wants to know that illegal fishing is not only prohibited but also constitutes an offense punishable by law .
It also supports among staff guardians that the Ministry of Fisheries has remained attentive in relation to training and the purchase of appropriate equipment to carry out their tasks.
Stock of the day , the seized items are still in various positions guardians . They will be transported under police escort to Mare Chicose to be destroyed. It should be noted that on August 22 , elements of the guardians had hit a wide net in their fight against illegal fishing.
Following a crack -down operation in the north of the island , they had arrested an individual in his home, where 2355 meters of illegal nets were seized. The suspect was prosecuted under the provisions of the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 2007.
The Ministry of Fisheries reassure the general public that no effort is spared to combat illegal fishing in Mauritius and invites everyone under the guise of anonymity, to denounce the fraud hotline on : 800 1011 . It should be noted that since 2012 to date more than 17,000 meters of illegal nets were seized and 444 tickets were established for the year 2012 only .
The Fisheries Protection Service ( FPS ) does not haggle on how to prevent fraudsters continue their illegal practices and continue to roam the island to intercept.
The FPS account and intensify their patrols day and night .
Le gouvernement décaissera Rs 16 millions pour le paiement du « Bad Weather Allowance » accordé aux pécheurs opérant hors lagon pour le mois de juin 2020. La Station Météorologique de Vacoas a comptabilisé 24 jours de mauvais temps pour les pécheurs opérant hors lagon.
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Suite à des renseignements sur des actes de la pêche illégale dans le nord de l’île, les éléments de la National Coast Guard de Trou aux Biches, menés par l’inspecteur Chuckowry ont saisi 675 mètres filets de pêche illégale à Balaclava, jeudi 18 juin.
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Ils estiment que s’ils avaient été consultés en amont cela leur aurait évité les énormes pertes subies. Quand ils ont enfin pu sortir leurs casiers de la mer le 4 mai, les pêcheurs n’ont pu que constater les dégâts. Plusieurs ont été endommagés ou ont disparu. La reprise leur sera compliquée.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Alors qu’ils avaient entamé des négociations avec la Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) en vue de faire rayer leurs dettes en raison d’une situation difficile, des pêcheurs ont reçu une mise en demeure cette semaine.
1 year, 1 month ago