Increased maritime surveillance in the region. This is thanks to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has launched a campaign to eradicate illegal fishing in the maritime area of its Member States. Monitoring centers Comoros, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles are involved in this program. And already taken: the Reunion patrol Osiris checked 23 vessels fishing on the high seas Some of them are almost never attend the ports of the countries where they fish and received warnings for minor offenses. But one of the ships has been jailed for a serious offense trafficking in shark fins. This case will be forwarded to the Mauritian authorities.
The campaign began last October 8 with the Reunion patrol. And since Tuesday 22 October, is the Malagasy patrol the Tendromaso , who took over. It will then be replaced immediately by an offshore patrol the Seychelles Fishing Authority . The monitoring program will continue until at least February 2014.