Over-fishing Around Mauritius



Mauritian water are still visited by foreign fishing vessels. They take advantage of the lack of surveillance in these remote fishing regions of the globe … Several boats have been intercepted so early in the year they were engaged in driftnet fishing in the southern Indian Ocean, a fishing method prohibited by the UN since 1992. this was found a team from the international environmental organization Sea Shepherd, which campaigns for the defense of the oceans, as shown in a video that has been set online A week ago. It also launched an operation called DRIFTNET to “confront the ships while fishing and employ direct methods to stop their operations. ”

The organization has thus making photos and videos, by way of evidence. These will then be used to carry out land surveys. This is, according to its spokesmen, to end “practices of another age.”

In January a Sea Shepherd patrol, aboard his flagship Steve Irvin, noticed the presence of a fleet of six vessels in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. These fishermen using drift nets which are known to destroy all marine life, regardless of size.

At the arrival of the patrol, a fishing boat abandoned his nets, with all the fish were caught, the number of 321: sharks, dolphins, dead seals. This is shown by a video made by Sea Shepherd after collecting 5 km nets. Were also captured, skipjack and bluefin tuna, species in critical danger of extinction.

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