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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pirate fishing alive and well in the Pacific...


The high seas pockets have long been a playground for pirate fisherman making it difficult for surrounding Pacific Island countries to manage their shared fish stocks.Since 2008, the Eastern and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (the international body responsible for the overall management of the Pacific tuna fisheries) closed high seas pockets 1 and 2 to purse sine fishing.

But despite all these moves, pirate fishing is alive and well into the high seas.

Illegal fishing costs the Pacific region an estimated Aus$1 Billion per year.

Read and view :http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/news/blog/pirates-of-the-pacific/blog/38033/

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