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Mauritius: 100 million rupees of annual losses in the wake of illegal foreign fishing ships




The Minister of fisheries in Mauritius, Nicolas Von Mally, decided to launch the war to the plundering of Mauritian waters and its shoals of fish with seine vessels flying foreign flags and who commit their misdeeds at nightfall.
 
The annual shortfall is estimated at 100 million rupees *, with Mauritian fishing boats that docked at the wharf with a drastic reduction in catches of fish in the order of 50% to 75% in their holds.
 
The Minister for fisheries in Mauritius, Nicolas Von Mally, wishes to stop as soon as possible the illegal fishing in Mauritian waters and also called for the collaboration of the neighbouring countries of Mauritius to combat this growing phenomenon.
 
As a reminder, since the beginning of the year 2013 two ships from sri Lanka as well as two Thai ships were already intercepted in territorial Mauritian waters while they were engaged in illegal fishing activities, as reported by the newspaper Le Matinal.
 
 * One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees



Fabrice François


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