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Mayotte: A prefectural Decree now prohibits underwater hunting and harvesting of marine plants in the lagoon

A recent prefectural decree dating from May 20, 2014 forbidding "underwater hunting and harvesting of marine plants in the lagoon of Mayotte", and this, to preserve fishery resources.
An order made on an experimental basis defines underwater hunting as "the capture of marine animals, shellfish and crustaceans in action of swimming".
The harvesting of marine plants is also characterised as "capture of marine plants by any whatsoever means", as reported by the newspaper France Mayotte.
It is now reprehensible to market or sell door-to-door fishery products like lobsters derived from the underwater hunt in Mayotte.

As a reminder, the lagoon of Mayotte, is "one of the greatest and most beautiful lagoons in the world" as proclaim loud and officials of tourism of the island of Mayotte.
Belted of a barrier of reefs of 195 kilometers long, the lagoon of Mayotte also presents a second barrier inside its waters, a geological phenomenon of an extreme rarity.
The Decree of January 18, 2010 has also paved the way for the first marine natural park created overseas on 68.381 km2 with the immense Mahoran lagoon, of turquoise blue color of 1,100 km2, where 250 varieties of corals and 2.300 marine species cohabit, including majestic sea turtles.

Assani Badrudin

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