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Activists to patrol Libyan seas for tuna poachers

Activists to patrol Libyan seas for tuna poachers

An environmental organization plans to steam into Libyan waters to stop poachers from netting bluefin tuna.
In early June, Sea Shepherd, based in the U.S. state of Washington, will dispatch two boats into the waters of the conflict-torn country, said Paul Watson, the organization's founder and the captain of one of the boats, on Tuesday.
The boats will carry divers who will cut the nets of fishing boats to free the tuna trapped within, Watson said.
Once abundant in the Mediterranean, the bluefin has come under threat as fishermen have plundered the waters beyond sustainable levels.
Watson said his group had informed the European Union it will operate in Libyan waters and also planned to inform NATO.


Updated : 2021-04-12 08:47 GMT+08:00