May 3, 2011

Border controls used to address illegal fishing in Australia

Filed under: Australasia, marine, Uncategorized — inece @ 5:07 pm

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs attributes tough border control measures to dramatic reduction in illegal foreign fishing. According to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Minister told reporters that, “In 2006 there were 367 vessels, almost 3000 foreign fishers, apprehended in our waters.” However, the article notes that only eleven vessels have been intercepted so far this financial year and only 69 foreign fishers have been apprehended.

Click here for the whole story: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/border-control-reduces-illegal-fishing-20110429-1dzv8.html

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