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Sea Shepherd Releases Shocking Footage of Illegal Fishing in Indian Ocean

Source: Ecowatch/Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - March 22, 2016 in Environment, Featured

Sea Shepherd Releases Shocking Footage of Illegal Fishing in Indian Ocean
Photo: US Navy

Sea Shepherd Global’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, is en route to the Indian Ocean to confront a killer in our oceans.

A fleet of fishing vessels is actively fishing on the high seas of the Indian Ocean using driftnets; a form of fishing banned by the United Nations in 1992 due to its indiscriminate and destructive impact.

Taking advantage of the remoteness of the region and in the absence of law enforcement, the fleet has demonstrated a resurgence of this out-dated, outlawed practice.

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Video Credit: Sea Shepherd

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