(Ops) OMAN – Expat arrested for using unlicensed artisanal fishing boats

https://timesofoman.com/article/expat-workers-arrested-for-usingunlicensed-artisanal-fishing-boats A few people were arrested for using unlicensed artisanal fishing boats, nets, and sea guns for AlSharkha fishing. A statement issued online by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources said: "This week,...

(Ops) PAKISTAN – Pakistan arrests 11 Indian fishermen

https://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2021/mar/16/pakistan-arrests-11indian-fishermen-2277471.html Pakistan authorities said on Tuesday that they have apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and confiscated their two boats for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters. "After the initial investigation, the apprehended fishermen were handed...

(Ops) INDIA – Sea cucumber worth Rs 5.45 crore seized in Lakshadweep

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kozhikode/sea-cucumber-worth-5-45crore-seized-in-lakshadweep/articleshow/81453941.cms Lakshadweep forest department busted an international sea cucumber poachers' racket and seized 486 dead sea cucumbers worth nearly Rs 5.45 crore on Thursday. Two fishing boats were also seized, and seven poachers were arrested...

(Ops) OMAN – Several expats arrested for illegal fishing in Oman

https://timesofoman.com/article/several-expats-arrested-for-illegal-fishing-inoman-1 The fisheries control team in Dhofar Governorate has arrested a number of expats for fishing for AlSarkhah on board artisanal fishing boats using scorpion nets.

(Ops) OMAN – Expatriate fishermen arrested

https://timesofoman.com/article/expatriate-fishermen-arrested-in-oman The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources has recorded off-season fishing violations and arrested expatriate workers found working on fishing boats without the requisite licenses. A statement issued online by the ministry said, "The...

(News) SEYCHELLES -Seychelles seeks more support to end use of banned driftnets

http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/14406/Seychelles+seeks +more+support+to+get+fishermen+to+stop+using+banned+driftnets Seychelles is asking the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to engage all its regional members to commit to sustainable fishing and stop using banned gear, a position that supports a European body representing...

(Ops) OMAN – Several expats arrested for illegal fishing

https://timesofoman.com/article/several-expats-arrested-for-illegal-fishing-in-oman A statement issued online by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources said: "The fisheries control team in Al-Wusta Governorate managed to arrest 10 expatriate workers using illegal fishing nets and confiscated a...

(News) TANZANIA – Illegal fishing patrols will remain sustained

https://allafrica.com/stories/202102160194.html Patrols against illegal fishing in government preserved water bodies will remain sustained to protect marine resources for the current and future generations, the House of Representatives was told here on Monday. Blue Economy and Fisheries...

(News) WORLD – FAO calls for an end to illegal fishing

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/economy/fao-calls-for-sustainableaquaculture-end-to-illegal-fishing-75453 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in its first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, pressed for stronger action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The declaration was a...

(Ops) MALDIVES – Army captures Sri Lankan fishing vessel in Maldivian waters

https://english.sun.mv/65095 Maldivian military has announced the capture of a Sri Lankan fishing boat trespassing into Maldivian territorial waters. Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) stated that the boat was captured five miles away from Gan. Addu...