Greenpeace exposes loopholes in Pacific fisheries regulations | Pacific Beat

Greenpeace exposes loopholes in Pacific fisheries regulations

Greenpeace exposes loopholes in Pacific fisheries regulations

Updated 22 November 2012, 18:21 AEDT

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is working with Palau's government in an effort to prevent overfishing and illegal operations in the country's Pacific fishing grounds.

The Expedition Leader aboard, Farah Obaidullah says a recent case has exposed major loopholes in the operations of the Pacific tuna fisheries.

She says these will be presented to the meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Manila next month.

Ms Obaidullah told Steve Rice, the Esperanza had to abandon its pursuit of the unregulated Cambodian ship, Heng Xing One due to a lack of legislation that would stop its involvement in illegal fishing.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker:Expedition Leader aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, Farah Obaidullah

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