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Greenpeace on the trail of illegal fishing boats in the Pacific

Greenpeace on the trail of illegal fishing boats in the Pacific

Updated 15 November 2012, 18:10 AEDT

Greenpeace International says it's uncovered a large-scale illegal transfer of fish at sea, involving a ship from Cambodia, another from the Philippines and two from Indonesia, in the waters known as the Pacific Commons.

None of the boats are authorised to operate in the area and are therefore not allowed to fish or transfer fish at sea under the rules of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. (WCPFC).

Greenpeace has long been working with Pacific governments to prevent overfishing and illegal operations in their fishing grounds.

The Expedition Leader on board the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza is Farah Obaidullah.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Farah Obaidullah, Greenpeace International Oceans Campaigner on board MY Esperanza

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