Recent activity

Evidence for massive bycatch in Chinese fisheries off Africa

Kees (C.J.) Camphuysen, February 16, 2016

Dear Salva

Not heard anything of this, but we did encounter fleets from Asia at sea last September(2015) that were inactive during daytime, and active during night-time catching "everything" according to an IMROP spokesman on board. Also note that there is a new Chinese harbour in Mauritinia that is very difficult to visit and oversee. No idea what happens in that harbour

Kees Camphuysen

Comments ( 1 )

Salvador Garcia

Salvador Garcia

Thanks Kees,

The information that I have received is from a Spanish fisherman who regularly unload in Dakhla. He told to an observer that he has seen containers with frozen birds at the harbour. The problem is getting evidence. Not even the fisherman wants to say his name.

I will try to get more information...