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Re: Fw: [Coral-List] Dynamite Fishing Query + Long Liners in Mozambique

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coralinau <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 25 Jan 2004 11:25:30 +0100

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Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:21 AM
Subject: Fw: [Coral-List] Dynamite Fishing Query + Long Liners in Mozambique


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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "coralinau" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: "Alexander Stone" <[log in to unmask]>;
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> <[log in to unmask]>; "Gaby Hoebart (TOEB)" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 10:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Dynamite Fishing Query + Long Liners in
Mozambique
>
>
> > Hello Alexander,
> >
> > I was in Mozambique in September after the World Parks Congress and
heard
> > from local people that dynamite fishing is taking place, from what I
heard
> > especially north of Beira up to the border to Tanzania. I would believe
> that
> > WWF Mozambique has some information on that since in their "coral
section"
> > they also deal with turtles and manatees.
> >
> > There is another thing, and maybe you have an idea how to continue from
> > here:
> > I talked to South African people who invested in a campsite in front a
> > beautiful and still intact coral reef south of Inhambane which is
visited
> by
> > snorkelers and divers. They told me that they have immense problems with
> > Chinese tankers which use the method of long-line fishing. They seem to
> fish
> > out immense amounts of mantas, reys, dolphins, and more. And obviously
> they
> > don't stick to any regulations concerning how close to come to the
coast.
> > When I slept there, as soon as it got dark, you could see the ships
lying
> > near the coast. They always come in at night, and in the morning they
are
> > gone, but often leave their lines for 3 days. The local people try with
> > their own initiative to cut through the lines, but I guess most of the
> time
> > the species are already dead.
> > From what I heard it looks like the Mozambique government received
> > infrastructure equipment from the Chinese government and vis-versa they
> gave
> > out concessions. I am not firm on international marine law, but if that
is
> > the case, I would guess this is illegal action and that there must be
some
> > possibility to stop that. I know there is a sea control point at
Bazaruto
> > Archipelago, but they have to cover an area that is simply impossible.
> This
> > place south of Inhambane itself is around 300km south of Bazaruto. When
> you
> > inform the sea police the Chinese ships are gone for long.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Gaby Hoebart
> >
> >
> > ********************************
> > GTZ-Consultant
> > Tropical Ecology Support Programm
> > email: [log in to unmask]
> > http://www.gtz.de/toeb
> > ********************************
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alexander Stone" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>; <[log in to unmask]>;
> > <[log in to unmask]>; <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 7:50 PM
> > Subject: [Coral-List] Dynamite Fishing Query
> >
> >
> > > Hello, All...
> > >
> > > I would appreciate any info on the current status of dynamite fishing
in
> > > Burma and/or Tanzania-Mozambique.
> > >
> > > I understand that, although Tanzania enacted laws against dynamite
> > > fishing some 4 or 5 years ago, that the practice is either resurging
in
> > > Tanzania and/or being inflicted on neighboring Mozambique reefs by
> > > Tanzanian fishers.
> > >
> > > I also understand (anecdotally) that dynamite fishing in Burma is out
of
> > > control, with governmental apathy towards the practice.
> > >
> > > Any information you may have on either of those 2 assumptions, or any
> > > contact info you can provide on researchers or groups that are
involved
> > > locally studying or trying to curb the practice would be greatly
> > > appreciated.
> > >
> > > Many thanks,
> > >
> > > Alexander Stone
> > > ReefGuardian International
> > > **************************
> > >
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