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[New post] Public urged to report Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ illegally fishing in Vanuatu territorial waters

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " Vietnamese 'blue boats' illegally fishing in our exclusive economic zone are a threat to Vanuatu's environment and food security. Fisheries Director Kalo Pakoa asks the public to call the Vanuatu Mobile Force's Maritime Base on 22860 to report any sig" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Public urged to report Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ illegally fishing in Vanuatu territorial waters by bobmakin An example of Vietnamese 'blue boat' – vessels known to be illegally fishing inside the territorial waters of Pacific nations. File photo: Wikimedia Commons Vietnamese 'blue boats' illegally fishing in our exclusive economic zone are a threat to Vanuatu's environment and food security. Fisheries Director Kalo Pakoa asks the public to call the Vanuatu Mobile Force's Maritime Base on 22860 to report any sightings of 'blue boats', so named for their distinctive hue. They are not fitted with automatic identification systems, as is the case with vessels licenced to fish in our waters, so are difficult to track. Three such vessels' captains have been prosecuted recently in New Caledonia and their catch seized by the French Navy, but they subsequently escaped Read more of this post bobmakin | January 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm | Tags: Australia, fisheries, health, illegal fishing, IUU, public service, taxation, Vanuatu, Vietnam | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1zQ Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2jM3t3W Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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