Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe make IUU shark fishing arrests

Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe make IUU shark fishing arrests

Environmentalists with the Sea Shepherd organization say authorities from São Tomé and Príncipe and Gabon worked with their marine conservationists to stop illegal shark fishing off the African coast. The fishing vessel Vema, flagged in Senegal but linked to Spain, was licensed to catch tuna but when the boat was…

Secret illegal fishing mission off Liberian coast nets 3 boats

The Liberian government has partnered with an environmental group to launch a new effort at curbing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing – and so far, they’ve made arrests on three poaching vehicles. The Sea Shepherd organization has been patrolling the West African waters off Liberia for almost four weeks,…