Ilegal fishing practices threaten Cambodia’s dolphins

Fishing offences in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area are still happening despite a ban, the Kampi fishing community said.

Most fish poachers use electric shock devices with power connected to their nets to catch fish in deep water, a practice that affects rare and endangered fish and dolphins.

Kampi fishing community chief Thon Narong told The Post on Monday (Aug 24) that illegal fishing on a large scale must be stopped. Investigations also need to be launched to catch offenders who use illegal devices in prohibited areas.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/08/26/ilegal-fishing-practices-threaten-cambodia039s-dolphins

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