11 Jun '11, 6pm

Tuna Battle off the Barbary Coast

Tuna Battle off the Barbary Coast

Tuna Battle off the Barbary Coast (Video will be added later) Sea Shepherd Delta pursued by irate group of fishermen while being hosed by water cannon. Photo: Libby Miller Sea Shepherd’s Operation Blue Rage 2011 has certainly enraged Tunisian fishermen operating on Melita Bank, roughly 70 nautical miles off the Libyan coast and 20 miles inside the NATO no fly zone. At 0600 hours, the Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin and Brigitte Bardot approached a number of Tunisian-registered tuna seiners to inspect their operations. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is searching only for illegal fishing operations. “We are not here to protest legal fishing, we’re here to stop illegal fishing so any legal operation has no cause to be concerned about our presence in these waters,” said Captain Paul Watson. It quickly became apparent that the seven vessels and two floating tuna cages w...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110611-1.html

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