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Sea Shepherd Hands-Over Evidence of Thunder's Illegal Fishing to Authorities in Mauritius

Sea Shepherd Hands-Over Evidence of Thunder's Illegal Fishing to Authorities in Mauritius

Sea Shepherd Hands-Over Evidence of Thunder 's Illegal Fishing to Authorities in Mauritius Just some of the 72 km of the Thunder's illegal gillnet that was confiscated by the Sam Simon. Photo: Jeff Wirth Yesterday, the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon , handed-over evidence to authorities at Port Louis, Mauritius, of the illegal fishing activities of the Nigerian-flagged poaching vessel, Thunder. The Thunder is the most notorious of the six remaining toothfish poaching vessels that are known to still engage in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing for toothfish in the Southern Ocean. In December 2013, the Thunder was issued with an Interpol purple notice for suspected illegal fishing activity, following a joint effort by New Zealand, Australian and Norwegian authorities. For the past two months, Captain of the Sam Simon , Sid Chakravarty, has reported to authoritie...

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