Coast Guard confiscates illegal fish traps in Saba Marine Park

SABA – In connection with an incident in which buoys of the Saba Marine Park were destroyed, and the placing of illegal fish traps, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard executed a patrol from March 13-16, in the Marine Park.

During this patrol, several illegal fish traps were removed from the sea and confiscated. These traps were in a radius of two miles from the coastline of Saba in the Marine Park, and in accordance with Article 2 of the Fisheries Act BES, this is an illegal practice.

The patrols were executed in cooperation with the Saba Conservation Foundation. Official reports were filed by the Coast Guard and sent to BES police authorities for further investigation.

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While in Saba, a visit was made to the Saba Comprehensive School in St. Johns where Coast Guard promotional materials were distributed to create awareness among the students.

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