Sea Shepherd to patrol Libyan coast for tuna poachers

If the reports are accurate, they will see plenty of action. The tuna population in the Mediterranean Sea has been decimated in recent years thanks to typical overfishing by commercial fleets as well as poaching fleets. This promises to be a dangerous job but it’s good to see someone stepping it up to protect the environment.

Once abundant in the Mediterranean, the bluefin has come under great threat as fishermen have plundered the waters far beyond sustainable levels. The European Union has ruled that none of its members can fish in Libyan waters this year because there is no way to check licenses and enforce quotas in a war zone.

Watson said his group had informed the European Union it will operate in Libyan waters and planned to inform NATO, which is leading the air campaign meant to protect civilians in Libya from attacks, primarily from their own government.

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