Coral Destruction by Trawler Ships
Vietnamese fishing boats are poaching fish in the North Natuna Sea by using pair trawls that damage coral reefs. Natuna fishermen are forced to go fishing longer and farther. This article on the impact of coral reef damage in the North Natuna Sea is supported by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
RAHMAD Wijaya pointed at the graphs on a colored screen the size of a notebook from a fish finder equipment with the Furuno brand near the steering-wheel of his fishing boat. He clearly explained the functions of figures and line diagrams showing the condition of coral reefs at the sea bottom. “Those indicating the presence of fish are corals. Now corals are already damaged due to pair trawls,” said Rahmad to Tempo, who followed him s...
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North Natuna Sea Pair Trawls Vietnamese Fishermen