Park patrol apprehends illegal fisher | November 6th, 2008

Last month the National Park patrol boat ‘Yoshka’ apprehended a small fishing boat ‘Yhilvar’ some 14 miles south of Caleta Iguana at the south-western extremity of Isabela.  The crew were using a longline with over 300 hooks. A second fishing vessel was also spotted but fled leaving a 250 hook longline behind. This constant poaching of fish by non-islanders is an indication of the vigilance needed if a sustainable fishing industry is to be maintained for the benefit of the local fishers.