Another Massacre against Saharawi Natural Resources: Fish Discarding in the Coasts of Dakhla, Western Sahara
El-Aaiun., Western Sahara May 6th, 2016 , The Association for the Monitoring of the Natural Resources and the for the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara received few videos taken by cell phone camera documenting the illegal fishing of tten of tons of good quality fish that was later discarded by the Moroccan fishermen on board the vessel. The RSW Vessel holds the license under: BULAND n°CNA4548 buland 12-83 , The vessel belongs to the Moroccan Colonel: Hassan Oualit. This incident took place five months ago in the coasts of the Dakhla , south Western Sahara. The Daily catch was discarded in the open sea after the crew realized that they would be penalized if they bring it to the port and try to sell it. They license allows them only to fish Sardine and other limited species of surface waters. The RSW vessels are now banned in the European Union, whereas there are at least 33 of them fishing off the Saharawi coasts with the blessing of the Moroccan government in contradiction with all ethical and legal norms. Such vessels are a destruction force and are plundering the fisheries stocks in the waters of Western Sahara. They use illegal fishing net prohibited worldwide, and so we are asking what kind of net are these? And what are they made of? And why they are such a destructive tool?
AMRPRWS calls upon all seamen, working aboard these vessels , and all companies to start documenting all illegal operations that target the marine resources of Western Sahara. AMRPENWS also urges everyone working in this sector to fully cooperate with us to scandalize these companies that are plundering our natural resources without any regard to the international law and without any benefit for the Saharawi people from these resources.