December 11, 2017

Ban Export Aquarium Fishes

MANILA, Philippines – We pointed out that overfishing and the decimation of corals are the leading causes of fish stock depletion.

The other is the use of dynamite, often referred to as ”blast fishing.” Gunpowder is readily available from mining operators, extracted from bombs, and sometimes sourced from pyrotechnics manufacturers. Bottles filled with gunpowder are detonated underwater, which kills or stuns the majority of fish within the blast radius. The dead or stunned fish float to the surface are easily caught.

Unfortunately, the illegal practice of blast fishing is commonly used in over 30 countries and has caused