Fishing with SCUBA (fwd)
Jonathan.Kelsey at noaa.gov
Fri Mar 23 10:32:08 EST 2001
> MOVE TO STOP THREATS TO AMERICAN SAMOA REEF FISH FROM SCUBA DIVERS
> By Aeo'ainuu Aleki
> PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (March 22, 2001 - Samoa News/PINA Nius
> Online)---The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources is preparing to
> respond to what has become the most serious threat to reef fish populations
> in American Samoa.
> The agency is proposing new regulations that would ban commercial spear
> fishing at night by divers using scuba gear. ...
> In the past 10 years, the use of scuba and spears has had a devastating
> effect on the local near-shore fish population. Villagers and scientists
> agree that the fish are disappearing, and a primary cause is over fishing
> made possible by scuba gear and night diving.
> The complete article may be read at the Samoa News website,
> or in the Pacific Islands Report, at
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