PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT
FISHERMEN BREACH TUVALU CONSERVATION LAWS
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (July 31, 1998 - PACNEWS/Tuqiri)---Officers from the Tuvalu Department of Conservation say a protected area in Tuvalu's Funafuti Lagoon is being violated by poachers.
Conservation officers say they discovered hundreds of shotgun casings inside the area. Also, three fishermen using illegal nets recently were arrested.
Radio Tuvalu reports that the next Parliament session will enact legislation to increase the penalties for hunting and fishing in protected areas.
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