Violations reportedNow, the findings are followed by police reports of illegal fishing in most cases. The tools that have been found are often lost or left in the sea. The Directorate of Fisheries emphasizes that this so-called “ghost fishing” leads to animal cruelty. “We get upset when we come across gear that has often been in the sea for months, maybe years. But at the same time, it is satisfying to remove it from the sea,” Leonhardsen said.
The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has three vessels that will be operational and carry out controls throughout Southern Norway in the future.
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