CESAM researchers aid to end illegal fishing with cyanide
Published in 23/1/2014
Cyanide fishing is a method employed to capture marine fish alive on coral reefs. This are shipped to markets in Southeast Asia for human consumption, as well as to supply the marine aquarium trade worldwide.
CESAM researchers have now developed a methodology to indicate if live reef fish are collected using cyanide. This is a strategy that may discourage importing companies from dealing with unreliable suppliers and shift the legal pressure from impoverished fishermen to those truly profiting from this illegal and destructive activity.
More details in SIC: http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pais/2013/07/27/investigadores-de-aveiro-querem-acabar-com-pesca-com-cianeto
News on website Ciência Hoje: http://www.cienciahoje.pt/index.php?oid=58217&op=all