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Guam fishermen say 'Yamaha fleet' is wiping out fish by John O'Connor November 19,2019   |  Source: The Guam Daily Post

There is a fleet of about a dozen outboard motorboats infamous in the local fishing community in Guam.

"It's known as the Yamaha fleet," Sen. Clynt Ridgell told The Guam Daily Post.

"My understanding from numerous discussions with various members of the local fishing community is that this is a commercial enterprise wherein a businessperson has purchased a fleet of small Yamaha outboard motorboats equipped with fishing and scuba gear. I don't know who the fleet owner is but the fleet owner hires Chuukese to crew the boats."

While there was disagreement among those who testified on Wednesday, a constant point among attendees – in addition to calls for better enforcement – is that the fish stocks around Guam are depleting.

 

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Theme(s): Fisheries Resources.

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