Melissa Hobson reports on the impact of a new fishing law.

After years of lobbying, a new commercial fishing law will offer protection in Mozambique for several threatened species, including manta and mobula rays and whale sharks. For the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) this is a huge step in the right direction.

The legislation, which came into effect on 8 January this year, also mandates turtle excluder devices on industrial and semi-industrial nets. Fishers must land the full body of any shark caught with fins attached, and bycatch must ...


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