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Empty fish pots an issue

JOHN SEALY, [email protected]

Empty fish pots an issue

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SEVENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD Joel Brooker is not a happy fisherman.

His fish pots are being emptied every time he puts them out to sea, and he feels that divers who explore the surrounding waters fly the trap doors and cut the mesh wire when they go scuba diving.

“Whenever I go to pull the pots someone [seems] to be doing something with them; opening up the traps and letting out the fish. I saw them on the spot for myself; they would be escorted by Barbadian divers and nobody seems to be stopping them from vandalising the pots,” he said.

But as Brooker looks for answers to his disappearing fish pots, Andrew Miller, marine biologist of Barbados Blue Water Sports, is giving another side to the mystery surrounding the pots at the bottom of the sea.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.