Blast and Cyanide Fishing

622 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 3 Pages
Fisherman used dynamite stolen from railway construction projects in East Java to catch fish such as Sardinella in Bali, Indonesia. The most recent type of explosives used are usually stolen or taken from construction sites. Dynamite and blasting caps are commonly utilized by both civilian and military construction teams in the many projects underway throughout the Pacific, Islands and can be readily utilized as fish bombs. Blast and cyanide fishing has been becoming an issue in the South Pacific, causing harm to the marine life and their habitats. The use of blast and cyanide fishing is very common throughout the tropical Pacific. Cyanide fishing believed to have originated in the 1950s by the Philippines. Blasting in the Pacific Islands began in earliest during and immediately after World War II, particularly in those islands touched by the war. When World War II vintage powder became rare, fishermen began to use commercially available explosive compounds. There is evidence that in the 1930s the Japanese used blast fishing in Southeast Asia waters. During the 1940s, blast fishing was widely practiced among Filipino fishermen who paid a high fee to the municipal authorities. After that, blast fishing has spread throughout South Asian waters, including Indonesia and Malaysia. Although blast and cyanide fishing might be easier…
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