By Dana Smith
A Veteran Bahamian fisherman claims foreign poachers could put him out of business.
Kendal Carroll, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, called on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to do more to stop poaching.
He told The Tribune although they report poacher sightings to the RBDF, he and fellow fishermen consistently see Dominican Republic boats, fishing in Bahamian waters.
Earlier this week, Mr Carroll had voiced his concerned by way of social media.
“It looks like I might be forced to give up what I was doing for the last 30 years, fishing, came from a three week fishing trip saw four Dominican fishing boats yesterday... they reaping while we sit home an season is close [sic\,” he said on Facebook.
He explained further to The Tribune, yesterday.
“I was in the Cay Lobos area about Saturday, about 3pm, and I spotted one there – a Dominican boat,” he said. “We’ve seen them for the past, at least 10 or 15 years in that area.
“You can tell them from Bahamian boats – they are distinctively different from Bahamian boats.
“They fish for anything they can carry home. The season is closed for us; you don’t have no Bahamian boats in that area, so they go out there and have a field day.” More....