On February 11th, 2021, during a fish control operation in French Guyanese Territorial waters, the Venezuelan fishing boat “Cayo Norté” was caught in action of illegal fishing by the French Navy.
The operation was carried out in the French exclusive economic zone with a CASA aircraft, patrol boat “Antilles-Guyane” and the rest of operational group under French jurisdiction.
“Cayo Norté” fishing boat was located 70 nautical miles from the coast of French Guyana carried on illegal fishing. Once boarded, she was rerouted to Kourou and a ton of snapper fish was seized as well as fishing gear.
The ton of fish seized, was sold at the Regional Interest Market (RIM) of Cayenne auction.
Since January 1st, 2021, nearly 20 tonnes of fish have been seized following fisheries control operations in French Guyana.