Kralendijk- During the weekend of 5 to 7 October, pictures were sent to STINAPA of dead fish on land and also trash left behind by people fishing with nets in the canals at the Cargill bridges.
According to STINAPA they have been been informed at several occasions that people were fishing with nets in the canals at the Cargill bridges. STINAPA points out that the entire area of Pekelmeer is private terrain of Cargill and also an important protected wetland area for birds (RAMSAR) where trespassing (and human activities such as hiking, fishing, dog-walking, operating drones, etc.) is forbidden.
STINAPA says they will be paying more attention to this area and will take measures against anyone who does not comply with these rules, especially if rubbish is left behind and fish are thrown on land instead of returning them back alive into the ocean.
The nature organization reiterates that the use of nets and and all human actvities in Pekelmeer are prohibited.