24 November 2004

Demise of Operation Neptune leaves big gap

Fearing the worst, the Overstrand municipality's nature conservation arm, as well as the environment department's Marine and Coastal Management (MCM), are "gathering forces" to tide them over what they say is the busiest perlemoen poaching season from December to February. This follows the local police's withdrawal of the marine anti-poaching unit Operation Neptune next week, which could see an increase in poaching, plundering the future of the country's perlemoen stock.

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