Haitian fishermen banned due to video of them catching starfish
The Pedernales Fishermen’s Association today denounced the attitude of the Dominican Navy against its members by prohibiting them from fishing this Friday morning.
This attitude comes after they denounced the capture of starfish by Haitian nationals illegally in Dominican waters.
The video caused a stir in social networks with positive results in favor of the fauna and flora of the country, but with moral damages for the denouncing fishermen who now feel threatened by the Navy that prevents them from carrying out their fishing trips.
For the fishing workers, there is an aggressive action against them by the Dominican Navy, which is a kind of mafia in the opinion of the fishermen.
They called on the Environmental authorities to pay attention to the Navy’s situation to avoid a problem with more significant consequences.
The fishermen maintain that it is strange that Haitians spend the night in Dominican waters without control, and they cannot go on their fishing trips after the rebuke.
Starfish caught by Haitian fishermen in Pedernales.