Crack unit to fight perlemoen poaching

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Gareth Wilson

A PRIVATELY funded undercover task team has been deployed along the Nelson Mandela Bay coastline to clamp down on the illegal perlemoen trade.

The move has been hailed by police and marine experts as a new and effective way to deal with the illegal poaching that threatens the existence of the species and marks the first privately funded unit of its kind in Port Elizabeth.

Details about most of the initiative, including who is funding it, are still under wraps because of security concerns and threats already made to members by poachers.

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2 thoughts on “Crack unit to fight perlemoen poaching

  • February 14, 2014 at 1:44 am

    For 20 years the poachers have been harvesting openly and neither the police or previous special squads have stoped them. A lot of times due to the R’s involved they have become part of the problem. Who or what will ensure the same does not happen to the NEW lot?

  • February 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

    If the police and armed forces were ineffective curbing this scourge how the dickens will this new effort succeed.
    Methinks there is much skulduggery behind the reasons the attempts at stopping the rape of the abalone population.


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