22 Mar 2012

Was yesterdays riot in Hangberg, Hout Bay about perlemoen poaching?

Was yesterdays riot in Hangberg, Hout Bay about perlemoen poaching?

This is a photo sent by @HoutBayBackpack of the clean up after people rioted over police arresting alleged perlemoen poachers.

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05 Jan 2011

International crayfish poachers found guilty in the USA

International crayfish poachers found guilty in the USA

Taken from www.fin24.com:

The US Court of Appeals has delivered a groundbreaking judgment, ordering three men to pay restitution to SA following extensive unlawful harvesting of south and west coast rock lobster in South African waters.

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01 Nov 2010

Poachers boat found with more than just perlemoen onboard!

Poachers boat found with more than just perlemoen onboard!

This is the reason why poachers are able to outrun the police in Hout Bay.

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01 Nov 2010

Poachers leave cops high and dry

Poachers leave cops high and dry

By Melanie Gosling/iol.co.za


Hout Bay police Captain Rian Bester (left) went to the scene after being tipped off that abalone poachers were diving off Llandudno, but he was unable to go after them as the police station does not have a boat. He phoned the SAPS Water Wing, but it arrived too late. Police divers were unable to find the abalone, believed to have been stashed under water.

Police say abalone poaching around Hout Bay and Llandudno is becoming “worse than Hawston and Onrus” with organised gangs paying their “lookouts” up to R500 for a single cellphone call tipping them off about approaching law enforcement officers.

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31 Oct 2010

Poachers, officials face off

Poachers, officials face off

Report by By Helen Bamford/iol.co.za:

Hout Bay harbour was the scene of a “mini-war” this weekend when armed poachers fired on Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) wardens escorting them to shore and a crowd of more than 100 Hangberg residents hurled rocks and intimidated police officers who had been called as backup.

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