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Cyanide Free Seas Project

The illegal practice of fishing with cyanide has destroyed huge areas of coral reef from the tropical Mid-Pacific region, to the coastal shores of East Africa. By squirting the poison into the corals to stun the fish that live among them, unscrupulous fishermen are able to make bigger and faster catches.

 

The impact on the reef is devastating, most of the fish caught will die before they reach port, and the risk to the fishermen themselves is considerable, but the practice continues. SEA LIFE is proud to lead a ground-breaking project that aims to end this destructive practice.

For the first time, a test developed by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) research team has made it possible to see whether a fish has been exposed to cyanide, without having to kill and dissect the fish itself.

 

Across the world, SEA LIFE has begun random sampling and testing of newly acquired fish stocks, working with the university to develop a simple ‘field-test’ that will enable cyanide checks to be made on the spot at any location.

HEALTH FACT

Cyanide poisoning in humans can cause major ill health and even death.

HABITAT DESTRUCTION

Cyanide fishing destroys coral reefs.

IT'S THE LAW

Cyanide fishing is illegal.

HEALTH FACT

Cyanide poisoning in humans can cause major ill health and even death.

HEALTH FACT

Cyanide poisoning in humans can cause major ill health and even death.

HABITAT DESTRUCTION

Cyanide fishing destroys coral reefs.

HABITAT DESTRUCTION

Cyanide fishing destroys coral reefs.

IT'S THE LAW

Cyanide fishing is illegal.

IT'S THE LAW

Cyanide fishing is illegal.