Province to Crack Down on Unlawful Coral Exploitation
June 6, 2012
"The central province of Khanh Hoa will inspect the purchasing and harvesting of coral in Van Ninh District to curb the illegal activities in the area, said deputy chief inspector Le Van Dung on Thursday.
Dung, from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said the interdisciplinary inspecting team included his department's inspectors, environmental police, border guards and local authorities. They would focus on the inspection of the illegal harvesting and purchasing of coral from June.
Dung said recently, the exploitation and transportation of coral had been very complicated in the coastal communes of Van Ninh District. Exploiters did not only get corals illegally with simple tools, they even used excavators, air scoops, and automobiles to get and transport the corals at a maximum volume."
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