|Me with my first crimson jobfish |
The introduction of these excursions has meant Vaidas has been busy this past month creating new responsible fishing guidelines. Around the World, fish stocks are being depleted due to over fishing and unsustainable techniques. Here at Gili we work hard to make sure all our excursions have as little negative impact on the environment as possible. Based on the sizes different fish can attain and their minimum reproductive sizes, Vaidas has put together an info pack with minimum landing sizes of each type of fish, as well as implementing other rules such as a bag limit (number of fish guests can keep per trip) and species limits (number of fish per species guests can keep) that ensure we don't catch and keep more fish than we need to, and that most of our fish are released un-harmed.
|This undulated moray eel |
(Gymnothorax undulatus) is not
on the menu and was released
|The local Maldivians have used hand lines for hundreds of years|