Cape Town - The City of Cape Town's Marine and Environmental Law Enforcement Unit has added an eighth rubber duck to their fleet of watercraft.
The unit, which was established in 2013, continues to fight the illegal extraction of marine resources along the City's 300 km coastline.
"The ocean is one of our most valuable natural food resources. Increasingly marine resources are under threat and it is not inexhaustible. The continued abuse of this resource harms our local economy and the environment. Fighting the illegal poaching of sea life is critical and with the new addition to their fleet of rubber ducks this unit can further expand their reach," said Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
The specialised Marine and Environmental Law Enforcement Unit was established in 2013 and its focus has been marine and coastal law enforcement, including inshore boat patrols.
The new addition to the fleet is a 5,9 metre rubber duck with a semi rigid hull.