Fishing pen in the Mediterranean Sea
Photo and caption by michelle mccarron
In June 2011 I was in the Mediterranean documenting suspected poaching of the Blue Fin tuna which is on the brink of collapse due to the illegal actions of fishermen and mismanagement of fish stocks. This is a holding pen in the middle of the blue waters of the Mediterranean which can hold hundreds of fish. One Bluefin tuna can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at market. They are some of the fastest fish in the oceans traveling up to speeds of 50mph.
Location: Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast.