Marine life in the Malaysian state of Sabah has long been under threat by ruthless fishermen who use the technique of ‘blast fishing’ to indiscriminately destroy plant and animal life underwater. Though the method is outlawed, unscrupulous companies regularly employ it to hunt their prey. For several years, the authorities have been engaged in a difficult battle with these renegade companies to detect their movements and put a stop to their illegal activities.
However, their job may have just become a whole lot easier with the advent of a breakthrough new technology, capable of detecting blasts from a distance of up to 25km away.
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