As night falls in Italy’s largest delta, volunteers board tiny boats to track down the elusive fish mafia plundering the watersDuring the day Denny Covezzi works in a fishing equipment shop and Andrea Mocchi at at a factory. But at sunset they don heavy grey uniforms and set out on their small boat to patrol the river.They’re looking for anything suspicious: nets, traps, perhaps a van parked by the bank. They hear a rumble in the bushes, and Covezzi moves the boat closer to check: nothing. “It must have been an animal,” he says. Later, they notice something in the river – small homemade traps made of wire and plastic bottles. They haul the traps into the boat and break them apart. Continue reading...
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