Reports of illegal sand mining at Maiden Island


Reports have surfaced of illegal sand mining ongoing just a few feet off the south eastern point of Maiden Island.

The area is said to be within the North East Marine Management Area.

The Fisheries Division and the Environment Division appear to have no knowledge of the sand mining operations.

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  1. From the photo, it definitely appears that sand is being mined. The reports that the channel was being dredged to deepen it to meet the for draft or dept of the concrete ship cannot be confirmed by this photo and the others that were shown. In the barge is nothing but clean, white sand. If the channel was being cleaned, then different equipment would have been used, the barge would not contain clean, white sand and the location would be completely different.
    A worthy explanation is needed here.

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