The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is increasing its efforts against poaching as the 2023 crawfishing season gets underway.

Commanding Officer at the RBDF Coral Harbour Base Captain Glen McPhee said, “all of our vessels are on constant alert, on patrol being vigilant.  Whether its the planes in the air, surveillance, the vessels out there, they’re watching.  Our long range radar systems are monitoring. So we have all of the tools in place to detect, deter and to disrupt any poaching efforts in The Bahamas.