Antongil Bay is the largest bay in Madagascar and is among the most productive in the Indian Ocean, serving as a mating and nursery ground for many marine species. In the early 2000s, the beach seine was introduced in the Bay and in recent years its use has increased. Beach seines are very fine mesh nets that are deployed in shallow waters, where they catch everything in their path, including young and juvenile fish and shrimp. As a result, they have been shown to cause severe depletion and crashes of fish populations in areas where they are used. Faced with this destruction, beach seining has been the subject of multi-directional control since 2005 (exchange of nets, awareness, ban on its use). Since November 2011, Analanjirofo Regional Author- ity, issued a new decree on the regional ban on the sale, manufacture and possession of seine nets in all six districts of its territory. A regional workshop to address its mode of implementation was organized in February 2012 by WCS and the local association PCDDBA (see next article) under the aegis of the Analanjirofo region with the participation of the Min- istry of Justice, responsible for fisheries, law en- forcement and local authorities, in the districts of Maroantsetra and Mananara. A new decree set up an ad hoc committee in April 2012, which will be re- sponsible for undertaking seizures of beach seines in the district of Mananara. Another committee is ex- pected to be set up in Maroantsetra soon. Radio broadcasting programs and two mass communica- tion sessions on the new regional order, were con- ducted in the cities of Maroantsetra and Mananara, where representatives of fishermen and local authorities concerned with the problem of beach seining were invited.