Stories for April 2007
Norway will be issuing permits for krill trawling in the Antarctica to four vessels by end of May. One of the vessels that has presented an application, the Saga Sea, is operated by Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and is already fishing with a temporary permit. It is expected that this vessel will receive a new and more permanent authorisation, but with regards to 10 other applications submitted it is not as certain which will receive the permits. It is even more uncertain whether there are any vessels available for chartering, or for satisfying the need for cold storage and processing facilities.
Delegates at a major climate meeting debated Monday how to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions that could threaten hundreds of millions with hunger and disease in the coming decades.
An indefinite national strike by mine workers in Peru has spread to half the industry threatening to disrupt global supplies of metals such as copper, zinc and gold after weekend talks with the government failed of which Peru is a leading global exporter.
The Inter-American Development Bank unveiled DataGob, an innovative portal that offers access to some 400 governance indicators, covering topics as varied as support for democracy, the cost of starting a business, wastefulness in government spending and police corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions of the world.
Gibraltar Government agrees with Rafael Estrella, one of the architect's of the current Spanish government dialogue policy and now Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, that the Trilateral Forum of Dialogue model could be usefully applied to the Falklands, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
Transparency International praised the Washington based Inter-American Development Bank's (IADB) publication of its list of sanctioned firms and individuals. Publication of this information is an effective deterrent to fraud and corruption in development assistance and in the countries receiving that assistance argues TI.
Desire Petroleum PLC swung to full-year pretax loss due to the strengthening of the pound against the dollar reported the company.
Argentina officially thanked this Monday Great Britain's cooperation offer in support of Argentine Antarctic activities.
The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros, rejected comments from several sectors including environmentalists, regarding alleged responsibilities of the industry in the missing persons as a result of the earthquake in Aysen, Saturday April 21st.
Former US Ambassador in Argentina Harry Shlaudeman and declassified US national security documents of 25 years ago reveal desperate last minute efforts the night of April 30 to avoid the Falkland Islands conflict from becoming a full fledged war.