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The Government has revealed that it secretly hired the South African tug boat, the John Ross, to aid the Southern Supporter in its marathon pursuit of the Uruguayan boat suspected of poaching Patagonian toothfish from Australian waters, the Viarsa.
After three weeks of hot pursuit the Uruguayan long-liner Viarsa 1 has finally been detained by Australian and South African Fisheries officials.
Chile finished this Monday the destruction of 59,192 antipersonnel mines that were stored in the north of the country, --close to the Bolivian border--, in compliance with the country's commitments to the Ottawa Convention.
Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches to the north of parallel 41Ãâ€šÃ‚Â° totalled 62,400 tonnes and catches to the south totalled 129,000 tonnes, by 19 August. This makes a total of 191,400 tonnes - 65 per cent of this year's 300,000 tonne total allowable catch (TAC) set by the Federal Fisheries Council - leaving 108,600 tonnes to catch in both regions.
A high sea drama is playing out at the moment as armed fisheries inspectors prepare to board the suspected toothfish poacher Viarsa 1 that has been eluding capture for the last three weeks.
Uruguay confirmed this Tuesday it had ordered the long liner Viarsa 1 that is under hot pursuit from Australian authorities for allegedlly illegal fishing, to return to Uruguay and are expecting her back in a few days time.
For the first time ever an Argentine destroyer will be participating in exercises in the North Atlantic with the United States Navy.
Authorities in Uruguay have rejected an Australian request for a renegade fishing boat to proceed to the nearest port for inspection.
The Uruguayan flagged long-liner Viarsa 1 under hot pursuit from Australia during the last fifteen days for allegedly poaching tooth-fish is heading to Montevideo where the crew and the company will voluntarily submit themselves to Uruguayan authorities and eventually face charges.
Honey alert in Chile; Foreigners prefer Torres del Paine; Bait for tooth-fish.