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Montevideo, September 20th 2018 - 07:32 UTC

Tag: fishing

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Cocaine in wool bales exported to Europe, discovered in the port of Montevideo

    The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride in 368 “bricks”

    Uruguayan navy, coast guard and customs have uncovered a major operation to smuggle cocaine “bricks” hidden in wool bales, in a container, from the port of Montevideo to Antwerp, Belgium. The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride and is considered one of the largest recent successes in the fight against the narcotics gangs.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    New technology and initiatives to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    Much of the world’s fish stocks are overfished or fully exploited, the UN has said, as fish consumption rose above 20 kilograms per person in 2016 for the first time.

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfishing deplete fish stocks and cause billions of dollars in losses a year, experts say. But new technologies offer opportunities to combat IUU, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation, said the London-based think-tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The report was published by Reuters.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Commercial fishing by-catch exposure controversy in New Zealand

    The fisheries don't deny there is by-catch and endangered animals do fall victim, but what should happen to the footage from these cameras has generated a debate

    New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ending up in commercial fishing nets along with the intended catch.

  • Thursday, May 6th 2010 - 00:20 UTC

    Greenpeace Condemns Spain's Fishing “Armada” for Plundering World Oceans

    Vigo port. (Pictura AFP)

    Spain's fishing fleet, Europe's largest, is using massive European Union (EU) subsidies to “plunder” the oceans of the world, environmental group Greenpeace charged this week.

  • Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 04:15 UTC

    Seafood Prices May Rocket Due to Louisiana Oil Slick; Ten Day Fishing Ban In

    Louisiana’s sea food industry supplies one third of US oyster production

    United States officials have announced a ban on fishing for at least ten days in waters off Louisiana spanning to parts of the Florida panhandle as the oil slick from a leak spreads across the Gulf of Mexico. Rough weather conditions are complicating crews’ efforts to contain the oil slick.