SS Fishing has been fined NZD 1,500 for breaches of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Act. The company is a joint venture formed by Sanford, Sealord and Amatal to fish for Antarctic toothfish. The company was fined NZD 750 on two charges of not complying with the research provisions of the act.
The Falkland Islands Trust (UKFIT) says its activities to benefit the Islands have been reinvigorated by Princess Alexandra's first visit last year as Patron, which made the Trust's twentieth year rather special. The Trust's annual report for 2000, just published, says the visit has renewed interest in its consultancy and sponsorship activities.
The Chilean human rights groups ongoing battle to take former president Augusto Pinochet to court and have him sentenced seems endless, reminding ordinary Chileans how powerful the military still are even ten years after the return to a democratic system.