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Spanish vessel allegedly illegally fishing in Argentine waters must pay 1.1 million Euros

Monday, July 15th 2013 - 12:39 UTC
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The Argentine government confirmed a fine of 5.3 million Pesos (approx 800.000 Euros) and another 300.000 Euros to liberate the forfeited catch on board, mostly squid, of the Spanish flagged vessel ‘Piscator’ caught last 2 July allegedly illegally operating in Argentine waters and which remains retained in Puerto Madryn. Read full article

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  • Pete Bog

    Next stop Gibraltar.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    The way to go about this is to give the argies a cheque. Sail. Then stop the cheque. Alternatively, consult the insurers. Then open the seacocks and abandon the vessel.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Beer in the fridge , pop corn by my side .
    Looking forward to this one .

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Except... We would prefer fine paid in $ please .... Que?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    Can the Spanish not make the Piscator its flagship and sail away? Its a more formidable looking vessel than that labrador puppy thing Argentina has.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We want to see the mighty CFK force spain to pay,

    go on, you know you want to,lol

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    From reading the article, it sounds like the Spanish have immediately capitulated (a very Spanish trait) and wish to pay the fine and get back fishing as soon as possible. As much as I would love this to be drawn out latin drama, I fear it will be all over very soon.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    What's 600m between friends?
    Dear me.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Wow! 800.000Euros, that's nearly 700.000 Squid!

    Whoops, I meant, quid.

    (-:@

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    1333.33 Euros per meter. Ouch.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CJvR

    Well just buy pesos on the black market instead and cut the fine in half...

    Jul 20th, 2013 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    '... according to the Argentine Coast Guard at the moment of arrest the vessel apparently was in the EEZ, more precisely at the mile 1999.75 or approximately 600 metres inside Argentine waters.'

    OK, but where was it *fishing*?
    It seems to me it was fishing up the edge of the Argentinian EEZ.
    Interdicted on what heading? Out or in?

    But what on earth is the meaning of '..the mile 1999.75'?
    I guess it was just less than 2,000 miles from somewhere .. the Argentinian coast?
    If so, just how big is their EEZ ???!!

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    As have said before- not the first time- and unless the Spanish stop being stupid and greedy - it will not be the last! Keep your fishing and your ship a minimum of 20-25 miles outside any Arg version of their limits - and keep yout Satellite Transponder ON all day and all night all time!

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    But what on earth is the meaning of '..the mile 1999.75'?

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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