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IUU fishing: Spain announces €11 million penalties against Galicia syndicate

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:17 UTC
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Spanish government last Friday announced penalties that could reach more than €11 million against Spanish nationals, including companies involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. An EU coalition of three international NGOs, including Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana and WWF described the fines as a historic moment in the battle against IUU fishing and are calling on other EU member states to follow suit with their own nationals. Read full article


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  • Skip

    See the law can work.

    Money speaks.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Surely not, a Hispanic country stealing fish? Can't be true can it? Looks like a picture of an Argie navy ship.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Given it's the Spanish, does anybody even think the money will be paid?

    'Bankruptcy' on the horizon followed by state hand-outs is far more likely.

    @ 2 golfcronie

    No, it can't be, although it has big holes in the side it's still afloat! :o)

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    This really is good news. These illegal ships should be sunk when caught.

    (By the way, it's not an Argentine doesn't have a white flag showing...)

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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