Four South American countries joined forces this week in a bid to combat illegal fishing by huge Chinese fleets off their coasts. Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru threatened measures “to prevent, discourage and jointly confront” illegal fishing near their exclusive economic zones in the Pacific.
Qantas Airways was named the safest airline in the world on a Top 20 list published by AirlineRatings.com, followed by Air New Zealand and Taiwan's Eva Airways. Singapore Airlines was sixth, Cathay Pacific Airways ninth and Virgin Australia Holdings 10th.
As an international NGO associated with the UN ECOSOC, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) works to connect states and citizens for peaceful development in Asia and the Pacific. Based on South Korea, where the recent scent of peace sprang out, the NGO focuses on 3 unique approaches to peacebuilding.
Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. The adult female tortoise was found on the island of Fernandina in the west of the Pacific archipelago and is believed to be a Fernandina Giant Tortoise, also known as Chelonoidis phantasticus, a species last sighted in 1906.
A buyover deal of Chilean salmon producer and exporter Australis by Chinese company Joyvio, subsidiary of Legend Holdings and parent of Lenovo, is close to being finalized, it was announced Tuesday.