Oceana warns that this fishery urgently needs consistent and effective management measures, due to the damage it causes to sharks and other deep-sea species.
The environmental organisation states that Spain is contributing to the disappearance of sharks due to the importance of this country’s fleet in fisheries all over the world.
The annual meeting brought agreement to examine the status of Atlantic sharks, but no measures to protect these vulnerable species from overfishing.
This week the United Nations General Assembly is discussing a moratorium on deep-sea bottom trawling, a measure which numerous scientists from all over the world believe is essential to preserve the sustainability and biodiversity of the oceans.
Many species of deep-sea fish have a very long life span and very low levels of reproductive activity, making them especially vulnerable to commercial exploitation.
Vidal, who has collaborated with U.S. authorities by providing information to process others engaged in pirate fishing activities, has been sentenced to four years probation and ordered to pay a $400,000 fine.
La organización internacional de conservación marina ha presentado en ACCOBAMS dos informes con listados, fotografías y fechas donde se documentan 71 rederos ilegales italianos y 37 franceses en plena actividad o preparándose para salir a faenar.