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.
Conservationists appeal to Zapatero to make Spain a leader in the restoration of marine ecosystems, due to the influence of the Spanish fishing fleet in Europe and the world’s oceans.
The Japanese ambassador in Iceland has stated that the Japanese already have enough whale meat, and they will not be buying any from Iceland.
Oceana pide que el Gobierno español reaccione frente a los datos científicos y reduzca los niveles de captura y cercenamiento de aletas de tiburones.