French fishermen’s associations claim that heavy fishing by British scallopers in the Baie de Seine is threatening to wreck thirty years of management.
The crew of an Omani-flagged fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean on 26th March 2012 have finally been released.
An Icelandic trawler was fined for an apparently minor infringement a week ago in the Barents Sea, after having found itself on the wrong side of the Russian Navy while military manoeuvres on a grand scale take place in the Barents Sea. Therney’s skipper was fined a nominal $500 and allowed to proceed. Now Norwegian fishermen are also finding themselves barred from fishing grounds.
According Taiwan Fisheries Agency, the The Council of Agriculture (COA) has responded to the concerns of fishermen following the ruling made on the 12th of July by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on the South China Sea arbitration that had been requested by the Philippines in 2013.
A Russian trawler was this week detained by Norwegian Coastguards inside the Svalbard zone and fines of NoK230,000 have been imposed for discarding fish.
Norwegian company Havfisk AS has won an appeal submitted to the Hålogaland Lagmannsrett court by Hermes AS regarding an agreement to sell a vessel and quotas.
Members of Iceland’s Seamen’s Union have voted against terms offered in talks with the owners’ federation and strike action is a possibility.
South Korea’s strategy of placing steel constructions to act as artificial reefs in the Northern Limit Line zone between North and South Korean waters has been criticised by North Korea government in a statement by its government-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
The scandal around three companies in Mozambique that were able to accrue massive debts is being in investigated by the country’s Attorney-General’s office.
A potentially explosive situation appears to have been defused in Korea, with South Korean authorities having seized Chinese trawlers that had been fishing in a grey zone off the Han river estuary, reports Yonhap.