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Monday, March 17, 2008

French driftnetters will not fish in 2008

The European Court of Justice refuses to grant this fleet a temporary exemption to permit the use of driftnets. Oceana has reported the French fleet on numerous occasions for using this illegal fishing gear in the Mediterranean, which operated with suppo

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The end of pirate fishing vessel Viarsa 1

The vessel was associated with Vidal Armadores S.A., a company that has been denounced on several occasions by Oceana for its involvement in illegal (IUU) fishing of Patagonian toothfish.