Libia prohibirá pesca de atún rojo en sus aguas
Ante su situación excepcional y para demostrar a otros países que mantiene su compromiso con la conservación de esa especie en peligro, fuentes diplomáticas informaron que Libia prohibirá la pesca de atún rojo.
EU Wants Ban on Tuna Fishing Off Libya
Published: March 31, 2011
BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union wants all fishing for bluefin tuna off Libya and by Libyan vessels elsewhere to be banned during the unrest in the country, to protect the endangered fish.
EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki said the current circumstances make it impossible to rigorously check the protective measures that have been put in place to keep the bluefin tuna from commercial extinction in the Mediterranean.
The bloc is asking the body that oversees tuna fishing in the Mediterranean to take action.
Once an abundant staple for coastal nations in the Mediterranean, the bluefin has come under increasing threat as fishermen seeking to satisfy the world’s increasing appetite for sushi have plundered the waters well beyond sustainable levels.
EU Wants Ban on Tuna Fishing Off Libya | WSLS 10 31 Mar 2011 … BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union wants all fishing for bluefin tuna off Libya and by Libyan vessels elsewhere to be banned during the unrest …
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11-9-2007 – El pesquero libio Al Dafnia descargando 96 toneladas de atún rojo en Valetta (Malta) tres meses después que la temporada de pesca se cerró para los buques palangreros. Greenpeace proporcionó las evidencias a la Unión Europea . www.greenpeace.org/…/
20-6-2007 – Los barcos italianos Ligny Primo, el Maria Antonietta y el Luca Maria pescando atún rojo 90 millas al norte de Libia. El barco de Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior fue testigo de la pesca con avioneta, práctica ilegal, del atún rojo en esta zona.
Europe backs ban on tuna fishing as bluefin comes under threat
14-9-2009 – “Sushi lovers may have to find another favourite fish dish after plans for a worldwide ban on bluefin tuna fishing were backed by the European Commission yesterday.
The bluefin is a highly prized delicacy, particularly in Japan, where one specimen can fetch £60,000, but spiralling demand has led to the near exhaustion of stocks, resulting in moves to place it on a list of the world’s most endangered species.
European ministers will make a decision on the issue this year, but are expected to back calls for the fish to be fully protected for two years to allow stocks to recover. A final decision on a ban will be made by ministers after a survey of stocks in November under a compromise agreement between the environment and fisheries departments of the European Commission.
“This decision marks an important step in the protection of Atlantic bluefin tuna,” said Stavros Dimas, the Environment Commissioner. “We must act on the best scientific evidence available to us — and scientists say that urgent action is needed to safeguard the future of one of the ocean’s most emblematic creatures.”
June 17th, 2010. – Sea Shepherd’s helicopter reconnaissance flight this morning found two fishing vessels, one was engaged in transferring Bluefin tuna into one of the two nets being towed by the other vessel. The Bluefin fishery vessels were inside waters claimed by Libya and about 42 miles off the coast of North Africa. thegreenvolunteers.blogspot.com/2010/06/opera…