Norwegian Coast Guard arrests two Spanish trawlers




 
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November 20th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Norwegian Coast Guard arrests two Spanish trawlers


During the weekend the Norwegain Coast Guard have arrested two Spanish trawlers for illegal fishing in the protected zone off Svalbard.

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The Spanish trawler "Monte Meixueiro" was Saturday evening arrested by the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel "Nordkapp" for alleged illegal fishing in the protected zone off Svalbard.

The captain of the Spanish trawler refused orders to follow the "Nordkapp" to Tromsoe, and is now under tow.
- The arrest was made after the Norwegian fisheries inspectors had found large amounts of illegally caught Greeland halibut hidden abord the vessel. It was also observed that the trawler pumped fish overboard, says Commander Steve Olsen of Coast Region North.
http://www.norwaypost.no/cgi-bin/nor...maker?id=18805

A second Spanish trawler «Garoya Segundo» has been arrested today with over 100 tonnes of a fish type that is protected (Blåkveite - Greeland halibut )
November 21st, 2005  
sunb!
 
 
The TV pictures were quite disturbing, a lot of fish pumped directly into the sea with no regrets by the Spanish crews.