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Huge fine imposed on seafood processor for contaminating Alaskan waters

UNITED STATES | Thursday, March 23, 2017
East West Seafoods LLC was sentenced in federal court to pay a total of USD 50,000 in fines for intentionally discharging oily bilge water and raw sewage into the ocean off the coast of Alaska, and then presenting false records to the US Coast Guard.

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Galicia creates working group to keep updated on 'Brexit'
Spain | 00:30 | The plenary of the Galician Fishing Council agreed to create a working group to "keep updated on all the news" being revealed in relation to "Brexit". Full Story
EU advocates for stopping unregulated fisheries in Arctic
European Union | 00:10 | The European Union participated in the fourth round of international negotiations in Reykjavik, Iceland, intended to bind measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas. Full Story
A step taken towards world's more sustainable squid industry
United States | 23:00 | Two squid Supply Chain Roundtables have merged in order to encompass more than 20 squid fisheries worldwide and pave the way toward a more sustainable global squid industry, as it was announced by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. Full Story
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