(NORTH PACIFIC) USCG REPORT: U.S. Coast Guard, partner agencies uncover 450 shark fins and 32 potential violations during international fisheries boardings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission regulates the process of shark finning through Conservation and Management Measures. These measures require fully utilizing retained catches of sharks and limits on amounts of fins onboard in relation to those sharks…….

#AceDailyNews reports U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team member holds a shark fin while aboard a foreign vessel, Sept. 23, 2021….after they uncover 32-violations …

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U.S. Coast Guard, partner agencies uncover 450 shark fins and 32 potential violations during international fisheries boardings in North Pacific

A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team climbs aboard a foreign vessel in the North Pacific, Sept. 24, 2021. The Bertholf crew was patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard, the Coast Guard’s component of a multilateral fisheries law enforcement operation designed to detect and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity. – U.S. Coast Guard photo

Crews aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prepare to board a fishing vessel in the North Pacific on Sep. 21, 2021. The Bertholf crew was patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard, the Coast Guard’s component of a multilateral fisheries law enforcement operation designed to detect and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity. – U.S. Coast Guard photo

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team members prepare to board a vessel in the North Pacific, Sept. 23, 2021. An integrated boarding team composed of inspectors from Canada, the Republic of Korea and the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf are conducting high seas boardings and inspections in the North Pacific Ocean as part of Operation North Pacific Guard 2021. – U.S. Coast Guard photo


JUNEAU, Alaska – An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC). This team was developed to support international cooperation for the United States Coast Guard’s annual Northern Pacific Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing patrol, Operation North Pacific Guard.

Operation North Pacific Guard is an annual multi-mission effort between the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, five Pacific Rim countries and three regional fisheries management organizations to include the WCPFC, NPFC, and the North Pacific Anadromous Fishing Commission. Each nation provides surface and air patrols and shares intelligence that guides patrol assets to detect and intercept the most likely illicit fishing activity.

This team of international inspectors includes fisheries enforcement officers from Canada, the Republic of Korea, and the United States Coast Guard. Each of these countries are members of both the WCPFC and NPFC.

Operation North Pacific Guard is a coordinated effort with cooperating Pacific Rim nations working to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Since the beginning of September, this team of partners, operating aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, boarded 15 fishing vessels registered to fish within the WCPFC and NPFC convention areas.

Among those 15 vessels, boarding teams identified 32 potential violations of WCPFC and NPFC conservation and management measures, including the use of prohibited gear, failure to maintain records of catch, and improper vessel markings. Sixteen of these violations are considered serious violations under the provisions of WCPFC and NPFC. Three vessels with a combined total of 450 shark fins onboard were among a fleet of vessels operating together. Other vessels within this fleet refused to allow the boarding team aboard, which also constitutes a serious violation under WCPFC and NPFC.  

All violations uncovered during Operation North Pacific Guard become the responsibility of the vessels’ respective flag states to investigate and hold crews accountable, as appropriate.

“These boardings are in support of a multinational coordinated effort to stop illegal fishing in international waters,” said Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, commander, U.S. Coast Guard 17th District. “Failing to comply with authorized boardings unnecessarily escalates the situation at sea. I look forward to seeing how the responsible flag states uphold the agreed upon governance structure and hold their vessels accountable for these serious violations.”

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a leading global maritime security threat, and as such requires a coordinated global maritime response to confront predatory and irresponsible actions in international fisheries.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.06: 2021:

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(PARIS, France.) Pacific Nuclear Test Report: France’s junior defence minister Genevieve Darrieussecq has denied her country engaged in a “state cover-up” to conceal the extent of the impact of nuclear tests conducted by the country in the Pacific between 1966 and 1996 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.04: Speaking following the conclusion of a two-day roundtable meeting, Darrieussecq declared that “there was no state cover-up,” rejecting allegations France sought to conceal the extent of the fallout from the nuclear tests, and ruling out any official apology.

#AceDailyNews says RT News has reported that ‘ No state cover-up’: French government refuses to apologize over Pacific nuclear test radiation levels and in 1998 IAEA REPORT: The Radiological Situation at the Atolls of Mururoa And Fangataufa discuss the effects of nuclear tests at the South Pacific Atolls An International Conference on the Radiological Situation at the Atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa will take place at the Vienna International Centre from 30 June to 3 July 1998. Convened by the IAEA, the Conference will scrutinize the results of a recent Study on the radiological conditions at the atolls.

2 Jul, 2021 13:27 

‘No state cover-up’: French government refuses to apologize over Pacific nuclear test radiation levels

The event had been arranged by France’s President Emmanuel Macron to confront the legacy of the 193 nuclear tests at Moruroa and Fangataufa atolls in the Pacific Ocean, between 1966 and 1996. The sites remain inaccessible to this day and only 63 civilians have received compensation for being exposed to radiation from the tests.

Earlier this year, after examining thousands of declassified documents about the nuclear tests, an investigation by media outlet Disclose claimed that “French authorities have concealed the true impact of nuclear testing.”

Macron personally attended the meeting on Thursday but he did not issue a public statement about the event or the allegations around France’s actions:

Edouard Fritch, the president of French Polynesia, expressed disappointment at the reluctance of Paris officials to make amends for the nuclear tests or to acknowledge the full scale of the impact. “We felt that the president of the republic had a real desire to turn this painful page for all of us, with the resources that will need to be put in place in the future, so that Polynesians can rebuild the faith that we have always had in France,” Fritch said, after the two-day event.

Previously, France has accepted that the tests did have some “impact,”with then-president Francois Hollande recognizing the effect it had on the health of residents and the regional environment. However, he defended the decision to conduct the tests, claiming “France would not have nuclear weapons and therefore would not have a nuclear deterrent” without them.

The atolls, narrow rims of coral reef jutting a few metres above the ocean, located in French Polynesia in the middle of the South Pacific, were the site of nearly 200 nuclear tests carried out by France from 1966 until January 1996, when all French nuclear testing ceased. The Government of France requested the IAEA to undertake the Study in 1995. The IAEA in turn set up an International Advisory Committee of eminent scientists from various countries to supervise the Study. Fifty five experts external to the IAEA and 18 scientific laboratories co-ordinated by the IAEA’s two laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, and Monaco, participated in the assessment. In total, 22 States and 3 international organizations were involved in the Study.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.04: 2021:

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#AceWorldNews EUROPEAN UNION May 06 The EU has…

#AceWorldNews – EUROPEAN UNION – May 06 – The EU has reportedly lifted visa requirements for 19 countries from the Pacific, Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America.

The EU Council adopted a regulation to exempt from visa requirements when travelling to the Schengen zone nationals from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Peru, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.

The decision prompted frustration in Turkey, which has been waiting for years to acquire the right to visa-free travel, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

#ANS2014

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` Earthquake in Chile Magnitude 8.2 Causes Deaths of 5 People and Creates Tsunami Wave that could Reach to Japan '

#AceWorldNews – BUENOS-AIRES – April 02 – At least five people died, other three were seriously injured in a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chile on Wednesday, Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.

In his words, four men and one woman died in the quake. They died of heart attack under collapsed parts of buildings. The interior minister also noted that authorities had partially lifted a tsunami warning in the southern part of the Pacific coast according to Tass.

The earthquake nested at a depth of ten kilometres, the US Geological Survey said earlier. The epicentre was located 86 kilometres north-west off the Chilean port city of Iquique.

Thousands of local residents were evacuated over a tsunami threat that will remain in place for several more hours.

The earthquake damaged several buildings and roads and disrupted power supply. Looting cases were reported in several settlements.

Meanwhile, 300 prisoners escaped from a women’s prison in the city of Iquique.

In February 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile and triggered a tsunami that claimed 524 human lives.

TOKYO – April 02 – Tass – The Tsunami wave from a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile can reach Japan. Japan Meteorological Agency reported that waves may reach the height from 20 centimetres to 1 meter.

Japanese meteorologists urged the residents of the endangered area to take precautionary measures, in particular not to approach the coastline if there is no immediate necessity.

As a result of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile 5 people died and 3 others were seriously injured. The earthquake damaged several buildings and roads and disrupted power supply.

#ANS2014

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` Earthquake magnitude 7.0 has hit Pacific Coast of Chile ‘

#AceWorldNews A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit the Pacific coast of Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake was located 70 km north-west of Iquique in northern Chile, at a depth of 32 km, the USGS said.

No injuries or damage have been reported so far.

#ANS2014

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#Vanuatu : ” Earthquake Measuring 6.7 Strikes Pacific Island Nation” No Casualties or Damage thank God”

AceWorldNews says an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, Reuters reported, citing the US Geological Survey (USGS). The depth of the earthquake was 101km.

No casualties or damage were reported, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was too deep to generate a tsunami.

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