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How the illegal bluefin tuna market made over €12 million a year selling fish in Spain
Europol coordinated the international Operation Tarantelo, conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil with support of French, Italian, Maltese and Portuguese authorities, in which 79 individuals were arrested.
More than 80,000kg of illicit bluefin tuna were seized and it is estimated the network trafficked a volume of over 2.5 million kg a year.
Several poisoning cases were detected due to the unsanitary conditions in which the fish were stored.
Read in full at www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/how-illegal-bluefin-tuna-market-made-over-eur-12-million-year...
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18 hours ago ·
USA: Removing dams could give whales more salmon
Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.
Some argue the best way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia River, to help migrating fish.
But federal agencies and others have pushed back, saying the dams provide benefits to the region in low-cost hydropower, navigation and recreation ...
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24 hours ago ·
Tropical deforestation now emits more CO2 than the EU
According to a new analysis, tropical forest loss currently accounts for eight per cent of the world’s annual carbon dioxide emissions.
If tropical deforestation were a country, it would be the third-biggest emitter globally – ranking just below the U.S. and significantly higher than the EU.
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2 days ago ·