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November 9, 2009 | Reuters
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested about 100 armed men blamed for killing dozens of policemen in an attack in the country's isolated north last month, the government said Sunday. Villagers had killed 47 policemen sent to quell clashes over fishing rights between two villages in Equateur province, according to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo. The government disputed the death toll given by the United Nations but vowed last week to stem what it called the start of a new uprising.
January 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Leaders of Wisconsin's smallest Chippewa band have recommended that members approve the state's offer of $10 million in exchange for limiting tribal hunting and fishing rights. The Chippewas' exercise of treaty rights has been a source of controversy. Sport fishermen and other outdoorsmen argue that it is unfair for Indians to be allowed to use hunting and fishing methods that others may not, or to fish and hunt out of season.
May 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
Foreign ministers from the European Community and neighboring countries were set to meet today to try to break deadlocked negotiations on creating a vast consumer market of 380 million Europeans. The ministers will be under enormous pressure to keep the talks, which opened last June, from collapsing and dashing hopes for a European Economic Area in 1993.
Luke Sampson, an Inupiat Eskimo from the arctic coastal village of Kotzebue, would have preferred to be home this week, hunting beluga whales from an open boat in the Chukchi Sea. Instead, he has been spending his days 1,000 miles away in the state Capitol, sitting through legislative hearings and patroling statehouse hallways. "They need to know how important our way of life is," said Sampson, a part-time local government bureaucrat.
June 29, 1987 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
The power that rules the Pacific . . . is the power that rules the world. --Sen. Albert J. Beveridge, 1900 After a long period as the exclusive domain of Western powers, the South Pacific has caught the interest of the Soviet Union and is being drawn into the East-West rivalry. The Soviets thus far have limited themselves to making diplomatic and commercial contacts, apparently in an attempt to make themselves acceptable on the small, remote and vulnerable island nations of the Pacific.
December 1, 2009 | By Alana Semuels
Just yards from the murky waters of Noyo Harbor, the boats sit tilted sideways on scraggly grass, their hulls rusted, their white paint peeling. Bruce Abernathy has collected them for years on the cheap, hoping to make a killing selling the fishing rights that go with them when the salmon return and Noyo Harbor regains its rightful berth as one of the biggest salmon fishing ports in California. Instead, his dilapidated fleet has only grown bigger, as frustrated fishermen walk away from their boats.
July 14, 1990 | From Associated Press
Twelve North Korean-flagged, Japanese-owned fishing vessels and their crewmen on Friday left the Soviet port of Nakhodka, where they had been held for two months for poaching Soviet salmon, the Foreign Ministry said. The boats were heading for North Korea's port of Hungnam. In Moscow, the Soviet news agency Tass said the ships' captains estimated their vessels were carrying 500 tons of fish, worth about $8 million.
October 26, 1989
A crowd erupted in chants and shouts of jubilation in Lac du Flambeau after members of the Chippewa tribe rejected a $35.6-million pact with the state to curtail the Indians' off-reservation hunting and fishing. The pact would have paid the tribe for not fishing for 10 years. Treaty rights, which courts have ruled allow Indians to spearfish off their reservations, have caused controversy and sparked some violence.
May 9, 1990
A proposed emergency ban on commercial fishing for white croaker caught off the Palos Verdes Peninsula has been rejected as too broad by the state Office of Administrative Law. John Smith, chief counsel for the agency, said the ban could still be imposed if it is drafted to conform more closely to the state statute that authorizes such steps.
July 8, 1994 | From Reuters
Increasingly at odds over everything from wheat to wood, U.S. and Canadian trade officials tried but failed Thursday to defuse their fish war. Negotiators sat down at the table for three hours and emerged with little to say except that new talks will follow. "It was a useful and productive dialogue," a Commerce Department spokesman said. "Another meeting is scheduled."
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