November 9, 2009 |
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 |
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.
March 16, 1995 |
Tensions between Canada and the 15-nation European Union over North Atlantic fishing rights eased somewhat Wednesday when Canadian authorities released the Spanish vessel seized in international waters last week and Spain stopped fishing in the disputed area. Canadian Fisheries and Oceans Minister Brian Tobin said owners of the fishing boat Estai had posted a $355,000 bond, and the trawler and her crew were free to leave St.
May 13, 1991 |
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.
June 29, 1990 |
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.
December 1, 2009 |
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.
June 29, 1987 |
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.
July 14, 1990 |
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.
January 17, 2008 |
Elevating tensions with its neighbor, the Peruvian government filed suit in international court against Chile on Wednesday, demanding a greater share of rich fishing waters in the Pacific Ocean. The act sparked outrage in Santiago, where officials vowed to defend the current maritime boundaries. Peru filed its petition at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, a body set up to resolve disputes between United Nations member states.
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.