Thursday, June 28, 2012

PRAIA DE SANTA CRUZ detido na Noruega

O arrastão português PRAIA DE SANTA CRUZ foi detido pelas autoridades norueguesas no passado dia 23 de Junho quando pescava no Ártico a leste de Svalbard. Os noruegueses suspeitaram dos registos de pesca apresentados pelo navio e determinaram a  sua condução para Tromso, para investigação. É a terceira vez que o nosso PRAIA DE SANTA CRUZ cai nas malhas da guarda costeira norueguesa, conforme refere a notícia que transcrevemos abaixo, publicada pelo jornal local Barents Observer. Com o peixe a ser cada vez mais um bem escasso, os países marítimos com meios de implementar jurisdição efectiva nas suas águas impõem os seus critérios à força. Cá em Portugal com as restrições de meios navais e outros, neste momento as nossas águas da ZEE devem ser particularmente atractivas para pescadorespiratas e outras maldades...
Eis a notícia sobre o nosso PRAIA vermelho:
"Portuguese trawler “Praia De Santa Cruz” again seized by the Norwegian Coast Guard suspected of under-reporting catch in the waters east of Svalbard. Is the trawler's intention to challenge Norway’s jurisdiction in the fishery protection zone around Svalbard?
The Coast Guard vessel “KV Sortland” seizure of the trawler last Saturday took place after inspectors
suspect under-reporting of more than 50.000 kilos of fish, mainly cod, but also haddock and catfish.
“Praia De Santa Cruz” was brought in to port in Tromsø where the police started its investigation
Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard patrolling the area east of Norway’s fishery protection zone around Svalbard had good reasons to suspicious when they boarded the Portuguese trawler in a regular inspection. “Praia De Santa Cruz” has two times earlier been arrested for underreporting fish catch in Arctic waters.
Last time was in 2010, also then for under-reporting of catch. A year before, in August 2009 the Coast Guard’s seizure of the trawler caused diplomatic meetings between Norwegian and Portuguese authorities. The trawler’s owners then got a fine of NOK 500.000 (€66.550) and the captain got a fine of NOK 100.000 (€13.310). Lisbon disputed Norway’s right to seizure “Praia De Santa Cruz” and in particular Norway’s jurisdiction in the fishery protection zone around Svalbard. When “Praia De Santa Cruz” now for the third time is brought in to port in Tromsø under suspicion of under-reporting catch from the waters around Svalbard, it could easily cause more diplomatic challenges between Oslo and Lisbon. Source : BarentsObserver"
Ver aqui uma bela reportagem do blogue RODA DO LEME sobre a saída do cais dos bacalhoeiros (Gafanha da Nazaré -Aveiro) do PRAIA DE SANTA CRUZ a 23 de Maio último, para a actual viagem.
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