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Pew Hails U.S. Court Order of $29 Million Restitution to South Africa in Illegal Fishing Scheme


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JL
- 475 days ago - pewenvironment.org
A U.S. court ordered three men to pay $29 million in restitution to the South African government for illegal fishing in that country's waters for almost 15 years.



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Allan Yorkowita (445)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:16 pm
Ya can't ask for better than this!
 

Julie E. (361)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:18 pm
Wow! Thanks JL
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:14 pm

Well this is good news. Now if we could just cooperate on a sizable reduction in commercial fishing over all.

"The decision by the court is a landmark that puts illegal fishers on notice that international cooperation to end illegal fishing is effective and will cost them enormous sums." -
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:40 pm
You are welcome Julie.
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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:14 pm
Now if we could just apply these same punishments to poachers everywhere, maybe we could see a reduction in poaching and the illegal trade of endangered animal parts. Thanks JL.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:17 pm
You are welcome Tamara. You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:40 pm
Sounds good to me!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:49 pm
Noted
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:09 pm
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Natasha Salgado (537)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 1:50 am
Just beautiful news! Thx JL
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:56 am
THE WAT TO GO... HIT THEM IN THEIR POCKETS.
 

John B. (175)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:47 am
Thanks JL for posting the link to the article. Great news! Kudos to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for rendering this landmark decision. Read and noted
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:37 am
You are welcome Natasha and John.
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Sherri G. (114)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:46 pm
Good for you PEW. Thank you for posting JL Noted. Now if we can outlaw fishing nets that are killing dolphins, whales, and more.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 7:31 pm
You are welcome Sherri.
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Helen Porter (40)
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:33 am
Good decision
 

JL A. (275)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:12 am
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