Albacora Uno — Fish Subsidy payments

Year Scheme Amount
1995   €3,773,140.65
Total: €3,773,140.65

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1 year, 7 months ago

A further case of illegal fishing by this vessel, this time illegally poaching sharks.

Three Finners Fined by MIMRA by Isaac Marty

Three fishing vessels were caught with shark skins, fins, and carcasses on board by the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) last month. Taiwan-flagged Eastern Star and Spanish-flagged Albacora Uno were fined US$55,000 each by MIMRA. Both vessels are represented locally by Uliga Shipping Agency, Majuro. The confiscated materials included two bags full of dried shark skins and fins for Eastern Star and 18 shark carcasses for Albacora Uno. Published in the Marshall Islands Journal on July 6, 2012.


4 years, 7 months ago

Major involvement in IUU. June 2010

SPANISH flagged fishing vessel faces a fine of over $7-million for dozens of offences of fishing in United States waters without an official permit.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - which regulates US fishing - says the penalty would be the highest every assessed by that organisation.

The NOAA issued the Notice of Violation and Assessment, known as a NOVA, a few days ago to Spanish company Albacora S.A., owner of the Albacora Uno.. It charges the purse seine vessel with fishing inside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western and central Pacific Ocean over two years.

The case resulted from an investigation by agents with the NOAA's Law Enforcement Office who boarded the vessel when it docked in the U.S. port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, in March 2010, and found records documenting the Albacora Uno’s activities in U.S. waters.

The Magnus-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act prohibits foreign-flagged vessels from catching, taking or harvesting fish, or supporting those actions, in U.S. waters without a U.S. permit, which the Albacora Uno did not have.

The NOVA charges that the Albacora Uno deployed 67 fish aggregating devices inside the 200-mile EEZ around Howland/Baker Islands and Jarvis Island between November 2007 and October 2009.

A fish aggregating device attracts fish by giving fish shelter or shade at the water’s surface or underwater. Since these devices are so successful, vessels now attach buoys with Global Positioning Systems units to them so that they can leave them adrift longer, amassing fish, and then relocate. Vessels set their nets on or near the devices to capture the fish they attract.

Albacora S.A. has 30 days from the receipt of the NOVA to respond by paying the penalty, seeking to have the assessment modified, or requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge to deny or contest all or any part of the charges and the penalties assessed.

Any penalty collected will go into the Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund, which is used primarily for marine conservation plans in the Pacific by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.

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