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    POACHING AT SEA...AND THE PENALTY - IF CAUGHT - AS HERE AT THORSHAVN IN THE?

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    POACHING AT SEA...AND THE PENALTY - IF CAUGHT - AS HERE AT THORSHAVN IN THE FAROE ISLANDS FOR TWO ABERDEEN TRAWLERS - A HEAVY FINE AND THE CONFISCATION OF CATCH AND GEAR.

    A DANISH FISHING INSPECTION SHIP WATCHING OVER TERRITORIAL WATERS SPOTTED THE TRAWLERS INSIDE THE LIMITS OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE FAROES THIS MONTH...AND AS IS THE INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM, FIRED WARNING SHOTS OVER THEIR BOWS AND ESCORTED THEM TO PORT.

    IN COURT, THE TWO SKIPPERS ON NOV 20 PLEADED NOT GUILTY, THEIR DEFENCE MAINTAINING THEIR NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT HAD FAILED.BUT THE COURT FOUND THE CHARGE OF FISHING INSIDE THE FAROESE 12- MILE LIMIT PROVED AND ORDERED THE CATCH AND FISHING GEAR TO BE CONFISCATED.THE FINE: 25,000 KRONER (ABOUT 1,250 STERLING), THOUGH THE PROSECUTION HAD DEMANDED 40,000 KRONER (ABOUT GBP2,000).

    (ON TUESDAY, THE FISHING LIMIT PROBLEM COMES UP AGAIN, AT A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE IN LONDON.ATTENDING IT WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF THE "SEVEN" (EFTA), THE "SIX" (EEC), ICELAND, THE IRISH REPUBLIC AND SPAIN.)
    TODAY (THURSDAY) THE BRITISH TRAWLER FEDERATION SAID BRITAIN OUGHT TO EXTEND HER FISHING LIMIT AS OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING.AND IT SAID THAT IF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT CAN'T BE REACHED ON CONSERVATION, THE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW WILL BE DEPRIVED OF ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE FOOD RESOURCES LEFT TO THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD69KWKTHI7GV0ZME51DUVI72C
    Media URN:
    VLVAD69KWKTHI7GV0ZME51DUVI72C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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