Panama joins seven other countries on the “blacklist”
The new Committee on Fisheries report, published by the European Commission (EC), addresses the failures of Panama and seven other countries that are considered uncooperative when it comes to illegal fishing.
To hit more closely, the EC directly says that Panama is not meeting its obligations in the fight against illegal fishing for ships sailing under its flag.
A visit by the EC to Panama in 2010 [...]
Princess Cruises has issued a statement by Alan Buckalew, President and CEO of the line, denying that the “Star Princess” failed to aid a drifting Panamanian fishing boat.
The statement reads, in part: “While this remains a tragic story, we are gratified to have scientific confirmation that Star Princess was never in the vicinity of the adrift boat and that the boat photographed by our passengers was not the adrift Fifty Cent.”
A case has [...]
In the past two years there has been a departure of Panamanian flagged fishing vessels with international licenses to other countries in the region. They have chosen Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru and Guatemala, leaving Panama without hundreds of millions of dollars in income. Industry sources have explained that due to measures taken by Panama in recent years, these vessels are no longer in the registry and therefore no longer cross the Panama Canal and do [...]
A group of shrimp exporters of the province of Cocle have requested the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) for more support for exports.
They consider they face limitations, and according to the shrimp breeders restrictions in some countries prevent them from adequately making deliveries, affecting their profits.
They explained that in Chile, for example, a country with a free trade agreement with Panama, the documents required block any possibility of sending shrimp samples that [...]