This week's picks from the world press
ECUADOR - Drug Sub Found in Ecuador
QUITO – Drug enforcement agents found a homemade semi-submersible boat apparently used to smuggle drugs and arrested four people, Ecuadorian media reported. The 15-meter (49-foot) vessel was discovered at a shrimp farm in El Oro, a province in southern Ecuador, during a joint operation by two elite police units, Ecuavisa said. The sub has the capacity to carry at least four tons of drugs and may have been built to smuggle cocaine into Mexico and the United States. Police have not commented on whether any drugs were found at the shrimp farm.
[Source: Latin American Tribune. Read full story at source].
USA - Deep-Sea Fish Farming the Wave of the Future
The relatively new technique is proving to be a win-win-win — for business, the environment and fish .
Although only a few companies, such as Kona Blue, have invested in this expensive new business, the few that have are proven to be successful economically and environmentally, shedding a light onto a new pathway to the future of commercial fish farming.
[Source: Noozhawk. Read full article at source. Includes video]
USA - Oil Spill Threatens Gulf Seafood
Seafood lovers can take comfort in the fact that oil has yet to have a major impact on shrimp, oysters and fish catches in the Gulf -- at least for now.
Fishermen along the Gulf are racing against the clock before the oil spill affects their harvest. Americans eat more than four pounds of shrimp per person each year, topping the list of favorite seafood.
Although no contaminated seafood has yet turned up, restaurants are already refusing Gulf shrimp.
[Source: Discovery News. Read full story at source].