China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line.
The annual fishing and trade ban on sharks, Arabian safi (emperor), and sheri (rabbitfish) will come into effect again this year from Sunday (March 1, 2020), coinciding with the spawning season of the fish.
Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed to waters around the Natuna islands, which border the South China Sea.
Japan's Coast Guard said on Monday more than 10 crew members of the North Korean fishing vessel involved in an accident with a Japanese patrol boat were rescued.
"A team of 26 workers including 6 supervisors representing all the parties involved in the operation participated in the recovery process of the abandoned floating restaurant in the Riqqat Al Buteen area," he added.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has set a deadline for dispute with France to be resolved before the UK moves ahead with legal action. Truss hit out at the French for behaving "unfairly" and accused them of operating outside the terms of the Brexit trade deal.
Choosing Dubai Harbour for its second world destination, the first-of-its-kind solar, wind and hydrogen-powered ship has travelled more than 11,000 kilometres without stopping since departing Osaka, Japan, on Dec.18, 2021.
Furious that Britain has refused to grant its fishermen the full number of licences to operate inside British water that France says is warranted, Paris announced on Wednesday retaliatory measures if there was no progress in talks.