ECUADOR: The Tuna War Continues

The yellowfin tuna are running good this year in the broad waters of the Humboldt Current off the coast of Ecuador, one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Once again, as they have for more than a decade, U.S. fishermen and the Ecuadorian navy are squaring away for their annual squabble at sea.

Last week two U.S. tunaboats, the Western King and the Anne Maria, the first captured by Ecuadorian patrol boats this year, were forced to pay a total of $151,510 in fines. With a 50-boat flotilla headed down from...

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