Whale’s belly reveals million-dollar jackpot for Yemeni fishermen
18 June 2021 | 9:11 am
Coming across a dead whale might not seem like finding treasure, but for a group of Yemeni fishermen that’s exactly what it was. In the whale’s belly they found a lump of ambergris, a hugely valuable waxy substance used in the making of perfume.
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Britain’s fishing industry suffered from the UK being late to join the European Community in the 1970s, and fishermen have blamed the EU ever since for quotas that give foreign boats generous access to British waters. They hope Brexit will change that, but with negotiations about to begin after the UK’s official leaving date of January 31st, there’s no guarantee that their situation will improve.
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As the UK approaches the end of its transition period out of the EU no deal has been reached on how cross-border trade will work from January 1st. One of the most emotive issues for the UK is fishing, with many in the industry strongly supporting the 2016 vote to leave to EU due to what they see as an unfair quota system. As the crunch point for negotiations approaches, fishermen in the south coast port of Newhaven remain confident they'll get a better system post-Brexit.
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Scottish fishermen's lorries gather in Parliament square in London to protest against Brexit export disruptions that are putting their industry in jeopardy. Allan Miller, a Scottish fisherman running a shellfish business, says they "knew there were going to be problems" following Brexit but "never did we foresee what we've got in front of us just now".
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The Italian coastguard towed the carcass of a whale, thought to be one of the largest found in the Mediterranean, to the docks in Naples on Wednesday, after it was found near Sorrento on Sunday. The carcass of the huge cetacean was seen being recovered from the waters in the southern Italian city, after it was initially found when a distressed calf led the coast guard to the body. According to local reports, the cause of death remains unknown. An animal autopsy will reportedly be carried out.
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