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Spanish fishermen protest Gibraltar's artificial reef

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 00:48

Aug. 18 - Fishermen in Spain protested against the British government’s decision to create an artificial reef in waters off the coast of Gibraltar. Nathan Frandino reports.

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STORY: With flags hoisted high, Spanish fishermen are demonstrating against a recently created artificial reef near Gibraltar. In July, the British government dropped 70 concrete blocks into the bay of Gibraltar to form the reef. Now the fishermen say the dispute could cost them up to 1.5 million Euros in income. Passers-by stopped along the water's edge to watch as around 30 boats circled around the location of the reef in protest for nearly an hour. The Spanish government has already announced plans to sue Gibraltar for what it calls an environmental disaster. That's in addition to a new border policy that has occasionally caused hours-long waits for those visiting Gibraltar. Britain is now demanding the European Commission to send monitors to determine whether the policy is breaking the law.

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Spanish fishermen protest Gibraltar's artificial reef

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 00:48