Local fishermen float in the waters of the Juan Fernandez islands, Saturday Sept. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Scheila Recabarren)

Chilean Government Set To Approve Law Local Fishermen Say Would Harm Their Livelihood

(MintPress) – A controversial fishing law in Chile has sparked violent protests in many of Chile’s coastal cities by local fishermen who say the new law will benefit large fishing companies and harm their livelihood. The Fisheries Act, pushed by Chile’s Economic Minister Pablo Longueira, would set new fishing quotas, regulate fishing licenses, reserve large […]