Spain fishermen protest artificial reef in Gibraltar

by Blogburger on August 18, 2013

Gibraltarian police and the Spanish Civil Guard in their boats monitor a protest by Spanish fishermen in their fishing boats in Algeciras bayGIBRALTAR (Reuters) – Spanish fishermen protested against the creation of an artificial reef in the bay of Gibraltar on Sunday and claimed the territory's authorities were blocking their access to the waters in the latest focus of tensions between Spain and Britain. For just over an hour some 30 fishing boats circled where 70 3-tonne concrete blocks were dropped in July to form a reef that Spain said was not legal and prompted the government to ramp up border checks with the British overseas territory. …



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