MIAMI (AP) — Negotiators from the U.S., China and 13 other governments failed to take action to protect threatened squid stocks on the high seas off South America amid a recent surge in activity by China's distant water fishing fleet. The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization, or SPRFMO, is charged with ensuring the conservation and sustainable fishing off the west coast of South America. At the SPRFMO's annual meeting that ended Friday, Ecuador and the European Union proposed measures that would require all ships to have observers on board by 2028 and mandate they unload their catches only in ports instead of at sea to giant refrigerated vessels — both considered key tools in limiting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. There were also competing proposals, one of them from China, to limit the amount of squid that could be caught. However, none of the proposed measures were adopted during the closed-door meeting, thwarting the efforts of … [Read more...] about South America squid left exposed amid surge in China fishing
Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has paid into a funding pot as on-demand grocery business Zapp seeks to expand. Launching late in 2020, Zapp, which currently operates in several major UK cities including London and Manchester, as well as in other European cities, was launched in order to help those impacted by Covid restrictions get their shopping. The company has continued to grow in popularity, with Hamilton joining a range of investors who have put their money into the organisation. Zapp has not revealed how much Hamilton has invested, but the total funding raised is reported to total around £150million. Alongside Hamilton, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, a major player behind the Singapore Grand Prix , is also said to have invested. A report from the Express names ‘Lightspeed Venture Partners, 468 Capital and BroadLight Capital’ as other financial backers, while ‘Atomico, Burda and Vorwerk Ventures also took part’. Hamilton has not spoken … [Read more...] about Hamilton becomes investor in grocery business
The Nissan Micra has been one of the staples for the Japanese automotive giant. It is part of the alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi, and collectively all brands have been pulling their weight towards EVs. Now, after the Leaf, Nissan is looking to electrify its iconic hatchback - Micra, which has been teased for a while. The alliance already has its own battery-electric vehicle platform called CMF which is used by the Renault 5 EV. The new Micra will also be based on the Renault 5 which is being built in the ElectriCity factory in Northern France that currently is the largest EV manufacturing plant in Europe. The Micra EV is also expected to be made at the very same facility. It will likely succeed Nissan's current Micra as an entry-level EV option for the European market. There may be a chance that Nissan will not bestow the Micra badge. As the teaser video Nissan has shared reveals, it will feature big round LED daylight running lights featuring horizontal clusters in the … [Read more...] about Nissan Teases All-Electric Micra Hatchback
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