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Italian Trawler Arrested in The Gambia with “Sustainably Caught Shrimp” Bound for Europe

An industrialized trawler named Twenty—with connections to an Italian fishing company—was arrested in West Africa by Gambian Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Age of Union, after law enforcement agents discovered that the vessel was using undersized, and therefore illegal, fishing nets to catch undersized octopus, cuttlefish and shrimp for export to the European market.

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Boxes of frozen shrimp found in the hold of Twenty were packaged in boxes branded by Asaro, a fishing company based in Mazara del Vallo, a port town not far from Palermo in the northwest of Sicily.

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