Chilean fishermen clash with police after protest

Associated Press |

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Small-scale fishermen in Chile have clashed with police after a protest in the port of Valparaiso.

Fishermen marched to the Congress on Wednesday to demand improved working conditions and an increase in the amount of cuttlefish they're allowed to catch.

Police broke up the march using water cannons and tear gas. The protesters responded by hurling stones.



Local Radio Bio Bio reports that at least two police officers were injured. Valparaiso's provincial governor says the protest was not authorized by officials.

Small-scale fishermen have also protested a law that they say endangers their livelihood by setting fishing quotas and giving preferential treatment to big fishing companies.

Chile has more than 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) of coast and fishing is among its top industries.

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer

Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
TYIDY Toyota Industries Corporation (Japan) ADR 49.72 0.00 0.00 28

Comments

Emerging Growth

CMX Gold & Silver Corp.

CMX Gold & Silver Corp is an exploration stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of silver and copper/gold properties in the USA.

Private Markets

D-Wave

D-Wave Systems is the first quantum computing company. Its mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics, engineering, manufacturing, and computer science into breakthrough approaches to computation to help solve…

GoCoin

Blockchain currencies (e.g. Bitcoin) provide a new disruptive way to transfer value between parties over the internet as opposed to going through banks. GoCoin provides online merchants with a suite…