International NGOs denounce capturing nine giant devil rays off Kelibia

Nine Giant Devil Ray (Mobula mobular), listed as endangered fish species since 2006 with a declining population, have been captured and sold this weekend at the Kelibia fishing port in Tunisia, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said. The WWF denounced this fishing operation in a joint press release issued on Tuesday with 13 other international organisations. “Although it is possible that these animals were caught accidentally, it is required that fishermen release them alive. In the reported case, the individuals were captured with purse seine a fishing method that allows…

Foreign Minister seeks support for Tunisia’s candidacy to Security Council Seat

Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui who is on a working visit in New York seized the opportunity of meetings with Arab ambassador to the United Nations to lobby for his country’s candidacy to the Security Council. “Tunisia aspires to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 term,” he noted, reaffirming Tunisia’s determination to serve Arab, African and international issues and to boost its relations with its partners to prevent conflicts, TAP reported. Arab ambassadors based in New York expressed support to Tunisia’s application for a non-permanent…