Puertos del Estado (Spanish National Ports & Harbours Authority) is a public body coming under the purview of the Ministry of Public Works & Infrastructure Development (Ministerio de Fomento).
It has overall responsibility for the entire state-owned ports and harbours system, and is tasked with implementing government port policy, and co-ordinating and ensuring the efficiency of the ports and harbours system made up of the 28 Port Authorities that encompass the existing 44 ports of general interest.
It exercises these powers on behalf of the State under the 1992 State Ports & Harbours and Merchant Navy Act (Ley 27/1992, de 24 de noviembre, de Puertos del Estado y de la Marina Mercante), as amended by Act 62/1997 of 26 December.
Cod captures register strong decline off New England United States
Since a while ago, the United States has been forced to import cod from Norway, Russia or Iceland in the north Atlantic due to the decline of the fishery in New England, where the federal government has reduced capture quotas.
Two subsidiaries of Pacific Andes request to be declared bankrupt Hong Kong
As part of its restructuring process, Pacific Andes International Holdings (PAIH) announced that two indirect subsidiaries, Golden Target Pacific Limited and Nouvelle Foods International Limited, have filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.