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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Reference Number: PR190269, Press Release Issue Date: Feb 12, 2019
 
In light of the facts presented before the Spanish authorities, the Government is indefinitely suspending the Director General of Aquaculture and Fisheries. As has always been done by this Government, it is collaborating with the authorities in all ongoing investigations to establish all the facts of this case, even in the best interest of the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

The Maltese Police involved Europol in the investigations to receive information from Spain on investigations conducted on a Spanish tuna company operating from Malta. Meanwhile other investigations by the Malta Police Force are continuing and a Magisterial inquiry led by Magistrate Gabriella Vella is even ongoing.