Activists and fishing groups are at odds with the department over 'unsustainable' catch allowances.
The presidential forays of Ralph Nader have turned him into one of the most divisive figures in US politics. Already on Sunday reaction was swift among Democrats to the news that Nader had thrown his hat into the ring to stand in the November election in his fifth tilt at the White House.
The nationalist Swiss People's Party received the highest vote recorded to date for an individual political party in Switzerland, after a bitter campaign blaming foreigners for much of the country's crime, according to official results released on Monday. The Federal Statistics Office put the party on 29% after Sunday's elections.
Zimbabwe's opposition parties will pull out of South African-brokered talks with the government of President Robert Mugabe if violence against them is not halted. Zimbabweans are still being beaten and killed by Mugabe's militias despite negotiations between his government and opposition parties, said a senior member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).