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Mar 22 - HMS Dragon’s Maiden Deployment Begins with a Trip to Gibraltar

hms dragonAs part of the HMS Dragon’s long-term commitment in the Middle East, the vessel will make a quick stop at the Gibraltar Naval Base on Monday, in order to stock up on supplies, as well as to conduct a maritime security patrol.

As the fourth of the Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers she was commissioned into the Navy’s fleet in April last year.  Since then the highly capable multi-role ship and her190 strong crew have undergone intensive sea trials and training off the UK coast.  

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Mar 22 - 28,000 Cigarettes Seized in Anti Smuggling Operation

customsIn a joint operation between the Gibraltar Defence Police and Customs, 28,600 cigarettes were seized, along with a locally registered vehicle, on Wednesday night.

The incident saw Customs Officials detect two men abandoning a car at the northern end of Eastern Beach. The men then proceeded to run towards the frontier fence carrying boxes and holdalls, once officers gave chase, the men dropped their belongings and fled the scene.

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Mar 22 - Gib Anglers to Research Ecology of Gibraltar Waters

text newsAs part of a programme to stimulate research and information- gathering on the ecology of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, a new fish-tagging scheme has been introduced by the Department of the Environment in collaboration with the Gibraltar Federation of Sea Anglers with the support of the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society.

There is little scientific information on the life cycles and biology of our fish, although many of Gibraltar's anglers know a great deal about them through experience. The new programme initially focuses on tagging White Seabream (Diplodus sargus) and is designed to assist in answering questions relating to the biology and behaviour of current fish stocks in Gibraltar waters. It will investigate growth rates, dispersal and population dynamics of the species. The scheme will hope to collate as much information as possible on resident fish species such as the White Seabream.

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