Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chagos Islands

Tuesday I joined ina Question about the previous Government's last minute decision to make the British Indian Ocean Territory a 'marine protected area' in which no fishing would be allowed. The Coakition Government is looking into the proposal, which would make it far harder for the Chagossians who were kicked out of Diego Garcia to make room for a US base in the sixties ever to return to the outer islands, because fishing was an important component of their livelihoods, and the exiles still fish there in cooperation with Mauritians.

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