The Bluefin Tuna Open Season has now recommenced.
To date the total amount of Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus landed this season stands at approximately 13.6 tonnes. The Total Allowable Catch (TAC, or ‘quota’) has been increased in accordance with the recent increase in quotas set by ICCAT (the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) to 19.81 tonnes.
The Government has today launched a hard-hitting campaign designed to drive home the importance of being cautious given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. While this message is relevant to everyone, it is targeted particularly at young people, given the number of parties and gatherings taking place at this time of the year.
The Government says that, so far, over a hundred Covid-19 tests are being carried out every working day at the mobile testing station.
Gibraltar Cultural Services has purchased a new series of books for the John Mackintosh Hall Library, to raise awareness about sustainability, dealing with themes related to environmental and social issues.
Total tests done: 23,623
Test results pending: 9
Test results received: 23,614
Confirmed cases: 193
Active cases in Gibraltar: 9 (Residents 7, Visitors 2)
Non-resident active cases detected in Gibraltar: 0
Recovered cases: 184
Number in self-isolation: 163
A total of 10,126 tests have been carried out so far in the frontline, targeted and systematic
sampling. This is included in the above figures.
The Cruise Liners “Jewel of the Seas” and “Norwegian Epic” plan to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar on Monday, 10th August 2020, at around 08:00 hrs.
The Government says it has offered alternative accommodation to the Retreat Centre occupants at either the Emile Hostel for £ 20 a day or at the Sunrise Motel for £9.50 a week.
The Government is reminding the public that legislation published on 31st July* made it mandatory for face masks, and not plastic shields, to be worn in certain spaces such as on public transport, and by staff in hair and beauty salons, in restaurants including terraces and in retail shops. Establishments and employees covered by the legislation would be in breach of the regulations if they are found to be using shields instead of face masks.