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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NEW CALEDONIA AND ANGUILLA

My blog added two new countries today.  Welcome:

#157     NEW CALEDONIA POPULATION: 227,436



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 Background
Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct as many as three referenda between 2013 and 2018, to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.
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 Geography


Some research with the rabbit fish here caught my attention, for I think this fish could well be the ideal seafood product for Next Generation Fisheries, as this species consumes at a low trophic level.


#158  ANGUILLA POPULATION: 14,436


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 Background
Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.
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