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Author: Irene Vidal, Environmental Justice Foundation

Much like a car is identified by its license plate, or a person by their ID number or passport, a fishing vessel should be easily identifiable to authorities anywhere in the world. Fishing vessels have a name and a registration number, but do those really work?

Continue reading A key measure in the EU’s fight against illegal fishing: All EU seafood imports should come from vessels with an IMO number


Source: Quartz Media LLC
Author: Abdi Latif Dahir

Greenpeace says poor government communication and coordination is hurting West Africa’s ability to combat illegal fishing, costing it billions of dollars each year in the process. The problem has become so severe that it is threatening food security in the region, the environmental group says in a new report (pdf).

Continue reading West Africa loses over $2 billion to illegal fishing because governments don’t talk to each other