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24 Jan
2020

Source: Jakarta Globe The Indonesian government has decided to extend the service of anti-illegal fishing task force Satgas 115 following an evaluation by related ministries and state agencies. The task force was established in October 2105 based on a presidential decree number 115, from which the name was taken. It was initially led by then […]

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24 Jan
2020

Source: Maritime Executive As China’s distant-water fishing fleet has grown considerably over the past 20 years, so too has the challenge of overseeing its operations. While the majority of distant-water vessels do not break the law, the remoteness of their operations nonetheless enables IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing to persist, robbing coastal nations of resources […]

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23 Jan
2020

Source: Undercurrent News Another vessel charged with overfishing in Ghanaian waters has refused to pay the resulting fine, representing a systemic problem for the country’s government, according to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). According to the NGO, the Chinese vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was caught in Ghanaian waters with illegal nets and undersized […]

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