Month: October 2014

19
Oct

Source: The IUU Fishing Blog
Author: House of Ocean

Swordfish has been in the limelight this year, not less because of the recent ban handed by the EU to Sri Lanka, a swordfish exporter to European markets.  The ban is likely to be implemented in early 2015 and will close the Union’s doors to a substantial volume of seafood. According to the European Commission, Sri Lankan seafood imports into the Union border 7,400 tonnes, with an approximate value of €74 Million. A significant part of this volume is swordfish.[1]

Continue reading Illegal Fishing of Swordfish Highlights Weaknesses in IUU Control Mechanisms

2
Oct

Source: IHS
Author: Alex Gray

More people are giving thought to where their food comes from, and there is perhaps no better example than seafood. With the power of global logistics, it is possible to enjoy fresh lobster, fish, shrimp, and other delicacies of the deep in a restaurant thousands of miles from the nearest coast. However, eco-conscious consumers increasingly want to know where their food originated and whether it was harvested in an environmentally sustainable fashion.

Continue reading Reeling in illegal fishing