Month: February 2016

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Source: The Guardian
Author: Matthew Green

On 2 August, a flotilla of white-hulled fishing boats assembled in Sant’Agata di Militello, a port in northern Sicily, in the late afternoon sun. As a brass band played, a holiday crowd gathered along the quay. A float bearing a statue of the Virgin Mary, crowned with a halo of gold and decorated with white flowers, was loaded onto one of the craft. With the priest and the brass band on board, the vessel, decked out in palm fronds, puttered out into the bay. Continue reading The Black Fish: undercover with the vigilantes fighting organised crime at sea

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Author: Kristin Von Kistowski, Senior Advisor, FISH-i Africa

9th Chatham House Forum on IUU Fishing discusses latest developments and solutions

Where do we stand in the fight against IUU fishing in 2016? Progress has been made over the last years but more advances are needed to solve the problem. International and regional cooperation are crucial to end IUU fishing, especially in developing countries hardest hit by the illegal practice. Continue reading International and regional cooperation – the key factor to keep up the fight against IUU fishing