Month: September 2016

27
Sep

Source: ESA
Author: Dana Miller

“Pirate” evokes images of legendary figures from the days of the great tall-masted sailing galleons, like Captain Henry Morgan, the famous 17th century “pirate of the Caribbean.” But piracy is still with us today, and modern pirates do not only steal from passing ships. They take from the common treasury of the ocean: the shared fisheries that states, fishers, and scientists spend many diplomatic hours working to apportion fairly and sustainably. Continue reading Stop insuring fishery pirates

15
Sep

Source & Author: Oceana

Oceana, SkyTruth and Google today launched the public Beta of Global Fishing Watch, a new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels in near real-time. Continue reading Oceana, SkyTruth and Google launch Global Fishing Watch, first free, online tool to reveal commercial fishing activity worldwide

13
Sep

Source and Author: European Commission

The Commission has proposed to lift the “red card” and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant improvements to its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Continue reading Commission proposes to lift ‘red card’ from Republic of Guinea after it steps up fight against illegal fishing