Month: July 2018


Source & Author: Oceana

Oceana launched today a report uncovering 41 potential cases of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Mediterranean Sea using data from Global Fishing Watch. The findings were submitted and discussed at two governmental meetings of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)1, during which countries failed to provide clarification on whether any vessel has been fined or if any punishable action will be taken.Italy is top offender, allowing bottom trawling in important fish habitats of heavily overfished species such as hake. Continue reading Oceana uncovers dozens of cases of illegal fishing in protected areas in the Mediterranean