Month: November 2019

28 Nov
2019

Source: Oceana The European Parliament officially approved today the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its five-year […]

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28 Nov
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Transferring catch in western and central Pacific Ocean is big—and complex—business The Pacific Ocean is home to the world’s largest and most valuable tuna fishery, with an annual catch worth US$28.5 billion. To help get those fish to market, valuable species such as albacore, bigeye and yellowfin tuna are transferred […]

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21 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The number of overfished stocks has been growing for years, but the commonly cited statistic that 90 percent of stocks are in peril doesn’t accurately reflect the health of the world’s oceans. Manual Barange, the policy and resource director at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries and Aquaculture division, carefully […]

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20 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The Tokyo Seafood Sustainability Symposium continues to encourage dialogue around seafood sustainability issues in Japan and beyond. This year’s symposium, hosted by Seafood Legacy, Co., Ltd. and Nikkei ESG, and co-hosted by The Walton Family Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, took place 7 and 8 November. A major topic […]

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20 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source A new online tool maps vessels that have fished illegally or committed other crimes at sea, giving fishery managers and enforcement officials another way to keep tabs on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Spyglass, which contains records for nearly 3,700 vessels and 1,200 companies so far, aims to document which vessels […]

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19 Nov
2019

Source: The Guardian Children as young as 11 discovered on boats fishing illegally in Thai waters for seafood that could end up on sale in EU supermarkets Children as young as 11 are working aboard Vietnamese vessels fishing illegally for seafood that could end up on sale in supermarkets in the EU and US, according […]

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18 Nov
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Managers must conserve tunas and sharks, reform transshipment, and end illegal fishing Overview The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is responsible for the long-term conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks, including tunas and sharks, in the western and central Pacific Ocean. The Pew Charitable Trusts calls […]

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16 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source A new report, recently published on ResearchGate, has found that the current catch documentation method for Atlantic bluefin tuna used by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas leaves large loopholes that can be exploited by fishers catching more than what is allowed, allowing them to have illicit catch enter E.U. […]

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15 Nov
2019

Source: The Fisheries Secretariat The control of fishing should be improved and made more effective, according to the Swedish government. They have now instructed the Coast Guard and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) to investigate how. This summer, Sweden commissioned SWAM to propose how camera surveillance onboard fishing vessels can be carried […]

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