Month: December 2019

23 Dec
2019

The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is actively working to increase transparency and improve fisheries governance through the framework of regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs). On 5 June 2019 for the International Day for the Fight Against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, […]

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16 Dec
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Several non-governmental organizations are welcoming the progress that South Korea is making in addressing the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing even as they have concerns about an official at the government’s seafood certification body.  In a press release from Environmental Justice Foundation, the Citizens’ Institute for Environmental Studies and the […]

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16 Dec
2019

Source: Seafood Source Despite an agreement on a resolution addressing climate change’s impact on the fisheries it regulates, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) failed to tackle several key issues at its annual meeting, which took place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, last week. In its most notable move during the meeting, […]

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9 Dec
2019

8 January 2020, European Parliament The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is co-hosting an event with MEP Clara Aguilera and MEP Chris Davies to discuss ways of improving seafood traceability and transparency in the EU. The EU has in place one of the […]

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7 Dec
2019

Source: The Guardian Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned. […]

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6 Dec
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive Author: Sally Yozell, The Stimpson Center Commercial fishing employs more than 40 million people in a global market estimated to have reached $156 billion in 2017. Despite its size and importance, the fishing industry remains shrouded in mystery, lacking crucial information about where and how much fish is being caught, vessel […]

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