Year: 2020

30 Sep
2020

Source: China Dialogue Oceans The pandemic is hindering the work of officials who deter illegal fishing, while the capacity of industrial fleets remains largely unaffected The Covid-19 pandemic does not appear to have hindered the distant-water fleets of China and other major fishing nations, but it has largely sidelined the fishery observers and port officials […]

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25 Sep
2020

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Data shows where implementation of the Port State Measures Agreement is most needed Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) catch continues to enter world markets, accounting for up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood each year. To combat this illicit activity, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Agreement on Port […]

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18 Sep
2020

The EU IUU Coalition and ClientEarth are organising a webinar to hear first-hand from the European Commission about the characteristics and recent developments of the EU CATCH system, the first EU-wide tool for the electronic processing of catch certificates, created to support the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. IUU fishing continues to be […]

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18 Sep
2020

Source: The Guardian Hundreds of vessels caught logging 73,000 hours of fishing in just one month in new analysis A vast fishing armada of Chinese vessels just off the Galápagos Islands logged an astounding 73,000 hours of fishing during just one month as it pulled up thousands of tonnes of squid and fish, a new report based […]

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10 Sep
2020

Source: Euronews A statement has been signed by more than 300 scientists calling for the EU to end overfishing to protect the health of our oceans. The message, delivered to EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, earlier this week, said that limits on fishing must be imposed “as an urgent and […]

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9 Sep
2020

The benefits derived from the ocean cannot be overstated. It contributes directly to human wellbeing through the provision of food and livelihoods, hosts a vast array of ecologically important species, acts as an incredibly effective carbon sink and provides more than half of the air we breathe. Given the significance of these ecosystem services, the […]

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