Month: February 2020

14 Feb
2020

Source: Seafood Source The U.S. government has allocated USD 8 million (EUR 7.3 million) to fight IUU fishing and bolster the country’s Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) as part of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that was approved in January. As part of the agreement, funding will go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

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12 Feb
2020

Source: Seafood Source Several retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the Southeast Asian nation to preserve major regulations in the fisheries sector amidst fears that recently-made reforms may be rolled back. In an open letter posted on the website of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) last week, the buyers said they “urge the Royal […]

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10 Feb
2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing depletes fish stocks, weakens economies, and undermines conservation and management efforts. It also jeopardises the livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable communities and costs the global economy tens of billions of euros annually. Strengthening fisheries governance is urgently required to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  agenda. Particularly […]

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7 Feb
2020

Source: Seafood Source Some of the key global instruments to fight illegal fishing are under-resourced and underperforming, according to Sally Yozell, director of the environmental security program at the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based think-tank. Previously a senior adviser to former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Yozell was instrumental in starting the Our […]

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6 Feb
2020

Source: Africa Online Monrovia – In May 2017, during the last year of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the European Union (EU) issued Liberia a yellow card, identifying it as not cooperating in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. In recent years, the Government of Liberia (GoL) and the EU have been working behind the scenes in hopes of […]

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6 Feb
2020

Source: Hakai Magazine New research examines how illegal fishing hurts Somalia’s economy, exacerbates conflicts, and upsets political stability. In Somali waters, illegal fishing is a pervasive problem. It triggers clashes between foreign and domestic fishers, and destabilizes Somali life. For at least seven decades, foreign fishers have harvested Somalia’s fish with little or no deterrence. […]

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4 Feb
2020

Source: Undercurrent News The US House of Representative’s Committee on Ways and Means, one of Congress’s most influential panels with authority over all taxation, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures, has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate the import of illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) seafood by the US. And the large, 44-member […]

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