Year: 2021

15 Sep
2021

Source: NRDC The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent report—Improving International Fisheries Management: 2021 Report to Congress—promotes accountability for illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by naming nations whose fleets engage in these harmful practices. While the report lays important groundwork, much more needs to be done to ensure that those responsible for illegal fishing […]

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14 Sep
2021

Source: Environmental Justice Foundation A toolkit which supports seafood companies to source seafood free of illegal fishing or human rights abuses is now freely available. The PAS_1550 code of practice is now accompanied by a range of free implementation tools that help seafood companies of all sizes supply fish that is legal and ethical.

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1 Sep
2021

Source: Mongabay Indonesia’s fisheries ministry has pledged to target the ultimate beneficiaries of fisheries-related crimes in the country. The move comes in the wake of a court ruling that empowers ministry officials to act as investigators, including the authority to look into cases of money laundering. For a long time, the only people who faced […]

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25 Aug
2021

Source: Mongabay A report and video published by the Environmental Justice Foundation describes a range of human rights abuses experienced by fisheries crew members and official observers on board industrial vessels operating in Ghana’s waters. According to the report, most of these vessels are involved in illegal fishing practices, including the use of undersized nets, […]

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24 Aug
2021

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations The fisheries sector has become a central geopolitical issue in the Indo-Pacific. China is a major cause of the problems in the industry, thanks to the size of its fleet and the tonnage of its captures. China also contributes to the erosion of ocean governance through its participation in […]

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16 Aug
2021

Source: Mongabay For decades, fleets of industrial vessels from several nations have fished in Madagascar’s waters. Now China appears to have joined the fishing spree, sending at least 14 industrial longliner fishing vessels in the last several years, new evidence shows. Clues from official documents indicate that Madagascar’s government may have authorized these vessels to […]

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13 Aug
2021

Source: Environmental Justice Foundation China and Taiwan have been listed as engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US NOAA 2021 Report to Congress on ‘Improving International Fisheries Management’. EJF investigations have exposed evidence of IUU fishing by both fleets in recent years. The US report highlights the global and pervasive nature […]

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