Month: December 2021

29 Dec
2021

Source: SeaFoodSource Three West African countries have forged a partnership to implement a joint fisheries’ observer program as part of their effort to ensure safe, secure, and legal fisheries are maintained across the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana has signed a pact with Togo and Benin to carry out the joint monitoring of the countries’ fisheries, […]

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22 Dec
2021

Source: Fishermen’s News A maritime security proposal within the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act has now cleared Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. The proposal, as amended by Senators Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, requires the Secretary of the Navy to produce a report on […]

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21 Dec
2021

Position: Based: Contract: Closing date for applications: Salary range: 2 Communications Coordinators Brussels Full-time, fixed term, contract duration will be up to 18 months renewable. Sunday 16 January 2022 Competitive, dependent upon experience and location. Position overview Legal and sustainable seafood is vital not only for the future of our Ocean and the climate, but […]

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21 Dec
2021

Position: Based:  Contract: Closing date for applications: Salary range: Coalition Project Coordinator Brussels or London (with some international travel) Full-time, fixed-term Sunday, 16 January 2022 €31,000- €41,000 (dependent upon experience and location, but please note there can be no negotiation outside of this range) Position overview The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, […]

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21 Dec
2021

Source: Nikkei Asia HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s fishermen are now sailing the seas equipped with better tracking devices and improved ship logging methods in a bid to steer clear of penalties imposed by the European Union for illegal fishing, and to join efforts aimed at preventing depletion of the world’s marine life.

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20 Dec
2021

Source: SeaFoodSource A fleet of three vessels that has tried to evade scrutiny of its illegal activities has been blacklisted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the fleet’s insurance provider is considering dropping their coverage following an investigation by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).

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16 Dec
2021

Source: USNI News Illegal and unreported fishing “is happening on an industrial scale” around the globe and the culprit often is China’s subsidized fishing fleet, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said today. Speaking Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he added, “one in five fish” sold on international markets is illegally caught. […]

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15 Dec
2021

Source: EurasiaReview The Bay of Bengal is a hot spot for illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. Unauthorised tuna longlining and transshipment takes place on the high seas in contravention of Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s conservation measures. There is underreported and/or non-reporting to the authorities, vessels operating under flags of convenience, stateless vessels using falsified […]

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