Sophie Nodzenski

23 Jan
2019

This document presents an update of the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use […]

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18 Jan
2019

Source: World Economic Forum Author: Jim Leape Largely out of sight, criminals pillage the oceans. They steal millions of tonnes of fish each year. That is a huge economic loss, estimated to be somewhere in the tens of billions of dollars. It is an even larger threat to food security; a billion people depend on […]

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17 Jan
2019

Source: Hakai Magazine Author: Kimberley Riskas Bunker vessels are one of the most connected ships at sea; tracking them could pinpoint clusters of illegal fishing. Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world’s oceans, up to US $23-billion is lost annually to illegal, […]

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9 Jan
2019

Source: EJF The European Commission announced today that it will be lifting the ‘yellow card’ it placed on Thailand’s seafood industry. The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has worked closely with the Royal Thai Government since 2015 on tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Although there has been significant progress, important gaps remain, the organisation says.

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30 Nov
2018

Source: The Diplomat Author: Sally Yozell* Beijing’s no-show at the recent Our Ocean Conference was a missed opportunity for it to be part of the solution. Although more than a billion people rely on the oceans for food, today the vast majority of fishing grounds are under threat from both large-scale illegal and unregulated fishing […]

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26 Nov
2018

Source: ClientEarth, EJF, Oceana, Our Fish, PEW and WWF Upcoming discussions in the European Parliament to revise the control regulation will be key for all involved in the fisheries sector, including consumers. Up to one in five wild-caught fish sold at market is stolen from the sea through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sales […]

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23 Nov
2018

Source: Oxford Research Group Author: Jessica Spijkers The current status of global fisheries is a serious cause for concern. But will states engage in conflict with one another to ensure their continued access to fish? The status of global fisheries is deeply concerning. Human activities are threatening the wellbeing of the ocean in unprecedented ways. […]

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12 Nov
2018

Source: FAO Norway has undertaken a self-assessment of flag State performance, using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance (VGFSP) as a basis. The VGFSP provide guidance to strengthen and monitor compliance by flag States with their international duties and obligations regarding the flagging and control of fishing vessels. Paragraphs 6-43 […]

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