Africa

16 Oct
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive A trawler has been apprehended in Ghanaian waters having caught at least 13.9 tonnes of small pelagic fish in a single day, using illegal nets.  The small-mesh nets found on board – which are illegal for an industrial trawler – indicate that the vessel was specifically targeting small pelagics. Analysis of […]

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24 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve […]

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15 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Analysis of satellite signals in the world’s most overfished sea reveals over 28 thousand hours of apparent fishing inside protected areas throughout 2018. Oceana has unveiled potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing in the waters of the Mediterranean – the world’s most overfished sea (80% of fish stocks). The findings from this analysis will […]

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18 Jun
2019

Source: The Guardian Destructive industrial fishing practices condemned as ‘corporate, organised crime’ Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers is decimating Ghana’s fish populations and costing the country’s economy tens of millions of dollars a year, according to researchers. An investigation published on Monday by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) claims that “saiko” fishing, whereby trawlers target the staple […]

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12 Jun
2019

Source: Oceana FAO’s GFCM recognises Oceana and UN PSI campaign to mobilise insurance industry against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – with over 30 signatories so far Oceana and the UN PSI received an award yesterday from the FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean for their work on fighting illegal fishing. The recognition, given for best […]

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9 Nov
2018

Source: Undercurrent news The United Nations Security Council has expressed serious concern over reports of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Somalia’s exclusive economic zone, reports Xinhua. It noted there could be a “complex relationship between IUU fishing and piracy”.

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19 Sep
2018

Source: SeaFoodSource Author: Nicki Holmyard One in four fish in Africa is still caught illegally, despite the efforts of many African nations to overcome the problem. According to the organization Stop Illegal Fishing, an independent non-profit based in Africa dedicated to ending illegal fishing in the continent’s waters, ongoing efforts are being made by the […]

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13 Aug
2018

Source: EJF Ghana has stepped up its efforts to crack down on ‘saiko’ – an illegal practice driving the collapse of Ghana’s inshore fishery, whereby industrial trawlers sell fish to local canoes at sea. Last week, the country’s Fisheries Enforcement Unit intercepted an alleged saiko canoe loaded with tonnes of frozen fish. Suitably deterrent sanctions […]

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23 Jan
2018

Source: Reuters Author: Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala  DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity.

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