Europe

26 Jan
2015

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Author: Lorne Cook (AP) The European Union blacklisted Sri Lanka Monday for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka-flagged vessels into the EU.

Read More
15 Dec
2014

Source: Phys Org Author: WWF Illegally caught fish comprise a significant portion of both the global catch and of seafood imports, including to the world’s leading fish-consuming markets. To counter this, the EU enacted strong fisheries laws and in 2012 began issuing warnings to – and imposing sanctions on – states which are accused of […]

Read More
30 Oct
2014

Source: The Fishing Site Author: Mercedes Rosello Oceana has reported on the concerning state of swordfish fisheries in the Mediterranean, highlighting in particular the indiscriminate targeting and trading of this fish by EU (particularly Italian) vessels.

Read More
4 Aug
2014

Source: The IUU Fishing Blog Author: House of Ocean Council Regulation 1005 / 2008 (the IUU Regulation) is a European Union (EU) legislative tool designed to reinforce and support pre-existing normative measures established by the international community to control illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Read More
3 Jul
2014

Source: The IUU Fishing Blog Author: House of Ocean Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing refers to infringements of management and conservation laws established to regulate fishing activities in national or international waters.  It is a persistent phenomenon that thrives due to complex interactions.

Read More
19 Jun
2014

Source: The IUU Fishing Blog Author: House of Ocean Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major global fisheries problem. It has undesirable effects on fish stock survival, the marine environment and on human populations.

Read More