Global

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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24 Oct
2018

Source: EJF EJF published a new report showing that the global fishing industry suffers from a shocking lack of transparency, allowing Illegal operators to create as much confusion as possible around their identities; escaping detection by changing vessel names; concealing ownership; flying different flags to avoid detection; or removing ships from registers entirely. This report […]

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18 Sep
2018

Source: Undercurrent News Japan’s Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will help Global Fishing Watch and the Australian National Center for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales, with their investigation of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Following a memorandum of understanding signed on Sept. 3, the […]

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17 Sep
2018

Source: MarineLink An international treaty addressing safety in the fishing industry (the Cape Town Agreement) has been developed and adopted through International Maritime Organization (IMO) but is not yet in force because it lacks sufficient ratification at national level. As part of a major global effort to encourage ratification and implementation of the Cape Town […]

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15 Sep
2018

Source: The Economist Illegal, unreported and unregulated. The business of off-the-books ocean fishing, abbreviated to IUU by international organisations, is a big one, worth many billions of dollars a year. Estimates of the annual catch landed beyond the authorities’ notice range from 11m to 26m tonnes. That is on top of an official catch of […]

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25 May
2018

Source & Author: EJF/Oceana* Many fish products sold on the EU market originate from fish caught under poor conditions, from a sustainability, hygiene, safety or labour perspective. Some products can be traced directly to fishing activities that are damaging to the environment or do not respect international social and labour rights; rules that are mandatory […]

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5 Feb
2018

Source: EJF, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF Author: Victoria Mundy How has the EU action against illegal fishing changed our seafood trade flows? And what do these trade patterns tell us? Ten years after the adoption of the EU IUU Regulation, a new report examines how the EU’s carding system has impacted the flow of […]

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