Global

7 Dec
2019

Source: The Guardian Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned. […]

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21 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The number of overfished stocks has been growing for years, but the commonly cited statistic that 90 percent of stocks are in peril doesn’t accurately reflect the health of the world’s oceans. Manual Barange, the policy and resource director at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries and Aquaculture division, carefully […]

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20 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source A new online tool maps vessels that have fished illegally or committed other crimes at sea, giving fishery managers and enforcement officials another way to keep tabs on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Spyglass, which contains records for nearly 3,700 vessels and 1,200 companies so far, aims to document which vessels […]

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16 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source A new report, recently published on ResearchGate, has found that the current catch documentation method for Atlantic bluefin tuna used by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas leaves large loopholes that can be exploited by fishers catching more than what is allowed, allowing them to have illicit catch enter E.U. […]

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4 Nov
2019

In November 2019, two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) – the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), will host Commission meetings in which they will reflect upon and refine existing conservation and management measures, as well as potentially adopting new measures. The Environmental […]

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24 Oct
2019

Our Ocean Conference 2019 side event invitation Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a significant threat to the world’s marine resources. It endangers food security, threatens livelihoods, undermines the rule of law and deprives States and local communities of revenues. Countries, in their capacity as flag, coastal or market States, are the primary actors […]

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23 Oct
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive 48 states have signed a public declaration to indicate their determination to ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety at a Ministerial Conference held in Torremolinos, Spain, this week. The Torremolinos Declaration aims to ensure that the 2012 Cape Town Agreement will enter into force by the 10th […]

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25 Sep
2019

Source: Undercurrent News A new report has warned the rate and magnitude of changes to the ocean, glaciers, and ice sheets due to climate change are happening much faster than previously predicted. In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on “the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate”, Andrew Norton, […]

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