Global

16 Nov
2019

Source: SeafoodSource 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. markets. […]

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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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28 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Strengthening governance in port reduces risk of illicit fish getting to market, study finds One of the biggest threats to ocean health is illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which accounts for up to 1 in 5 wild-caught fish. IUU fishing imperils the sustainability of the […]

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25 Jun
2019

Source: IISD / SDG Knowledge Hub Author: Remi Parmentier, The Varda Group Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently went on record about the importance of completing by year-end the WTO negotiations for the elimination of fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing […]

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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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