Pacific

1 Jul
2020

Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Society Authors: Meg Keen, Quentin Hanich, Grant Walton Can states cooperate to save sustainable fishing? In order to improve sustainability and transparency in Pacific fisheries, better information sharing protocols, value chain tracing, and intergovernmental collaboration are needed, Meg Keen, Grant Walton and Quentin Hanich write. The Pacific islands’ tuna […]

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22 Jun
2020

Source: The Maritime Executive Will temporary bans for China’s distant-water fleet in the Atlantic and Pacific help squid populations? In early June, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries announced plans for two closed seasons on squid fishing in parts of the south-west Atlantic and eastern Pacific, to give two species a better chance […]

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2 Jul
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Grantly Galland Fisheries body has chance to adopt best practices at its upcoming meeting The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) works to ensure that high-seas fishing for Pacific chub mackerel, Pacific saury, two squid species, and other stocks across the north Pacific Ocean is legal, transparent, and sustainable. The […]

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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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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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30 Sep
2017

Source & Author: Jamaica Observer Fisheries and Aquaculture ministers from the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have agreed on measures aimed at accelerating the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as address the issue of fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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21 Sep
2017

Source: The Bahamas Weekly Author: Betty Vedrine The fisheries sector is ‘crucial’ — underpinning food security, nutritional requirements and livelihoods of many African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries, particularly Small Island Developing States.  Secretary General of the ACP Group of Countries Dr. Patrick Gomes highlighted this fact at the 5th ACP Ministers in Charge of Fishing […]

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