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8 Apr
2020

Source: Seafood Source Ghana’s sardine fishery is on the verge of collapse as a result of unsustainable fishing by visiting Chinese trawlers, according to a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation. The report examined “saiko,” the trade between foreign trawlers selling juvenile bycatch to Ghanaian artisinal fishers, who sell the fish in coastal communities. […]

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7 Apr
2020

Source: Mongabay A new report based on interviews with migrant fishers on three tuna fishing vessels operating out of Taiwan suggests that forced labor and illegal fishing practices continue within major tuna supply chains, despite efforts by companies and governments to stamp them out. The fishers’ allegations included deception, physical violence, wage deductions, debt bondage, […]

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3 Apr
2020

Source: Philstar Global MANILA, Philippines — Commercial fishing operators have taken advantage of the government agencies’ preoccupation with combating the spread of the new coronavirus in the country by entering areas meant for small-scale fishermen, a non-government organization said. In a statement, Oceana called on national government agencies and on local government units to intensify their maritime […]

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2 Apr
2020

Source: The Guardian Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed The glory of the world’s oceans could be restored within a generation, according to a major new scientific review. It reports rebounding sea life, from humpback whales off Australia to elephant seals in the US and green […]

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31 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source A new series of regulations on China’s distant-water fleet set to enter into force in April will force further transparency on the fleet and will crack down on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity, according to a government document announcing the rules. The “Distant-Water Fishing Management System,” which will be enforced […]

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23 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has profound effects on the economies and pocketbooks of developing countries, removing billions of dollars worth of fish every year from the legal trading system. Between 8 and 14 million metric tons of fish are caught illegally every year, according to a new study from the University of […]

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19 Mar
2020

Source: Perishable News.com Washington – The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST)—a major industry forum involving more than five dozen companies worldwide from across the seafood supply chain—released the first-ever global standards for tracking seafood products from point of origin to point of sale. These standards are a critical step forward in the fight against illegal […]

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18 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source Global Fishing Watch (GFW), the partnership between Google and the advocacy groups Oceana and SkyTruth, now features public vessel tracking data from Chile. The tracking data will include the country’s more than 700 fishing ships and over 800 vessels that provide support for aquaculture. Entering the GFW – which tracks the movements of commercial […]

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9 Mar
2020

Source: The Ecologist Meet the female fishmongers in Liberia fighting for healthy fisheries. On the landing beaches of Liberia fishing canoes crowd the shallows, the bright colour schemes and fluttering flags showing the pride the fishermen take in their work. But although the men haul the nets this is an industry underpinned by women. Fishmongers […]

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5 Mar
2020

Source: Business Wire Chile Shows Leadership on Fisheries Transparency, Oceana Calls on Other Countries to Follow Chile, Santiago, Business Wire – The Chilean government today made its vessel tracking data publicly available through Global Fishing Watch (GFW), which tracks the movements of commercial fishing* vessels in near real-time. By publishing its data, anyone can now remotely […]

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