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7 Feb
2019

Source: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and Poseidon – Aquatic Resource Management Ltd. are pleased to announce the launch of the IUU Fishing Index, a tool designed to provide a better understanding of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide. The IUU Fishing Index has been designed to meet the need for a detailed […]

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26 Nov
2018

Source: ClientEarth, EJF, Oceana, Our Fish, PEW and WWF Upcoming discussions in the European Parliament to revise the control regulation will be key for all involved in the fisheries sector, including consumers. Up to one in five wild-caught fish sold at market is stolen from the sea through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sales […]

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23 Nov
2018

Source: Oxford Research Group Author: Jessica Spijkers The current status of global fisheries is a serious cause for concern. But will states engage in conflict with one another to ensure their continued access to fish? The status of global fisheries is deeply concerning. Human activities are threatening the wellbeing of the ocean in unprecedented ways. […]

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12 Nov
2018

Source: FAO Norway has undertaken a self-assessment of flag State performance, using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance (VGFSP) as a basis. The VGFSP provide guidance to strengthen and monitor compliance by flag States with their international duties and obligations regarding the flagging and control of fishing vessels. Paragraphs 6-43 […]

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31 Oct
2018

Source: Guardian Author: Sulaimon Salau Major ocean assets on decline About eight African countries comprising the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) Commission, yesterday, frowned on underutilisation of the massive ocean assets, even as it decried the continued loss of about $2 billion yearly to illegal/unregulated fishing in the region. The Gulf of Guinea is made up […]

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26 Oct
2018

Source: Global Fish Watch Author: Samantha Emmert Global Fishing Watch and Oceana applaud Peru’s leadership on fisheries transparency As world leaders prepare to gather in Bali, Indonesia for the fifth-annual Our Ocean conference, Peru has taken bold action to make its national vessel tracking data publicly available for the first time through Global Fishing Watch […]

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