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23 Aug
2018

Source: The Independent Author: Josh Gabbatiss Investigation reveals use of nations like Cayman Islands and Belize by companies and vessels involved in potentially damaging practices. Industries linked to environmental damage including Amazon rainforest deforestation and illegal fishing are heavily involved in the shady world of offshore tax havens. An investigation has revealed that huge quantities […]

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20 Aug
2018

Source: The Pew Charitable Trust Author: Huw Thomas* Fish and fish products are among the world’s most highly traded food commodities, valued at roughly US$150 billion annually. Unfortunately, not all products are caught within the law: Illegal and unreported fishing accounts for up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood a year, according to one study—or 1 […]

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6 Aug
2018

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Julie Janovsky* Ten years ago, with ocean ecosystems and coastal communities feeling the impacts of illegal fishing, the European Union stepped up by adopting the first regulation to address this destructive crime. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing accounts for up to US $23.5 billion worth of seafood per year globally, […]

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12 Jul
2018

Source & Author: Oceana Oceana launched today a report uncovering 41 potential cases of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Mediterranean Sea using data from Global Fishing Watch. The findings were submitted and discussed at two governmental meetings of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)1, during which countries failed to provide clarification on whether […]

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24 Apr
2017

Author: Grant Humphries of Black Bawks Data Science The European Commission is currently developing an IT system to improve implementation of the catch certificate scheme which is a cornerstone of EU legislation aimed at barring illegal seafood imports. Here, IT expert Grant Humphries of Black Bawks Data Science describes how a relatively straightforward algorithm can be […]

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13 Jan
2017

Source: Oceana Author: Vanya Vulperhorst EU vessels operate outside EU waters under different authorisation types. The EU, on behalf of its member states signs public access agreements (also called Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements or SFPAs) with a non-EU coastal State.

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