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29 May
2020

Source: SeafoodSource The Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna Vessels (OPAGAC), a Spain-based association of nine operators of 47 tuna purse-seiners fishing in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, has called upon the European Union to revise its criteria for allowing seafood imports from China. Read more

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26 May
2020

How governments and industry can complement each other Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global threat to the health and sustainability of our fisheries. Many key seafood industry actors – from suppliers to retailers – actively seek to ensure that no illegally caught seafood enters their supply chains. To strengthen these efforts, more […]

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20 May
2020

Source: World Economic Forum Author: Rashid Sumaila The COVID-19 recovery is a chance to foster a truly sustainable ocean economy. To that end, the world must work together to end harmful subsidies that encourage overfishing and exploitation. Funds should be diverted to encourage sustainable fishing practices – and the WTO has a crucial role to […]

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12 May
2020

Source: World Economic Forum COVID-19’s impact is being felt at sea as well as on land. The pandemic offers an opportunity to start building a sustainable ocean economy fit for the future. Here are 8 areas for policy-makers to consider. Almost no facet of our global economy has been immune to the COVID-19 crisis. Read […]

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8 May
2020

Source: UNCTAD The pandemic is inflicting economic and social harm on those working in fisheries sectors, but it opens a window to make seafood industries more sustainable. Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have hit fishers hard, but on the other hand the crisis may offer opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable, according […]

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7 May
2020

Source: South China Morning Post The two consignments, which on their own doubled the amount seized last year, represent the slaughter of an estimated 38,500 protected sharks Most of the dried fins discovered were taken from the protected ‘thresher’ and ‘silk’ species Hong Kong customs officials have made their largest shark fin seizure ever, uncovering […]

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7 May
2020

Source: NewFood Alongside renewable energy, sustainable transportation and habitat restoration, the scientists have offered proposals to policymakers which include key points about how oceans can support food security and food systems. Debates around the Green New Deal have largely centred around climate change concerns on land, but a group of scientists are calling on policymakers […]

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