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11 Jun
2019

Source: Forbes Author: Ana Garcia Valdivia Every 8 of June since 2008 we celebrate the World Oceans Day to remind the major role that oceans have in everyday life and create awareness about the impact of human actions on the seas. This year, the fight against plastic pollution and marine litter has occupied a central […]

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7 Jun
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive A new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) details cases of slavery, debt bondage, insufficient food and water, filthy living conditions, physical and sexual assault and murder aboard fishing vessels from 13 countries operating across three oceans.  The report Blood and Water details numerous cases of abuse, on vessels flying the flags […]

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5 Jun
2019

Source: Undercurrent News To mark June 5 — the annual international day against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) — a collective of environmental NGOs known as the EU IUU coalition (the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, the Nature Conservancy, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF) have launched a new report on global IUU fishing. The […]

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5 Jun
2019

Reinforcing the EU’s multilateral actions to promote best practices On Wednesday, 5 June, on the International Day Against IUU Fishing the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF – the EU IUU Coalition, launch a report outlining the minimum transparency and anti-IUU fishing measures deemed vital for Regional […]

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4 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Progress follows initiatives at global, regional, and national levels The fight against a global, multibillion-dollar-a-year illicit activity can be painstakingly slow. And for more than a decade that’s been the story with the effort to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing around the world. But […]

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8 May
2019

The largest Seafood Expo Global to date is taking place this week in Brussels. Thousands of seafood industry professionals from around the world are in attendance, along with other key stakeholders including governments. It is therefore a fantastic opportunity to highlight the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, promote best practices, and reiterate […]

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8 May
2019

Source: SeafoodSource Author: Marc Godfrey A new digitized import database system in the European Union will make it harder for illegally caught fishery products to enter the world’s most lucrative market, according to the bloc’s top marine official. The new CATCH software, launched by Commissioner Karmenu Vella during Seafood Expo Global 2019, responsible for Environment, […]

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7 May
2019

Source: EJF Following reports of mislabelled seafood in South Korean markets, EJF conducted the first comprehensive DNA test to determine the size of the problem. Shockingly, it found that one out of three seafood samples tested were wrongly labelled. Naming is knowing; knowing what fish you’re eating gives you the power to control your diet, […]

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1 May
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Member governments not taking enough recommended steps to improve sustainability The parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA) abide by an important principle: They will follow the agreement’s legal obligations to “ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks.” The […]

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