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24 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve […]

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24 Jul
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister of fisheries, oceans and the Coast Guard, and Sean Casey, the parliamentary secretary to the minister, earlier this week announced the ratification of an international agreement that better brings commercial ports more into the battle against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.   As a statement from the government […]

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18 Jul
2019

Source: European Commission The European Union and Canada signed an ocean partnership agreement on 18 July. The partnerships confirms the two sides’ belief that ocean governance is a shared challenge and responsibility. Only international cooperation can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, their resources and ecosystems. The partnership agreement includes clear commitments to […]

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16 Jul
2019

Source: The Guardian Charity accuses government agencies of ignoring ‘rampant’ rule-breaking in industry, and encourages whistleblowers A website for whistleblowers to expose illegal or unethical practices in the fishing industry has been launched by a charity campaigning to end overfishing in European Union waters. “Fishyleaks” has been set up by Our Fish to provide an anonymous and […]

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15 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Analysis of satellite signals in the world’s most overfished sea reveals over 28 thousand hours of apparent fishing inside protected areas throughout 2018. Oceana has unveiled potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing in the waters of the Mediterranean – the world’s most overfished sea (80% of fish stocks). The findings from this analysis will […]

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9 Jul
2019

In a new report titled “Achieving transparency and combating IUU fishing in RFMOs”, the EU IUU NGO coalition outline the minimum transparency and anti-IUU fishing measures that we consider essential for RFMO Contracting Parties and Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CPCs) to adopt and implement. Relevant to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), we consider […]

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9 Jul
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive July 9 is European Fish Dependence Day, the moment when the E.U. has used up all its own seafood resources and must rely entirely on imports for the rest of the year to meet demand.  This year it falls about a whole month earlier than in 2000. Illegal fishing and over-fishing […]

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2 Jul
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Grantly Galland Fisheries body has chance to adopt best practices at its upcoming meeting The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) works to ensure that high-seas fishing for Pacific chub mackerel, Pacific saury, two squid species, and other stocks across the north Pacific Ocean is legal, transparent, and sustainable. The […]

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28 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Strengthening governance in port reduces risk of illicit fish getting to market, study finds One of the biggest threats to ocean health is illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which accounts for up to 1 in 5 wild-caught fish. IUU fishing imperils the sustainability of the […]

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