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Source: DG Mare

The European Union, together with partners engaged in Arctic matters (Canada, the People’s Republic of China, the Kingdom of Denmark in respect of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Japan, The Republic of Korea, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States), tonight succeeded in reaching an international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas. That is, until sufficient scientific information to support the sustainable exploitation of fish stocks in the region is available.

Continue reading EU and Arctic partners agree to prevent unregulated fishing in high seas


Source: Greenpeace International

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa report released today on World Fisheries Day. The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences of overfishing and illegal fishing in this region and it provides specific recommendations for Governments on how to solve the crisis. [1] Continue reading Urgent action needed to solve West African food security threat

Source: Undercurrent News
Author: Matilde Mereghetti

Philippines senator Cynthia Villar warned that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing risks to destroy the country’s tuna industry, as president Rodrigo Duterte is to press Chinese president Xi Jinping on a code of conduct for the sea. Continue reading Senator: IUU risks transforming Philippines’ tuna-rich seas into ‘virtual deserts’