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16 Dec
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Several non-governmental organizations are welcoming the progress that South Korea is making in addressing the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing even as they have concerns about an official at the government’s seafood certification body.  In a press release from Environmental Justice Foundation, the Citizens’ Institute for Environmental Studies and the […]

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16 Dec
2019

Source: Seafood Source Despite an agreement on a resolution addressing climate change’s impact on the fisheries it regulates, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) failed to tackle several key issues at its annual meeting, which took place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, last week. In its most notable move during the meeting, […]

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9 Dec
2019

8 January 2020, European Parliament The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is co-hosting an event with MEP Clara Aguilera and MEP Chris Davies to discuss ways of improving seafood traceability and transparency in the EU. The EU has in place one of the […]

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7 Dec
2019

Source: The Guardian Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned. […]

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6 Dec
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive Author: Sally Yozell, The Stimpson Center Commercial fishing employs more than 40 million people in a global market estimated to have reached $156 billion in 2017. Despite its size and importance, the fishing industry remains shrouded in mystery, lacking crucial information about where and how much fish is being caught, vessel […]

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28 Nov
2019

Source: Oceana The European Parliament officially approved today the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its five-year […]

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28 Nov
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Transferring catch in western and central Pacific Ocean is big—and complex—business The Pacific Ocean is home to the world’s largest and most valuable tuna fishery, with an annual catch worth US$28.5 billion. To help get those fish to market, valuable species such as albacore, bigeye and yellowfin tuna are transferred […]

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21 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The number of overfished stocks has been growing for years, but the commonly cited statistic that 90 percent of stocks are in peril doesn’t accurately reflect the health of the world’s oceans. Manual Barange, the policy and resource director at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries and Aquaculture division, carefully […]

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20 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The Tokyo Seafood Sustainability Symposium continues to encourage dialogue around seafood sustainability issues in Japan and beyond. This year’s symposium, hosted by Seafood Legacy, Co., Ltd. and Nikkei ESG, and co-hosted by The Walton Family Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, took place 7 and 8 November. A major topic […]

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