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27 Jun
2019

Source: European Commission The EU recognises Taiwan’s reforms put in place during the last three and a half years to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).Today the European Commission decided to lift the yellow card acknowledging the progress made by Taiwan and the major upgrade of its fisheries legal and administrative systems to fight […]

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25 Jun
2019

Source: IISD / SDG Knowledge Hub Author: Remi Parmentier, The Varda Group Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently went on record about the importance of completing by year-end the WTO negotiations for the elimination of fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing […]

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25 Jun
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Vietnam will be taking urgent measures to handle its illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing problems following the latest extension of the EU’s yellow card warning, reports VNE Express. The ministry of public security has been called upon to take strict measures against those working as intermediaries to send fishermen to foreign waters, […]

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18 Jun
2019

Source: The Guardian Destructive industrial fishing practices condemned as ‘corporate, organised crime’ Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers is decimating Ghana’s fish populations and costing the country’s economy tens of millions of dollars a year, according to researchers. An investigation published on Monday by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) claims that “saiko” fishing, whereby trawlers target the staple […]

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12 Jun
2019

Source: Oceana FAO’s GFCM recognises Oceana and UN PSI campaign to mobilise insurance industry against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – with over 30 signatories so far Oceana and the UN PSI received an award yesterday from the FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean for their work on fighting illegal fishing. The recognition, given for best […]

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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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