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16 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source A new report, recently published on ResearchGate, has found that the current catch documentation method for Atlantic bluefin tuna used by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas leaves large loopholes that can be exploited by fishers catching more than what is allowed, allowing them to have illicit catch enter E.U. […]

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15 Nov
2019

Source: The Fisheries Secretariat The control of fishing should be improved and made more effective, according to the Swedish government. They have now instructed the Coast Guard and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) to investigate how. This summer, Sweden commissioned SWAM to propose how camera surveillance onboard fishing vessels can be carried […]

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15 Nov
2019

Source: The Reykjavik Grapevine Some 30,000 documents published by Wikileaks as The Fishrot Files, and subsequently reported on by Stundin, RÚV’s investigative news programme Kveikur, Al-Jazeera and The Namibian, show that Samherji, Iceland’s largest fishing company, has for years been engaging in bribery of public officials to secure fishing quotas in Namibia. The proceeds from their operations, totalling some […]

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14 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The fifth annual Tokyo Seafood Sustainability Symposium, which took place 7 and 8 November, was the largest ever, with 100 speakers and 1,000 attendees, making it Asia’s biggest event focused on seafood sustainability. The robust attendance shows sustainability has firmly entered the mainstream conversation when it comes to seafood in Japan, according […]

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13 Nov
2019

Source: Seafood Source The global distant-water fishing industry benefits just a handful of fishing countries, while capturing the bounty of coastal nations that often have poor governance and limited resources. A new report published by the Stimson Center identifies the top distant-water fishing fleets in the world, where they operate, and their connection to illegal, unreported, and […]

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13 Nov
2019

Source: ASEAN Today Two years ago, the European Commission warned Vietnam for not fulfilling its international obligations on tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Two years on, the country has made clear it will no longer tolerate rogue actors that threaten fish stocks. Editorial Vietnamese officials have been making preparations for the second review of […]

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11 Nov
2019

Source: Undercurrent News The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) — under the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization — has moved to increase fisheries transparency, protect threatened corals, and preserve fish breeding grounds. The enforcement of a package of measures will be vital to help revert the “overfishing crisis” of this sea, said […]

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9 Nov
2019

This document presents an update of the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use […]

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5 Nov
2019

Source: Undercurrent News The European Commission’s team of inspectors will begin its second review of Vietnam’s illegal fishing scene on Nov. 5, reports Vietnam Plus. The team will investigate the implementation of measures by the Vietnamese government to reduce cases of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in its waters, after the European Commission issued a […]

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