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Jun

Source & Author: EU Commission

A lot has changed since the EU declared “zero tolerance” on illegal fishing in January 2010. The world has become more aware of the importance of responsible fishing, and many countries have improved their fisheries management systems. Big market powers like the US, Japan and Canada have joined forces with the EU’s trailblazing anti-IUU legislation. Continue reading The EU and FAO closing the door to illegal fish

1
Jun

Source: odi
Author: Alfonso Daniels, Miren Gutierrez, Gonzalo Fanjul, Arantxa Guereña, Ishbel Matheson and Kevin Watkins

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is at the centre of a crisis of sustainability. Nowhere is that crisis more visible than in western Africa. Current rates of extraction are driving several species towards extinction while jeopardising the livelihoods of local fishing communities across Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mauritania. Continue reading Western Africa’s missing fish: the impacts of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and under-reporting catches by foreign fleets