illegal fishing

26 Jan
2021

Source: The Guardian Crew on two vessels face further investigation in Pacific nation, a month after similar incident in Palau Two Chinese fishing vessels have been detained by Vanuatu authorities amid allegations they were fishing illegally in the Pacific nation’s territorial waters. Read more

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18 Jan
2021

Source: The Maritime Executive On a sunny day in June 2019, the seven crew members of the artisanal fishing boat Mercedes Rosario spotted big international vessels off Peru’s Pacific coast. Captain Jorge Jacinto Galán decided to anchor nearby and wait for nightfall, when these vessels turn on their powerful lights to attract Humboldt squid in large numbers. […]

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15 Jan
2021

Source: Science Authors: Andrew F. Johnson and Susanna Lidstrom Since the 1980s, China has developed into the most important player in global capture fisheries; the country now catches about 15% of the global total. As scientists and environmental groups called for an end to harmful fishing subsidies, China spent US$5.89 billion in 2018—more than twice […]

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13 Jan
2021

Source: The Maritime Executive The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is joining the U.S. government’s effort to fight illegal fishing in far-flung waters. NOAA has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) across borders and to promote sustainable fisheries abroad.  […]

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8 Jan
2021

On 11 December 2020, the EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) co-hosted a webinar alongside the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the European Union’s (EU’s) pioneering EU IUU Regulation coming into force. Titled The […]

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9 Dec
2020

Virtual panel debate: EU and international stakeholders taking stock of the successes of the EU IUU Regulation and exploring future actions Join us for a stimulating discussion to mark the 10th anniversary of the pioneering EU Regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Through this unique ocean governance framework, the […]

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9 Dec
2020

Author: Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Source: Euractiv The European Union is leading the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and has a lot to be proud of. Yet, many challenges are still lying ahead, writes Virginijus Sinkevičius. Read more

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28 Oct
2020

Source: EJF Ghanaian workers have reported shocking human rights abuses aboard Chinese-owned trawl vessels, from beatings to a lack of drinkable water or basic medicines and punishing working hours. This abuse of the crew goes hand-in-hand with threats, the bribery of fisheries observers and large-scale illegal fishing. The testimonies, documented in a new report from EJF, are […]

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