illegal fishing

8 Apr
2020

Source: Seafood Source Ghana’s sardine fishery is on the verge of collapse as a result of unsustainable fishing by visiting Chinese trawlers, according to a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation. The report examined “saiko,” the trade between foreign trawlers selling juvenile bycatch to Ghanaian artisinal fishers, who sell the fish in coastal communities. […]

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7 Apr
2020

Source: Mongabay A new report based on interviews with migrant fishers on three tuna fishing vessels operating out of Taiwan suggests that forced labor and illegal fishing practices continue within major tuna supply chains, despite efforts by companies and governments to stamp them out. The fishers’ allegations included deception, physical violence, wage deductions, debt bondage, […]

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3 Apr
2020

Source: Philstar Global MANILA, Philippines — Commercial fishing operators have taken advantage of the government agencies’ preoccupation with combating the spread of the new coronavirus in the country by entering areas meant for small-scale fishermen, a non-government organization said. In a statement, Oceana called on national government agencies and on local government units to intensify their maritime […]

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31 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source A new series of regulations on China’s distant-water fleet set to enter into force in April will force further transparency on the fleet and will crack down on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity, according to a government document announcing the rules. The “Distant-Water Fishing Management System,” which will be enforced […]

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23 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has profound effects on the economies and pocketbooks of developing countries, removing billions of dollars worth of fish every year from the legal trading system. Between 8 and 14 million metric tons of fish are caught illegally every year, according to a new study from the University of […]

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9 Mar
2020

Source: The Ecologist Meet the female fishmongers in Liberia fighting for healthy fisheries. On the landing beaches of Liberia fishing canoes crowd the shallows, the bright colour schemes and fluttering flags showing the pride the fishermen take in their work. But although the men haul the nets this is an industry underpinned by women. Fishmongers […]

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5 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source A Ghana-based vessel with Chinese ownership is back fishing, without having paid a record USD 1 million (EUR 900,000) fine levied by the Ghanaian government for illegal fishing in that country’s waters. The Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 (AF 756) was arrested for illegal fishing in Ghana’s waters in June 2019. Locally registered company Gyinam […]

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4 Mar
2020

Source: Seafood Source As campaigns against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing continue in Africa, at least eight countries have resolved to develop a common strategy to counter the practice. The eight countries, all members of the Southern Africa Development Community – an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana – are drawing up a plan […]

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3 Mar
2020

Source: Mongabay The administration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo has proposed a sweeping slate of deregulation to boost investment, affecting laws on fisheries, maritime affairs, and coastal and small island development. Experts have warned that some of the proposed revisions will hurt small-scale and traditional fishers, who account for much of the country’s fishing fleet. […]

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2 Mar
2020

Source: The Asean Post Relations between the EU and some ASEAN member states have been tense in recent years because of the seafood trade, stemming from the European Commission’s (EC) sanctions related to the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam hopes to promote cooperation among ASEAN member states and […]

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