IUU fishing

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 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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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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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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4 Nov
2019

In November 2019, two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) – the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), will host Commission meetings in which they will reflect upon and refine existing conservation and management measures, as well as potentially adopting new measures. The Environmental […]

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1 Nov
2019

Source: Oceana Oceana urges Mediterranean countries to preserve young and undersized fish in the Mediterranean in order to restore fish stocks of the world’s most overfished sea. As FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is to meet in Athens next week, Oceana calls for all new management plans to protect spawning and breeding grounds (Essential […]

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30 Oct
2019

Source: European Commission The European Commission continues its action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by notifying the Republic of Ecuador that it needs to step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said: “Ecuador is a major trade partner for […]

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