IUU fishing

9 Jul
2019

In a new report titled “Achieving transparency and combating IUU fishing in RFMOs”, the EU IUU NGO coalition outline the minimum transparency and anti-IUU fishing measures that we consider essential for RFMO Contracting Parties and Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CPCs) to adopt and implement. Relevant to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), we consider […]

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28 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Strengthening governance in port reduces risk of illicit fish getting to market, study finds One of the biggest threats to ocean health is illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which accounts for up to 1 in 5 wild-caught fish. IUU fishing imperils the sustainability of the […]

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25 Jun
2019

Source: IISD / SDG Knowledge Hub Author: Remi Parmentier, The Varda Group Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently went on record about the importance of completing by year-end the WTO negotiations for the elimination of fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing […]

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25 Jun
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Vietnam will be taking urgent measures to handle its illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing problems following the latest extension of the EU’s yellow card warning, reports VNE Express. The ministry of public security has been called upon to take strict measures against those working as intermediaries to send fishermen to foreign waters, […]

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12 Jun
2019

Source: Oceana FAO’s GFCM recognises Oceana and UN PSI campaign to mobilise insurance industry against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – with over 30 signatories so far Oceana and the UN PSI received an award yesterday from the FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean for their work on fighting illegal fishing. The recognition, given for best […]

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18 Jan
2019

Source: World Economic Forum Author: Jim Leape Largely out of sight, criminals pillage the oceans. They steal millions of tonnes of fish each year. That is a huge economic loss, estimated to be somewhere in the tens of billions of dollars. It is an even larger threat to food security; a billion people depend on […]

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17 Jan
2019

Source: Hakai Magazine Author: Kimberley Riskas Bunker vessels are one of the most connected ships at sea; tracking them could pinpoint clusters of illegal fishing. Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world’s oceans, up to US $23-billion is lost annually to illegal, […]

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30 Nov
2018

Source: The Diplomat Author: Sally Yozell* Beijing’s no-show at the recent Our Ocean Conference was a missed opportunity for it to be part of the solution. Although more than a billion people rely on the oceans for food, today the vast majority of fishing grounds are under threat from both large-scale illegal and unregulated fishing […]

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