MCS & enforcement

6 Nov
2017

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) Experts in EU and WTO law have concluded that introducing compulsory identifying numbers for non-EU fishing vessels exporting seafood to the EU is compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. In light of this, environmental organisations are calling for the European Commission to reconsider their approach.

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25 Oct
2017

Source: Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Belize City, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 (CRFM)— Twenty border control officers from six Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) completed a three-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados […]

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25 Oct
2017

Source: franciscoblaha.info Author: Francisco Blaha In January this year, I wrote in a blog entry (and on an SPC article): “If a country does not control its fleets, then its products should be subjected to higher tariffs until this issue is solved. Add to this a European Union ‘yellow card’ – which uses the potential […]

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19 Oct
2017

Source: Marine Developments Author: Jake Turnbull Marine protected areas (MPAs) currently cover over 5% of the world’s ocean and are designed to protect and preserve various resources within their boundaries. This goes some way to meeting internationally agreed goals of 10% ocean protection by 2020, and 30% by 2030.

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17 Oct
2017

Source: Awoko The United Nations on 6 October 2017 called for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.

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13 Oct
2017

Source: EU Reporter Author: Martin Banks The stark statistics speak for themselves. At current rates of consumption, plastic debris will most likely outnumber fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. More than 90% of fish stocks in the Mediterranean are over-exploited and the amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere […]

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9 Oct
2017

Source: Science Direct Author: Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood Highlights: •IUU fishing highlights the loophole in the fisheries management systems of countries in the Gulf of Guinea. •The threat amounts to 65% of the legal reported catch in the Gulf of Guinea. •It undermines marine conservation efforts, and so is a threat to the SDGs. •Regional cooperation as a possible […]

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