overfishing

20 Oct
2020

Source: Modern Ghana The European Union (EU) has called on Government of Ghana to do everything in its power to end the illegal trade of Saiko before the practice destroy the entire sector. Read more

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5 Oct
2020

Source: Forbes In August, the world turned its attention towards the tiny Galápagos archipelago when nearly 300 Chinese-flagged vessels were found fishing near the Ecuadorian EEZ that encompasses the biologically-significant islands, raising concerns about illegal and unregulated fishing. A new report by environmental non-profit Oceana claims that the vessels, now moving south through Peru, may be purposefully […]

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10 Sep
2020

Source: Euronews A statement has been signed by more than 300 scientists calling for the EU to end overfishing to protect the health of our oceans. The message, delivered to EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, earlier this week, said that limits on fishing must be imposed “as an urgent and […]

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24 Jul
2020

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts New World Trade Organization rules would help ocean, local fleets, and coastal communities Overfishing is one of the greatest threats to ocean health, yet for decades many governments have paid subsidies to their fishing fleets, helping them fish beyond levels that are biologically sustainable. It’s time to end these harmful subsidies, some […]

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21 Jul
2020

Source: EJF EU consumers are inadvertently supporting illegal practices and severe overfishing in Ghana’s waters, a new report by EJF has concluded. Industrial trawlers authorised to export to the EU have been linked to illegal foreign ownership and implicated in the use of prohibited nets, fishing in the exclusion zone reserved for small-scale canoe fishers, and the […]

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16 Jul
2020

Source: EJF Six Chinese supertrawlers have arrived in Liberia, capable of taking over 12,000 tonnes of fish a year – nearly twice the nation’s sustainable catch. This has sparked outrage among canoe fishers, who fear for their jobs and food security. Liberia is now the third West African country to witness a sudden increase in […]

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13 Jul
2020

Source: WWF WWF reveals evidence of widespread illegal fishing in 11 Mediterranean Multiple species of sharks and rays, some of them critically endangered, are being illegally caught on a regular basis in the Mediterranean Sea, evidence obtained by WWF reveals. These activities are proof of Member States’ failure to enforce and comply with  EU fisheries […]

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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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