Source: WWF

Continue reading €12.5 million illegal bluefin tuna trade exposes threat to sustainable fisheries in Europe


Source: Greenpeace International

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa report released today on World Fisheries Day. The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences of overfishing and illegal fishing in this region and it provides specific recommendations for Governments on how to solve the crisis. [1] Continue reading Urgent action needed to solve West African food security threat

Source: Undercurrent News
Author: Matilde Mereghetti

Philippines senator Cynthia Villar warned that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing risks to destroy the country’s tuna industry, as president Rodrigo Duterte is to press Chinese president Xi Jinping on a code of conduct for the sea. Continue reading Senator: IUU risks transforming Philippines’ tuna-rich seas into ‘virtual deserts’


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 and the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron. Continue reading Caribbean States improve ability to prosecute fisheries cases