RFMO

18 Nov
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Managers must conserve tunas and sharks, reform transshipment, and end illegal fishing Overview The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is responsible for the long-term conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks, including tunas and sharks, in the western and central Pacific Ocean. The Pew Charitable Trusts calls […]

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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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11 Nov
2019

Source: Undercurrent News The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) — under the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization — has moved to increase fisheries transparency, protect threatened corals, and preserve fish breeding grounds. The enforcement of a package of measures will be vital to help revert the “overfishing crisis” of this sea, said […]

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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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23 Sep
2019

Source: Undercurrent News VIGO, Spain — Tuna industry regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) should take a zero-tolerance approach to countries unwilling to share catch and vessel data, said a top Spanish fisheries chief at the XI World Tuna Conference.  “We need 100% observer coverage across all vessels and to re-enforce and strengthen transshipment controls. We need […]

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24 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve […]

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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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2 Jul
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Grantly Galland Fisheries body has chance to adopt best practices at its upcoming meeting The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) works to ensure that high-seas fishing for Pacific chub mackerel, Pacific saury, two squid species, and other stocks across the north Pacific Ocean is legal, transparent, and sustainable. The […]

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5 Jun
2019

Source: Undercurrent News To mark June 5 — the annual international day against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) — a collective of environmental NGOs known as the EU IUU coalition (the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, the Nature Conservancy, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF) have launched a new report on global IUU fishing. The […]

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