RFMO

19 Feb
2020

Source: Science Daily Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environmental researchers. “These fisheries observers risk their lives to watch over industrial fishing activities, and yet […]

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7 Feb
2020

Source: SeafoodSource Some of the key global instruments to fight illegal fishing are under-resourced and underperforming, according to Sally Yozell, director of the environmental security program at the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based think-tank. Previously a senior adviser to former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Yozell was instrumental in starting the Our Ocean […]

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23 Dec
2019

The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is actively working to increase transparency and improve fisheries governance through the framework of regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs). On 5 June 2019 for the International Day for the Fight Against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, […]

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16 Dec
2019

Source: SeafoodSource Despite an agreement on a resolution addressing climate change’s impact on the fisheries it regulates, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) failed to tackle several key issues at its annual meeting, which took place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, last week. Read more

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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: SeafoodSource 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. markets. […]

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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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