Technology

18 Jan
2019

Source: World Economic Forum Author: Jim Leape Largely out of sight, criminals pillage the oceans. They steal millions of tonnes of fish each year. That is a huge economic loss, estimated to be somewhere in the tens of billions of dollars. It is an even larger threat to food security; a billion people depend on […]

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18 Sep
2018

Source: Undercurrent News Japan’s Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will help Global Fishing Watch and the Australian National Center for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales, with their investigation of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Following a memorandum of understanding signed on Sept. 3, the […]

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15 Sep
2018

Source: The Economist Illegal, unreported and unregulated. The business of off-the-books ocean fishing, abbreviated to IUU by international organisations, is a big one, worth many billions of dollars a year. Estimates of the annual catch landed beyond the authorities’ notice range from 11m to 26m tonnes. That is on top of an official catch of […]

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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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13 Sep
2017

Source: Nasdaq Author: Prableen Bajpai The global fishing industry is plagued with issues related to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The practice of IUU fishing is not only a transnational organized crime, but also a major threat to the sustainability of the world’s fisheries. The protocols in place are often abused and thus fall […]

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27 Aug
2017

Source: Bangkok Post Author: Dumrongkiat Mala The United States Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (Usaid Oceans) and UK satellite operator Inmarsat have signed a partnership agreement to improve traceability and promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia with the use of satellite communications.

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