Transparency

23 Jan
2019

This document presents the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use of cost-efficient tracking […]

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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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30 Nov
2018

Source: The Diplomat Author: Sally Yozell* Beijing’s no-show at the recent Our Ocean Conference was a missed opportunity for it to be part of the solution. Although more than a billion people rely on the oceans for food, today the vast majority of fishing grounds are under threat from both large-scale illegal and unregulated fishing […]

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26 Nov
2018

Source: ClientEarth, EJF, Oceana, Our Fish, PEW and WWF Upcoming discussions in the European Parliament to revise the control regulation will be key for all involved in the fisheries sector, including consumers. Up to one in five wild-caught fish sold at market is stolen from the sea through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sales […]

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12 Nov
2018

Source: FAO Norway has undertaken a self-assessment of flag State performance, using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance (VGFSP) as a basis. The VGFSP provide guidance to strengthen and monitor compliance by flag States with their international duties and obligations regarding the flagging and control of fishing vessels. Paragraphs 6-43 […]

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24 Oct
2018

Source: EJF EJF published a new report showing that the global fishing industry suffers from a shocking lack of transparency, allowing Illegal operators to create as much confusion as possible around their identities; escaping detection by changing vessel names; concealing ownership; flying different flags to avoid detection; or removing ships from registers entirely. This report […]

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25 Sep
2018

Source: The Maritime Executive Thailand has become one of the first countries in Southeast Asia to publish a full list of all its registered and licensed fishing vessels, alongside a watchlist containing vessels prohibited from fishing. Making such information freely available is a crucial step in eradicating illegal fishing and human rights abuse in the […]

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24 Sep
2018

Source: RUSI Author:  Veerle Nouwens* and Cathy Haenlein** China has reportedly started cracking down on its distant water fleet (DWF), namely, its fleet of vessels that fish in areas outside the country’s domestic waters. The move has come as a surprise to fishing companies and the counter-illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing community alike given […]

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19 Sep
2018

Source: SeaFoodSource Author: Nicki Holmyard One in four fish in Africa is still caught illegally, despite the efforts of many African nations to overcome the problem. According to the organization Stop Illegal Fishing, an independent non-profit based in Africa dedicated to ending illegal fishing in the continent’s waters, ongoing efforts are being made by the […]

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