Transparency

12 Feb
2020

Source: Seafood Source Several retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the Southeast Asian nation to preserve major regulations in the fisheries sector amidst fears that recently-made reforms may be rolled back. In an open letter posted on the website of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) last week, the buyers said they “urge the Royal […]

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17 Jan
2020

Source: Seafood Source In 2017, two South Korean vessels were caught fishing illegally and violating conservation measures in the region governed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, but were not sanctioned and instead were allowed to sell their fish on the international market. The incident brought rebukes from other countries, including […]

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9 Dec
2019

8 January 2020, European Parliament The EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) is co-hosting an event with MEP Clara Aguilera and MEP Chris Davies to discuss ways of improving seafood traceability and transparency in the EU. The EU has in place one of the […]

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6 Dec
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive Author: Sally Yozell, The Stimpson Center Commercial fishing employs more than 40 million people in a global market estimated to have reached $156 billion in 2017. Despite its size and importance, the fishing industry remains shrouded in mystery, lacking crucial information about where and how much fish is being caught, vessel […]

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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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1 Nov
2019

Source: Oceana Oceana urges Mediterranean countries to preserve young and undersized fish in the Mediterranean in order to restore fish stocks of the world’s most overfished sea. As FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is to meet in Athens next week, Oceana calls for all new management plans to protect spawning and breeding grounds (Essential […]

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24 Oct
2019

Our Ocean Conference 2019 side event invitation Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a significant threat to the world’s marine resources. It endangers food security, threatens livelihoods, undermines the rule of law and deprives States and local communities of revenues. Countries, in their capacity as flag, coastal or market States, are the primary actors […]

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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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