Year: 2022

27 Jan
2022

Source: defenceWeb Benin, Ghana and Togo have signed a pact to work together to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Gulf of Guinea. Benin and Togo completed their first joint patrol operation in mid-December. It was funded by the European Union’s Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in Western Africa program, known as PESCAO. […]

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25 Jan
2022

Source: The Jakarta Post The Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI) considers illegal fishing and threats to sovereign rights as key challenges to the development of Indonesia’s sustainable ocean economy. As stated in the Indonesia Marine Policy Track Record 2021 & Projection 2022 report published by IOJI, these threats potentially hamper national efforts to provide effective […]

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24 Jan
2022

Source: GhanaWeb A three-month investigation based on interviews with dozens of fishery experts, company records, and financial documents has revealed an opaque network of Chinese control and ownership of many industrial fishing vessels operating in Ghanaian waters in contravention of local laws.

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21 Jan
2022

Source: Diálogo Americas In early January 2022, the Maritime Joint Command (CCM, in Spanish), under the Argentine Armed Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, initiated its operations. For the first time, the agency brings together the Argentine Army, Navy, and Air Force to combat maritime crimes, such as illegal fishing, and to control the sea and […]

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20 Jan
2022

Source: Homeland Security Today The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB 201) and Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) will aim to extend the Coast Guard’s at-sea enforcement presence in the region through a 40-day patrol. “Aiga,” the Samoan word for family, is designed to integrate Coast Guard capabilities and operations with Pacific Island Country […]

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18 Jan
2022

Source: SeaFoodSource Starting in February, NOAA Fisheries will enact a ban prohibiting port access for all Mexican fishing boats that operate in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal agency said in a statement that the move, which will become effective Monday, 7 February, comes as the U.S. issued a “negative certification” against its southern neighbor […]

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