Americas

3 Mar
2021

Source: Global Newswire President Biden Urged to Increase Transparency and Traceability of Seafood to Protect American Fishermen, Businesses, Consumers and Oceans Washington, DC, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Oceana published a report making the case for expanding transparency and traceability to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud. While the federal government […]

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18 Jan
2021

Source: The Maritime Executive On a sunny day in June 2019, the seven crew members of the artisanal fishing boat Mercedes Rosario spotted big international vessels off Peru’s Pacific coast. Captain Jorge Jacinto Galán decided to anchor nearby and wait for nightfall, when these vessels turn on their powerful lights to attract Humboldt squid in large numbers. […]

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5 Oct
2020

Source: Forbes In August, the world turned its attention towards the tiny Galápagos archipelago when nearly 300 Chinese-flagged vessels were found fishing near the Ecuadorian EEZ that encompasses the biologically-significant islands, raising concerns about illegal and unregulated fishing. A new report by environmental non-profit Oceana claims that the vessels, now moving south through Peru, may be purposefully […]

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5 Mar
2020

Source: Business Wire Chile Shows Leadership on Fisheries Transparency, Oceana Calls on Other Countries to Follow Chile, Santiago, Business Wire – The Chilean government today made its vessel tracking data publicly available through Global Fishing Watch (GFW), which tracks the movements of commercial fishing* vessels in near real-time. By publishing its data, anyone can now remotely […]

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30 Oct
2019

Source: European Commission The European Commission continues its action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by notifying the Republic of Ecuador that it needs to step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said: “Ecuador is a major trade partner for […]

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18 Oct
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive IBM and Raw Seafoods Inc. have started a new collaboration connecting global sourcing partners, retailers and restauranteurs through the IBM Food Trust platform to enhance seafood traceability. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the initiative will start by digitizing the supply chain for scallops sourced from the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery. […]

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24 Jul
2019

Source: Undercurrent News Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister of fisheries, oceans and the Coast Guard, and Sean Casey, the parliamentary secretary to the minister, earlier this week announced the ratification of an international agreement that better brings commercial ports more into the battle against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.   As a statement from the government […]

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