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31 Jan
2022

Source: SeaFoodSource A campaign to develop, publicize, and enforce guidelines setting standards for the responsible management of transferring catch between vessels at sea is gaining momentum. The Food and Agriculture Organization is leading an effort to close loopholes allowing for transshipment of catch on the high seas, a practice the United Nations organization said encourages […]

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30 Jan
2022

Source: Environment News Service LYON, France, January 30, 2022 (ENS) – Fisheries crime is linked to other serious crimes such as human trafficking and the smuggling of drugs and explosives, Interpol’s environmental and maritime security teams report after a five-month intelligence operation spanning 34 countries and all oceans.

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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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