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7 Jan
2016

Source & Author: Pew Charitable Trust Mauritius has ratified the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), the international treaty designed to prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through legitimate fishing ports. An island nation in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius joins Seychelles, Gabon, Mozambique, and Somalia to become the fifth African nation to sign on […]

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24 Dec
2015

Source: Oceana Author: Mercedes Rosello Whilst the EU IUU Regulation[1] has been a pioneering initiative placing the EU at the helm of the global fight against IUU fishing, one challenge that continues to mar efforts to address IUU fishing across the EU is the identification of European interests behind IUU fishing operations.

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9 Dec
2015

Source: EJF Author: Sebastian Buschmann Christmas is almost here, and as you might know, the festive season in Germany comes with a lot of traditional fish dishes. Celebrations usually call for carp, a freshwater fish from our rivers in Europe or often produced in aquaculture farms. Thankfully for the consumer who may be on the lookout […]

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30 Nov
2015

Source & Author: EJF An EJF investigation has uncovered a sophisticated system of slavery and severe human rights abuses aboard “pirate” fishing vessels operating from the Thai fishing port of Kantang. The new report, Thailand’s Seafood Slaves, lays out detailed evidence of the abuses and names those responsible. 

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26 Nov
2015

Source: House of Ocean Author: Mercedes Rosello Note: This blog post was first published on Swiss Re Open Minds. As the World Bank points out, the oceans have a vast potential to unlock sustainable development, being also a key factor in the regulation of the Earth’s climate systems. The ocean feeds and provides work security for […]

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