IUU fishing

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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23 Feb
2021

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Devices with better connection and features boost users’ peace of mind at sea The eastern Pacific Ocean is home to valuable tuna fisheries worth more than $5 billion each year.  These stocks are managed by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which is responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of tunas and […]

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9 Feb
2021

Source: FAO 8 February 2021, Rome – The 34th session of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI34) ended its week-long meeting on Friday with its Members endorsing the first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, urging stronger action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and stressing the importance of recovering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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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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15 Jan
2021

Source: Science Authors: Andrew F. Johnson and Susanna Lidstrom Since the 1980s, China has developed into the most important player in global capture fisheries; the country now catches about 15% of the global total. As scientists and environmental groups called for an end to harmful fishing subsidies, China spent US$5.89 billion in 2018—more than twice […]

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13 Jan
2021

Source: The Maritime Executive The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is joining the U.S. government’s effort to fight illegal fishing in far-flung waters. NOAA has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) across borders and to promote sustainable fisheries abroad.  […]

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8 Jan
2021

On 11 December 2020, the EU IUU Coalition (The Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF) co-hosted a webinar alongside the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the European Union’s (EU’s) pioneering EU IUU Regulation coming into force. Titled The […]

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