Category Archives: IUU Fishing

EC lifts “yellow card” from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing; Thailand plays a central role in the international supply chain for fisheries products

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ANTARCTICA: Two more IUU vessels arrested; Had been using African coastal ports as hideaways to avoid detection – COLTO

Continue reading ANTARCTICA: Two more IUU vessels arrested; Had been using African coastal ports as hideaways to avoid detection – COLTO

REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

Continue reading REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

‘CRITICAL Improvements needed’: 66 eNGOs & academics write to MSC Chairman to highlight “key flaws in the MSC Standard”

Continue reading ‘CRITICAL Improvements needed’: 66 eNGOs & academics write to MSC Chairman to highlight “key flaws in the MSC Standard”

UN declares June 5 as International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing & 2022 as International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

Continue reading UN declares June 5 as International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing & 2022 as International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

SUSTAINABLE Fisheries Partnership publishes annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries; “The situation is still far from satisfactory in Asia”

Continue reading SUSTAINABLE Fisheries Partnership publishes annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries; “The situation is still far from satisfactory in Asia”

‘NON transparent…’ U.S. NOAA calls for “erroneous” WFF-funded paper “to be retracted from Marine Policy”: “Distorting information & disparaging U.S. fisheries…”

Continue reading ‘NON transparent…’ U.S. NOAA calls for “erroneous” WFF-funded paper “to be retracted from Marine Policy”: “Distorting information & disparaging U.S. fisheries…”

SALT: New Alliance aims to “tackle illegal fishing by improving seafood supply chains”; U.S. AID & Foundations-funded

Continue reading SALT: New Alliance aims to “tackle illegal fishing by improving seafood supply chains”; U.S. AID & Foundations-funded

EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

Continue reading EU fishing industry makes significant commitments to preserve and sustainably use ‘Our Oceans’

SALT: Walton Family Foundation/USAID-funded Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability to be launched/operated by FishWise in October

Continue reading SALT: Walton Family Foundation/USAID-funded Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability to be launched/operated by FishWise in October

SUSTAINABILITY reporting: “… increasing transparency of reporting by the world’s largest companies” highlighted by World Seafood Congress

Below is an excerpt from the World Seafood Congress 2017 wrap-up meeting on September 14  in Reykjavík Iceland 2017 – Based on inputs from Matís experts and chairs of sessions at the World Seafood Congress. The comments pertaining to “increasing transparency” by the world’s largest seafood companies follow the September 11, 2017 WSC  presentation by Seafood Intelligence editor Bertrand Charron, titled “Transparency & Sustainability Reporting in the Global Seafood Industry”:

Full highlighted Outcomes from the WSC 2017 here: https://wsc2017.com/2017/09/18/highlighted-outcomes-from-the-world-seafood-congress-in-reykjavik-iceland-2017/

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‘Salmon transparency index lauds Cermaq, Tassal for openness’ – Seafood Intelligence Transparency Benchmark findings in UnderCurrent News

Continue reading ‘Salmon transparency index lauds Cermaq, Tassal for openness’ – Seafood Intelligence Transparency Benchmark findings in UnderCurrent News

IMPROVEMENTS in CFP’s external dimension “positions the EU distant-water fishing fleets at the forefront of the world’s sustainable fisheries” – Europêche

Continue reading IMPROVEMENTS in CFP’s external dimension “positions the EU distant-water fishing fleets at the forefront of the world’s sustainable fisheries” – Europêche

TOKYO 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code: Accepts fishery products with MEL, MSC, AEL, or ASC certification, and/or GSSI-recognised

Continue reading TOKYO 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code: Accepts fishery products with MEL, MSC, AEL, or ASC certification, and/or GSSI-recognised

IFFO-RS takes “leap forward” with Version 2.0: “not just a collection of tweaks”; 40% of world’s fishmeal & fish oil production IFFO RS certified

Continue reading IFFO-RS takes “leap forward” with Version 2.0: “not just a collection of tweaks”; 40% of world’s fishmeal & fish oil production IFFO RS certified

RANK’N’SPANK: U.S. seafood foodservice firms prepare for “Greenpeace Groundhog Day” – ‘Annual Attempt at Ineffective Corporate Blackmail” says NFI

Continue reading RANK’N’SPANK: U.S. seafood foodservice firms prepare for “Greenpeace Groundhog Day” – ‘Annual Attempt at Ineffective Corporate Blackmail” says NFI

ITF applauds Thai Union & Greenpeace agreement: “Strong code of conduct for all vessels in their supply chain, along with enforceable labour standards, is central”

Continue reading ITF applauds Thai Union & Greenpeace agreement: “Strong code of conduct for all vessels in their supply chain, along with enforceable labour standards, is central”

“SMOOTH running of 2017 Bluefin tuna season” – EC: First time for all EU operators to use electronic catch documentation system

Continue reading “SMOOTH running of 2017 Bluefin tuna season” – EC: First time for all EU operators to use electronic catch documentation system

~10% of the world’s total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management – UBC’s Sea Around Us

Continue reading ~10% of the world’s total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management – UBC’s Sea Around Us

THAI Union “Going digital for sustainability”; Testing scalable platforms for electronic Catch Data and Traceability (eCDT) systems

Continue reading THAI Union “Going digital for sustainability”; Testing scalable platforms for electronic Catch Data and Traceability (eCDT) systems