Tag: IUU

#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

At an upcoming OECD conference on combating crime in the fisheries sector, Oceana will be launching a project aimed at mobilizing the global marine insurance industry in taking action against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Recently published research has revealed that IUU fishing vessel operators are able to purchase insurance coverage for their blacklisted […]

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Support grows for EU ‘red card’ on illegal Thai fishing and slave labour

Support grows for EU ‘red card’ on illegal Thai fishing and slave labour

MEP Gabriel Mato (EPP, Spain), of the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries, has said that he would support giving an EU ‘red card’ ban on all seafood imports from Thailand if immediate restrictions are not placed on the country’s illegal fishing and its practice of using slave labour is not abandoned. Mato said that under the […]

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Global Oceans Commission report ‘offers path to sustainable oceans’

Global Oceans Commission report ‘offers path to sustainable oceans’

The Global Oceans Commission (GOC) has joined the EU fisheries commissioner today (3 July) to launch its ground-breaking report on reversing the decline of the world’s oceans. The report gives a range of detailed recommendations including measures to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The GOC warns: “The ocean is under threat, and humanity’s approach to it is […]

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EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today (24 March) decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU […]

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