The Moral Dilemma of Developing Countries in the fight against Illegal Fishing

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Illegal fishing is a major maritime threat in most developing countries IUU fishing threatens the livelihoods and food security of populations that rely on fisheries. Coastal populations in particular, rely on the ocean for both subsistence livelihood and economic opportunities, thus it’s critical that fish stocks (food fish – sardines in West Africa) be managed in … Read more

Historic Verdict in Ecuador – Federal Prosecutor seizes Chinese Reefer Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 worth US$ 6.1 million

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The National Court of Ecuador has accepted “Appeal of Cassation” against Chinese Reefer “Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999” for transporting cargo caught through illegal fishing in Galapagos waters. The Court of Cassation of the Ecuador National Court of Justice, unanimously, accepted the appeal filed by the Prosecutor’s Office and ordered the confiscation of the Chinese … Read more

Do Americans really care if it is Alaska pollock or Russian pollock ?

pollock - Do Americans really care if it is Alaska pollock or Russian pollock ?

New U.S. Federal Rule on acceptable market names could prevent mislabeling of pollock caught in Alaska (USA) and Russian waters. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its list of acceptable market names for seafood caught in U.S. waters. The common name is the prevalent and often used for selling seafood to consumers. FDA … Read more

Illegal and Unreported Fishing: Global Analysis of Incentives and a Case Study Estimating Illegal and Unreported Catches from India

Download report Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has been identified as one of the important drivers affecting sustainable management of fish stocks worldwide. The thesis employs three approaches to identify and evaluate drivers of illegal and unreported fishing worldwide. First, a case study approach was used to determine adequacy of monitoring control and surveillance in … Read more