Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing Stories

2014-04-03 20:21:29

Port State Measures Agreement will strengthen inspection standards to keep illegally caught fish from reaching market WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials...

Legally Caught Marine Turtles Tops 42,000 Each Year
2014-02-21 08:12:57

University of Exeter A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. The research, carried out by Blue Ventures Conservation and staff at the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology and Conservation, is the first to comprehensively review the number of turtles currently taken within the law and assess how this compares to other global...

2014-01-09 16:22:04

The University of Michigan Achieves Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M's Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back...

2013-07-07 12:20:02

NEW YORK, July 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All high seas vessels should be identifiable and trackable, says Global Ocean Commission All vessels on the high seas should carry identification numbers and be trackable using satellite or other technology, says the Global Ocean Commission, an independent high-level initiative on the future of the ocean. Currently, passenger ships and large merchant vessels have to carry unique and unchangeable International Maritime...

2013-02-27 08:22:31

A new article discusses the danger of unstable fishing practices, and the negative impact that these actions have on the fishing industry. Avid fisherman Josh Fink offers comments. NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new article from The Huffington Post discusses the danger of unstable fishing practices as it relates to preserving the health of the fishing industry as a whole. Global fisheries supply food and employment to people all over the world, but unethical fishing...

2013-02-26 04:20:29

Pew and Norway are bolstering effort to protect fishing communities, fisheries and marine environment LYON, France, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme, with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, announced the launch of a major global effort to stem illegal fishing and its associated crimes. This initiative, called Project SCALE, was...

2012-11-13 16:22:17

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Stewardship Council announced today that The Foley Fish Company, a fourth generation, family-owned, New England seafood business, renowned for its commitment to quality and stewardship, has obtained Chain of Custody certification in the Marine Stewardship Council program. The company sells to fine dining restaurants, resorts, hotels and specialty retailers across the country. The Foley Fish Company is an active participant in...

2012-08-20 06:22:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Sack, director of international ocean conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to a major decision that sends a strong message to those engaged in large-scale illegal fishing. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered three defendants to pay $54.9 million in restitution to the South African government for illegally taking lobsters from that country's...

2012-05-31 10:22:47

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macquarie Island Patagonian Toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has earned the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries based on an assessment conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The fishery is located in Australian territorial waters around Macquarie Island, located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. (Logo:...

2012-05-30 10:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and the European Union (EU) signed a joint agreement to combat IUU fishing. Tomorrow's...


Latest Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing Reference Libraries

Chilean Sea Bass, Dissostichus eleginoides
2013-01-12 08:49:28

The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, around seamounts and continental shelves in the colder waters. The...

More Articles (1 articles) »