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Illegal Fishing

The State of Sustainable Seafood 2015

Sea to Table | Posted 12.31.2015 | Green
Sea to Table

Although not moving fast enough, the trend to sustainable seafood is now established and growing. More Americans realize that wild fish is the healthiest protein, and want to know that their grandchildren will enjoy it.

Game Changer in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Tony Long | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Tony Long

Project Eyes on the Seas combines satellite monitoring of the oceans with other information, such as fishing-vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity far more efficiently than has been possible in the past.

The EU Is 'Red-Carding' Countries for This Illegal Practice

Karmenu Vella | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Karmenu Vella

Traceability of fishing transactions -- from "net to plate" -- allows the ethical hopes to become practical steps. It is a lengthy process but dialogue is the main component to achieve enhanced bilateral cooperation, offer technical assistance and development aid.

Demand for Cheap Seafood Drives Modern-Day Slavery

XPRIZE | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact

It may be hard to stomach, but your tuna sandwich, your sushi, and even your cat food may be directly connected to modern-day slavery on the other side of the world -- and there's very little you can do about it.

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid

Sea to Table | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sea to Table

Daniel Isenberg has made a career of studying entrepreneurship. His book Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Ca...

What Does Greed Look Like? Overfishing for Tuna in the 21st Century

Peter Neill | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

What we have here is fishing as an exercise of international power, the implementation of which needs be indifferent to treaty, law, international policy, or limiting regulation.

President Obama Announces Plan To Combat Seafood Fraud

Ted Danson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

I love seafood -- from succulent scallops to salty anchovies, seafood is an increasingly popular meal in my own home and across the United States. Yet consumers searching for sustainable seafood will find very little information about the seafood they eat.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Calls On Agencies To Crack Down On Illegal Seafood | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he plans to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to create the ...

Big Fish Ideas

Peter Neill | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing depletes fish stocks, destroys marine habitats, distorts competition, puts honest fishers at an unfair disadvantage, and weakens coastal communities, particularly in developing countries.

Just Say No to Illegal Pirate Fish: Support Sustainable Seafood

Sea to Table | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Sea to Table

It is a sad state of affairs that 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, with more than half of that farmed, often in dubious conditions.

Trophic Cascade

Peter Neill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

It seems silly to say so, but is it not true that this entire process is justified to provide virility/fertility medicines or status symbols to consumers most probably ignorant of or indifferent to the consequences of their desires?

The High Cost Of Illegal Fishing

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - Fish piracy - seafood caught illegally, not reported to a...

United States and European Union Tackle Illegal Fishing -- From a Shared Vision to Action

Jane Lubchenco | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Jane Lubchenco

Global fisheries provide an important source of healthy food and employment to the world's population. But unsustainable fisheries practices can put the world's fisheries and our food security at risk.

Trying to Block the Sun With a Finger

Alejandro Olivera | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Alejandro Olivera

While waiting for the protections they deserve, loggerhead turtles continue to die in record numbers. This mass stranding has occurred each year for more than a decade thanks to the government's negligence and active denial of the problem.

Stolen Lobsters Cost Fisherman $54.9 Million

AP | Posted 10.21.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — A New York court has concluded three men owe $54.9 million in restitution to the South African government for stealing lobsters off i...

Spread of HIV Linked to Fishery Collapse: Is Fair Trade Fish an Answer?

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Importantly, the overfishing crisis is not just about food. It is, perhaps surprisingly, about HIV/AIDS.

The Bottom Line: Tracking Tuna in the Cloud

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

The future health of Atlantic bluefin tuna populations will be enhanced by improving the ability to track the amount of fish caught each year.

The Fight Against Pirate Fishing

Matt Tinning | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Matt Tinning

Pirates occupy a glamorous place in the public imagination. But for many American fishermen, the word is becoming synonymous with lower revenues, lost jobs and environmental destruction.

South Korea Vows To Get Tough On Illegal Chinese Fishermen

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Angry South Koreans slammed Chinese fishermen as "pirates" Tuesday, while President Lee Myung-bak vowed to spend more on po...

2,000 Sharks Massacred in Colombian Sanctuary

January Jones | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
January Jones

Marine sanctuaries are wonderful places, but enforcement is key to keep out the illegal fishermen who aim to capitalize on the wealth of fish and sharks that make these areas so special.

Overfishing 101: Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Held on the sea's surface or just below with floating devices, driftnets can be miles long. Depending on the size of the mesh, they can entangle anything that happens to swim nearby, including sea turtles, whales, swordfish, and tuna.

Overfishing 101: Protecting Tuna With Technology

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Given the worth of each tuna, it's only logical to invest in an electronic documentation system today that could help keep these awe-inspiring fish around for fishermen, conservationists, seafood lovers and scientists for generations to come.

Eco Activists Sail To Libyan Waters

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN — A boat operated by environmental activists was steaming toward Libyan waters Friday, hoping to stop illegal fishing for...

This Summer, Be Wary of Fish Fraud

Ted Danson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

What if the fish you find in the market isn't what you think it is? According to a new report by Oceana, U.S. consumers are frequently served a completely different fish species than the one they paid for.

Thousands Of Dolphins And Whales Killed Between Oct and March In Japan

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIJI, Japan �" Taiji reveals its Janus face as soon as you emerge from the road tunnel on the town's periphery. Bottlenoses leap out of the water i...