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Illegal Fishing

China's Ban On The Ivory Trade Is Simply Not Enough

Rachael Willis | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green
Rachael Willis

While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.

Cooperation is key to securing maritime security in the Indian Ocean

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Sam Bateman, University of Wollongong Maritime security is a major challenge for the poorer coastal and island countries of the Indian Ocean Region. ...

Will this be the decade of ocean protection?

Bunny McDiarmid | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Bunny McDiarmid

I am attending the Our Ocean, One Future conference organized by the US State Department under the leadership of US Secretary of State, John Kerry. A ...

Illegal Fishing Treaty, Now in Force, Boosts Global Effort to Cut Crime

Tony Long | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
Tony Long

For some of the world's most audacious thieves, life just got trickier.

Africa needs collaboration and support to tackle crime at sea

The Conversation Africa | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Hennie van As, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Illegal fishing and its associated criminal activity at sea is an intractable and major interna...

At Last, A Treaty to End Illegal Fishing. Will It Work?

Rachael Willis | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Rachael Willis

The European Union, United States and 28 other countries have ratified and brought into force the first global treaty that aims to put an end to illegal fishing and enforce a previous United Nations agreement.

Chinese Illegal Fishing Threatens World Waters

AsiaToday | Posted 06.12.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - Chinese illegal fishing is threatening world waters. While foreign countries that are hit by illeg...

Wild, Domestic, Sustainable, Traceable, and Affordable

Sea to Table | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Sea to Table

The US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the ocean is the world's largest, and American fishery management is the world's best. Yet more than 90% of al...

The World’s Smallest Porpoise Is Teetering On The Brink Of Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

You’ve probably never had the pleasure of seeing a vaquita in the wild. And unless action is immediately taken to protect this rare porpoise, you ne...

Private Sector Demonstrates that Seafood Traceability is Possible and Profitable

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 03.10.2016 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Ordering seafood off a menu in your favorite restaurant or from your local grocery store's seafood counter may not be as simple as you think. Right no...

The State of Sustainable Seafood 2015

Sea to Table | Posted 12.31.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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.

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.