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Protecting the Galápagos from Illegal Fishing

Ocean Unite | Posted 07.15.2015 | Green
Ocean Unite

In order to understand Ecuador's current strategy to combat illegal fishing, we must first look back to its origins. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters encompass a truly unique ocean environment that has spawned amazing creatures ranging from the marine iguana, to the Galapagos penguin to the fabled Darwin finches.

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.

America's Worst Environmental President At Least Did *This*

David Helvarg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

What we lack is not solutions but the political will to enact them. And even here there is hope we may have started scaling up the solutions as fast as the problems.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The debate is intense, and is further confused by the lack of information available to the public, and even to many of the elected officials, who must vote to accept conditions of which they are not fully aware.

Matter of Scale: A Plan for Sustainable Fisheries

Peter Neill | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

By limiting scale, we increase the efficiency and value of the global fishing enterprise, a reverse investment that generates greater return through savings, pricing, removal of public subsidy, continuity of work for a large majority of fishers, guaranteed supply over time, and the health of the communities where both fishers and consumers live.

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.

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part I)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

These are complicated issues and solutions. Each and every one merits further exposition and discussion; their importance demands that we address each one in more detail over ensuing posts.

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.

Fisheries Crime

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

In addition to analyzing, planning, training, and generating policy and legal recommendations to address the problem, INTERPOL will actually coordinate and conduct regional or species targeted operations in the most vulnerable regions such as the West African coast.