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Illegal Fishing

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Cove: Why Is the Japanese Government Hell-Bent on Killing Dolphins?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Filmmakers can't really figure out why Japanese fishermen and the Japanese government are still hell-bent on killing dolphins.

Here There Be Pirates and Illegal Fishing

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

As Somali pirates have captured the world's attention over the past week, I've been up to my neck in pirates of a different sort.

Illegal Shark Fishing Seeping Into Great Barrier Reef

Brisbane Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MARINE conservationists say the interception of a Papua New Guinea fishing boat laden with four tonnes of "de-finned" sharks in Australian waters sho...