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Montevideo, June 16th 2021 - 08:27 UTC

Tag: illegal fisheries

  • Friday, January 1st 2021 - 22:41 UTC

    South Atlantic area of global contention? US Coast Guard off to South America to patrol for IUU fishing

    “This the service’s first patrol to South America in recent memory, engaging partners including Guyana, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Portugal.”

    The following piece by Gidget Fuentes in USNI News offers an account of the mission of USCGC (WMSL/758) Stone, fresh from Shipyard and Quarantine, and which departed Mississippi on 22 December for Southern Atlantic Patrol:

  • Thursday, July 23rd 2020 - 09:37 UTC

    Argentina joins Pacific coastal nations to combat IUU fishing

    The MoU includes Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru and is committed to combat Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated fishing referred to migratory species

    Argentine specialized media is reporting that OPRA, a regional cooperation agreement, Organization for the Protection of Fisheries Resources in the South Atlantic has signed an accord with their Pacific counterpart, Calamasur, which is a Committee for the Sustainable Management of the giant squid in the South Pacific.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:45 UTC

    How we recruited albatrosses to patrol the high seas for illegal fishers

    An albatross colony in the Falkland Islands

    By Samantha Patrick (*) – Wandering albatrosses have long been considered exceptional creatures. They can fly 8.5 million kilometers during their lifetimes – the equivalent of flying to the Moon and back more than ten times. Their three-and-a-half-meter wing span is the same length as a small car and they can weigh as much as 24 puffins. Their body shape means they can effortlessly glide over the ocean waves, flying in some of the strongest winds on Earth. Now research led by the Centre d'études biologiques de Chizé in France has found that these seabirds may have promising careers in the fight against overfishing.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Europol helps bust illegal bluefin tuna market in southern Europe

    Bluefin tuna shipments were being smuggled into Spain through the French harbors after being caught in Italian and Maltese waters.

    Europol have coordinated an international operation with authorities from France, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal to arrest 79 individuals for their involvement in Europe’s bluefin tuna market. Operation Tarantelo was launched when the Spanish Guardia Civil noted irregularities involving bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea.