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Tag: International day against IUU fishing 24th April

  • Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

    IUU fishing: Spain announces €11 million penalties against Galicia syndicate

    The fines, the highest known, are issued against companies and individuals for 19 serious infringements linked to illegal fishing activities in Southern Ocean.

    Spanish government last Friday announced penalties that could reach more than €11 million against Spanish nationals, including companies involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. An EU coalition of three international NGOs, including Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana and WWF described the fines as a historic moment in the battle against IUU fishing and are calling on other EU member states to follow suit with their own nationals.

  • Monday, May 18th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

    FAO's agenda includes fighting illegal fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

    Organized by GFCM/FAO experts meeting in Morocco discussed measures to deter IUU fishing, including the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS).

    In a global context of fierce competition for fishery resources which are progressively being depleted as a consequence of overfishing, overexploitation and overcapacity, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has become a growing concern, points out a FAO fisheries release.