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Brexit and IUU Fishing

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Introduction The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has announced that it will trigger the procedure for withdrawal from the European Union (EU or Union) in March this year. As part of this process, the UK is likely to leave the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), reclaim its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and resume international activity […]

Lack of Transparency: the Achilles Heel in IUU Fishing Control

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Who Fishes Far recently announced the availability of new information through their pioneering database, which represents an unprecedented achievement in affording visibility to information that is rarely accessible to the public. The announcement, which can be accessed here, warns that there are some concerning gaps in the information. Amongst these, the ongoing lack of availability of a […]

Operation Sparrow and the EU’s Fight Against IUU Fishing

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Note: This blog post has been published on the IUU Fishing Blog and IUU Watch under the tile: ‘Operation Sparrow Brings An Important Message To The Fight Against IUU Fishing’ Awareness that cooperation is key for the successful governance of wild fisheries has increased exponentially in recent decades, and European Council Regulation 1005/2008, also known […]

Insurers can help combat the marine overfishing crisis

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As the World Bank points out, the oceans have a vast potential to unlock sustainable development, being also a key factor in the regulation of the Earth’s climate systems.  The ocean feeds and provides work security for millions of people, including some of the world’s poorest. Like other sectors, marine insurance providers and their reinsurers […]

The US, the EU, and IUU

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On 17th June 2014, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum in which some initial measures to combat illegal and unregulated fishing were established. A task force which included representatives from Environment, Commerce, Department of State, Interior, Justice and Defence was integrated with the aim of advising the White House on the design of a comprehensive […]

Illegal Fishing of Swordfish Highlights Weaknesses in IUU Control Mechanisms

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Swordfish has been in the limelight this year, not less because of the recent ban handed by the EU to Sri Lanka, a swordfish exporter to European markets.  The ban is likely to be implemented in early 2015 and will close the Union’s doors to a substantial volume of seafood. According to the European Commission, […]

Illegal Fishing Control: Why Europe Needs a Common Software Platform

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Council Regulation 1005 / 2008 (the IUU Regulation) is a European Union (EU) legislative tool designed to reinforce and support pre-existing normative measures established by the international community to control illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The potential of the IUU regulation to disincentivise IUU fishing practices gravitates around the indisputable power of the EU as […]

European Policy on Illegal Fishing: Emergence of an International Trend?

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Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing refers to infringements of management and conservation laws established to regulate fishing activities in national or international waters.  It is a persistent phenomenon that thrives due to complex interactions. From a European policy perspective, the following is considered to be IUU fishing:[1] a)  Fishing or transhipping in an RFMO […]

What is IUU Fishing?

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Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major global fisheries problem. It has undesirable effects on fish stock survival, the marine environment and on human populations. IUU fishing results from the failure of States to monitor the fishing activity of their vessels and to enforce laws and regulations. Because of its furtive nature, IUU […]

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