EFCA supports Cyprus with fisheries surveillance
Air support has been supplied by EFCA and other agencies to monitor the Cypriot EEZ. Image: EFCA

EFCA supports Cyprus with fisheries surveillance

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) provided additional operational support as requested by Cyprus as part of of the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Joint Deployment Plan (JDP). The JDPs are…

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Javier Garat re-elected ICFA president
Javier Garat has been elected for a sixth term as president of The International Coalition of Fisheries Associations. Image: CEPESCA

Javier Garat re-elected ICFA president

The International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA), which brings together national fishing industry associations from around the world, has re-elected Javier Garat, secretary general of Spanish Fisheries Confederation CEPESCA as…

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Ghana re-licenses repeat poacher
Much of Ghana’s fishing capacity is linked to Chinese ownership. Image: EJF

Ghana re-licenses repeat poacher

Authorities in Ghana have taken the bizarre decision to re-license a trawler with a long track record of illegal operation in the country’s waters. According to EJF, Lu Rong Yuan…

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Addressing the human elements of IUU Fishing
FFA is increasingly recognising the need to focus on people, not just technology, in its efforts to combat IUU fishing. Image: @BlahaFrancisco

Addressing the human elements of IUU Fishing

Amid the ongoing challenge of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing worldwide, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has highlighted the need for collective action to tackle the human…

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Investigation demanded into crew fatalities on Chinese longliner
EJF and APIL are seeking an investigation by the Chinese authorities into crew fatalities and illegal fishing on board longliner Long Xing 629

Investigation demanded into crew fatalities on Chinese longliner

Four Indonesian crewmen are reported to have lost their lives while working on a Chinese fishing vessel, after reportedly being denied medical care. Crewmen interviewed by legal NGO Advocates for…

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Australia intercepts and scraps Indonesian poacher
An Indonesian fishing vessel apprehended in Australian waters earlier this month has been scrapped. Image: AFMA

Australia intercepts and scraps Indonesian poacher

An Indonesian fishing vessel intercepted north of the Gulf of Carpentaria for suspected illegal fishing in Australian waters in a joint operation with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has…

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Queensland crusher sends loud, clear message
The 4.3-metre aluminium punt was crushed and its owners face heavy fines for harvesting more than 14 tonnes of redclaw. Image: qld.gov.au

Queensland crusher sends loud, clear message

The fishing boat at the centre of Queensland’s biggest black market fisheries bust has been reduced to recycling material after being seized and crushed by the State Government. Although the…

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Scotland signs up to Norway’s fish crime initiative
Scottish and Norwegian fisheries ministers Fergus Ewing and Harald T Nesvik signed the Norwegian statement on combating crime in fisheries. Image: Government.no

Scotland signs up to Norway’s fish crime initiative

Scotland is the latest of 26 countries that have so far signed up to Norway’s initiative to fight organised crime in the fishing sector, as Scottish Fisheries Minister Fergus Ewing…

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Boat destroyed – skipper fined by Australian court
An Indonesian fishing vessel has been destroyed in Australia and its skipper handed a heavy fine for illegal fishing in Australian waters. Image: AFMA

Boat destroyed – skipper fined by Australian court

The skipper of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been fined AU$17,360 in the Darwin Local Court for offences under the Fisheries Management Act 1991. The vessel was apprehended northeast of…

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