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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Over five tonnes of smuggled glass eels seized in Europe this year
Arrests have been made across Europe in the last year as Europol has co-ordinated action against eel smugglers. Image: Europol

Over five tonnes of smuggled glass eels seized in Europe this year

During the 2018-19 fishing season European law enforcement was able to seize 5789 kg of smuggled glass eels with an estimated value of €2000 per kilo. In total 154 suspected…

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John West Foods cleared of IUU involvement
John West Foods has been cleared of all counts of involvement in IUU fishing. Image: John West

John West Foods cleared of IUU involvement

John West Foods Ltd. (John West) has announced that not guilty verdicts were declared on all counts of doing business directly connected to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing with…

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Tensions over fishing between Russia and North Korea
North Korean poachers detained in Sea of Japan Relations between Russian border forces and illegal North Korean fishermen are becoming increasingly tense. Image: Federal Security Service's Public Relations Center/TASS

Tensions over fishing between Russia and North Korea

Russian border forces have detained North Korean fishing vessels for illegal fishing in waters that Russia considers to be within its EEZ, with the three vessels and several smaller craft…

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USA lists Korea for illegal fishing
Korean seafood exports could suffer following the US decision to to put South Korea on a preliminary list of countries engaged in IUU fishing. Image: EJF

USA lists Korea for illegal fishing

The USA has put South Korea on a preliminary list of countries engaged in illegal fishing. This is the third time this decade that Korea has been listed by a…

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INTERPOL supports apprehension of suspected IUU vessel
Nika was tracked by INTERPOL until it was apprehended in Indonesia. Image: Indonesia Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

INTERPOL supports apprehension of suspected IUU vessel

A vessel suspected of illegal fishing has been detained in Indonesia with support from INTERPOL and its global network. Nika, suspected of conducting illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean and…

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Canada ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
Canada has ratified the Port State Measures Agreement, which enters into force in Canada today

Canada ratifies Port State Measures Agreement

Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Sean Casey,…

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Taiwan’s yellow card lifted
Participants in Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture have welcomed the EU decision to lift the yellow card. Image: Fisheries Agency

Taiwan’s yellow card lifted

The yellow card warning handed to Taiwan in October 2015 by the European Commission has been lifted, in recognition of the efforts made to strengthen legal framework, monitoring, control and…

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