Jail time for second strike offender
The skipper of an Indonesian fishing vessel has been handed jail time in Australia after having been caught fishing illegally a second time. Image: Australian Border Force

Jail time for second strike offender

The skipper of an Indonesian illegal fishing vessel has been convicted of offences under Australia’s fisheries and environment legislation, after being caught in May this year illegally fishing two nautical…

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Australia continues to fight against IUU fishing
AFMA was involved in piecing together the case brought by the Spanish authorities against Tchaw

Australia continues to fight against IUU fishing

Marking the United Nations International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing, 5th June, Wez Norris CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority said that working with the international community…

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Australia nabs poachers off Northern Territory
A third foreign fishing vessel this year has been apprehended in Australian waters. Image: AMFA

Australia nabs poachers off Northern Territory

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in partnership with the Australian Border Force (ABF) has apprehended an Indonesian fishing vessel suspected of fishing illegally inside Australia’s Fishing Zone (AFZ), approximately…

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Papua New Guinea hands down fines for illegal fishing in Australian waters
Two crews have been convicted in Papua New Guinea of illegal fishing in Australian waters. Image: AFMA

Papua New Guinea hands down fines for illegal fishing in Australian waters

A court in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has handed down a series of fines to 14 fishermen found guilty of illegally fishing in Australian waters within the Torres Strait Protected…

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Clash in Argentinean waters

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In an operation that was overseen by Argentina’s security minister Patricia Bullrich and armed forces chief Eduardo Scarzello, an Argentinean Coastguard vessel was this week involved in a Chinese fishing vessel at the outer edge of the country’s EEZ.

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West Africa joint fisheries surveillance under EU PESCAO project

Operation Baptista, a joint fisheries surveillance operation to detect IUU fishing, comes under the EU’s PESCAO project. Under the co-ordination of the Subregional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) and with technical and staff support from EFCA, this is a co-operative joint operation between Mauritania, Cabo Verde and Senegal.

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Formal complaint to EU over Italy’s failure to act on illegal fishing

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A formal complaint about the activities of a group of Italian-owned trawlers in West African waters has been lodged with the European Union, requesting that the European Commission should launch infringement procedures against the flag state which has failed to meet its obligations.

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Thailand’s yellow card lifted

The European Commission has delisted Thailand from the group of ‘warned countries’ in recognition of its progress in tackling IUU fishing, acknowledging that Thailand has successfully addressed shortcomings in its fisheries legal and administrative systems.

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