Working in collaboration with inspectors from the department of fisheries, the Gambia Navy has arrested three Chinese fishing vessels or fishing illegally in The Gambian waters.
Thai Union and Mars Petcare are utilising digital traceability and e-logbooks as part of the fight against IUU fishing, with a pilot project implemented last year in Thailand in which fishing vessels were fitted with Fleet One terminals.
A fishing boat has been destroyed by the Australian authorities at a secure facility in Darwin, after its skipper and one crewman were convicted earlier in August of illegal fishing in Australian waters.
Covering 16.50 million square kilometres over ten days with ten Forum Fisheries Agency member states, Operation Island Chief found no infringements or breaches. The ten-day annual operation to detect, deter, report and/or apprehend potential IUU fishing activity ended on August 3rd.
Australia’s Maritime Border Command, a taskforce of the Australian Border Force (ABF), apprehended an illegal vessel together with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) this week west of Darwin in the Timor Sea.
The newest operational Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, one of the newest operational RFMOs, which covers species other than tuna in the Indian Ocean, has adopted its first IUU vessel list.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area in Donegal and 1100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island. The seizures were secured by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fisheries Officers who are based in Donegal.
In a move to enhance tuna fisheries management in the Pacific, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have committed NZD 4.9 million to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).
The five-year EU funded PESCAO project, which includes a component aiming to improve the fight against Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing activities in Western Africa, began this week.
Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) has launched a new combined IUU vessel list website, with new functions and richer data, to give users even better access to regularly updated, high quality information on IUU-listed fishing vessels.