Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua
Observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati lost his life while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. Image: Facebook/Taiwan Ships Watchers

Pacifical honours Kiribati tuna observer Eritara Aati Kaierua

Tuna company Pacifical PNA has announced the death of observer Eritara Aati Kaierua from Kiribati, while working on board of Taiwanese purse seiner Win Far No. 636. ‘On news of…

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Read more about the article OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports
The scandal of treatment of crew on board Chinese longliner Long Xing 629 is something Europe can not ignore, according to OPAGAC. Image: wcpfc

OPAGAC: Europe should reflect on Chinese seafood imports

Spain’s tuna sector says that Europe needs to take a close look at the criteria for its imports of seafood from Chinese fishing fleets as news about the degrading treatment…

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Read more about the article Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances
Tuna seiner Alakrana’s crew echo the ‘stay at home’ message from the Indian Ocean. Image: Echebastar

Echebastar fleet copes with exceptional circumstances

Spanish tuna operator Echebastar has been affected by the coronavirus situation, in particular in being unable to rotate crews as their usual relief dates come around. ‘Due international travel restrictions…

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Read more about the article Driftnets blamed for widespread dolphin mortality
A study by an international group of scientists concludes that drifting gillnets are the prime cause of small cetacean mortality. Image: NOAA

Driftnets blamed for widespread dolphin mortality

Indian Ocean dolphin populations may have declined by more than 80% since 1950, and a study conducted by an international group of scientists including OPAGAC deputy manager Miguel Herrera attributes…

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