UN expert calls for a halt to “ocean grabbing”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned today of the threat of ‘ocean […
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New research in Science: It’s not too late for troubled fisheries

Study sheds new light on data-poor fisheries and how recovery can boost seafood supply. Data-poor stocks are doing worse than […
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UN & EU reports find measures against overfishing & overcapacity insufficient

Two reports confirm: Yes, there is still overfishing in the world. And yes, the EU fleet still has overcapacity. UN: […
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Overfishing continues to increase, UN report says

An update of global fisheries statistics has been published by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). […
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Small fish worth more in the water than as catch, report says

Catches of small fish should be cut by half, according to a new report by a group of scientists in […
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As oceans are fished out, large vessels head south

ICIJ this week tells the story of how the world’s largest trawlers compete for what is left of the jack […
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CFP Reform Watch has a new design

As our regular readers may notice, we have made some changes to CFP Reform Watch today. Among the new features […
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Nordic countries sign deal to ban discards in Skagerrak

The fisheries ministers of Denmark, Norway and Sweden met in Stockholm today, Wednesday 23 November, to sign a deal banning […
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ICCAT takes timid steps to conserve bluefin tuna, shark and swordfish

The annual meeting in Turkey of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), composed of governments of […
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New UN plan for ocean sustainability

United Nations agencies this week launched a plan to improve the management of oceans. A report prepared by four UN […
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