Closing the gap: comparing tuna RFMO Port State Measures with the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures
The Pew Environment Group has conducted a gap analysis comparing the port State measures (PSMs) established by 10 Regional Fisheries Management Organi ...
Progress made with regards with regard to measures against IUU fishing, COFI, 29th session, 31 January-4 February 2011
This paper addresses recent initiatives taken to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and related activities. These initiatives ar ...
'Oceans and the Law of the Sea'; 'Sustainable Fisheries': Texts Adopted
Following an extensive debate on oceans and the law of the sea, the General Assembly adopted two wide-ranging resolutions meant to guide States in pre ...
Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
This Agreement aims to prevent illegally caught fish from entering international markets. Under the terms of the treaty, foreign vessels will need spe ...
Information on Experience Gained on Combating IUU fishing in the NEAFC Area
This is a note prepared by the NEAFC Secretariat for the 28th Session of FAO COFI in Rome 2-6 March 2009. It includes information on two NEAFC tools t ...
Statement of Commitment by SADC Ministers Responsible for Marine Fisheries on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
This is the Statement of Commitment signed by ministers from SADC coastal states at the end of a ministerial conference in Windhoek, 2-4 July 2008, to ...
Stop Illegal Fishing in Southern Africa
This report looks at the status and impacts of IUU fishing in the southern African region, covering a number of themes and issues including internatio ...
Study and Analysis of the Status of IUU Fishing in the SADC Region and an Estimate of the Economic, Social and Biological Impacts
The study explores and helps to quantify the magnitude and types of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Southern African Developm ...
FAO Regional Workshop in Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing: Report
Representatives from Angola, Namibia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania met in Cape Town to discuss the issue of port state ...
Russian Reefer Mumrinskiy and Illegal Unreported Cod - Update January 2007
In August 2006, Greenpeace alerted the Dutch Government about possible illegal unreported cod onboard the Russian reefer vessel Mumrinskiy as it arriv ...
The Use of Port State Measures to Improve Fisheries Compliance
This paper suggests there is increasing international support for regionally and globally coordinated approaches to Port
State control in order to av ...
Trade and Market-Related Instruments to Reinforce Fisheries Management Measures to Promote Sustainable Fishing Practices
Describes the current range of trade and market place-related measures being used by individual states, RFMOs, the fishing industry and NGOs to reinfo ...
Party to the Plunder: Illegal Fishing in Guinea and its Links to the EU
Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers in Guineas coastal zone is widespread and increasing, despite the attention that has been focussed on illega ...
Russian Cod and Haddock Fishing / Transshipment at Sea: Status Report 2005
In October 2004 The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission agreed to ban Russian and Norwegian fishing vessels from delivering catches to transp ...
Las Palmas: Port of Convenience and Gateway to Europe
This is a briefing paper about an investigation by EJF of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Spanish port that the organisation claims serves as a ...
Findus, Kangamiut, Weak EU Port States and Russian Mafia: Illegal Cod Fishing in the Barents Sea Exposed
An increasing amount of cod from the Barents Sea has been delivered directly to EU harbours over the last few years. A significant proportion of this ...
An Overview of the US Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 and a Proposal for a Model Port States Fisheries Enforcement Act
A background study prepared for the High Seas Task Force, this paper explains how the US Lacey Act is used to control the import of IUU fish into the ...
Promoting Responsible Ports
Proposals for the promotion of the concept of the responsible port state, and of connected action; paper discussed at the High Seas Task Force meeting ...
Pirates & Profiteers: How Pirate Fishing Fleets are Robbing People and Oceans
This report explores the global nature of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: one of the most serious threats to the future of world fi ...
Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing
Report of the FAO technical consultation to review port state measures to combat IUU fishing, held in Rome, 31 August 2 September 2004. Appendi ...
OECD Workshop on IUU Fishing Activities: Key Observations and Findings by the Workshop Chairs
The objective of the workshop was to gather information and data on the extent of IUU fishing and identify the economic and social drivers to IUU fish ...
The European Union Action Plan to Eradicate IUU Fishing: a Greenpeace Critique
On 28 May 2002, the European Commission presented a proposal for a "Community action plan for the eradication of illegal, unreported and unregula ...
Report of the Joint FAO/IMO Ad Hoc Working Group on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Related Matters
The Report summarizes the discussions on how flag States and port State control of fishing vessels can assist in counteracting IUU fishing, taking int ...
Measures to be Adopted by the Port State in Combating IUU Fishing
This paper was prepared as one in a series of specialist background papers for the Expert Consultation on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing ...
8th International Forum on IUU fishing
This is the 8th in a series of international forums on Illegal, Unreported and unregulated (IUU) Fishing held at Chatham House on 11-12 February 2013.
7th International Forum on IUU Fishing
This is the 7th in a series of international forums on Illegal, Unreported and unregulated (IUU) Fishing held at Chatham House on 2-3 february 2012. T
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: 1st Chatham House Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting
The report of the 1st Chatham House update and stakeholder consultation meeting, held on 9 May 2006.
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EU-approved vessels fishing illegally in Sierra Leone
The Seventh Chatham House Forum on IUU Fishing
Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing: Fisheries Committee backs binding rules for port states
African member states call for the implementation of agreement on port rules for fishing vessels
Illegal fishing crackdown not working
EC review of UN Fish Stocks Agreement
Hooking the high seas' fishing 'pirates'
Canada calls on all states to ratify the UNFSA and take action for the sustainability of all fisheries
Ports 'failing to halt illegal fishing'
Measures not clamping down on global illegal fishing: science report
More States endorse UN treaty to curb illegal fishing
Unprecedented progress in protection of Indian Ocean fish stocks
Feds seek to keep out illegal fishing vessels
Canada and Denmark could head for fishing war over shrimp
NOAA proposes rule to deny port entry to illegal fishing vessels
NZ signs illegal fishing treaty
Groundbreaking treaty on illegal fishing approved: Port state measures broaden the fight against IUU fishing
FAO approves State Ports accord
Call for countries to implement new IUU fishing treaty
Fisheries: EU is ready to combat illegal fishing
Global net tightens around illegal fishing
Brussels welcomes new fishing rules
New treaty would cast net over illegal fishing
New treaty will leave ‘fish pirates’ without safe haven
FAO: Legally-binding instrument on State Port measures approved
Pew releases IUU fishing info
Illegal fishing evades U.N. crackdown - study
4 Foreign ships under detention in the UK during April
EXPOSED! Pirates bankrolled by Spanish government
Oceana denounces Spanish owned pirate fishing vessel and asks for tough measures against IUU fishing
Planned treaty will close ports to fish pirates FAO - brokered talks lay groundwork for binding agreement to combat illegal fishing
UN-brokered talks lay groundwork for global treaty combating illegal fishing
India for international cooperation on maritime security
Greenpeace demands immediate scrapping of four Portuguese Pirate Vessels
Activists lock pirates of Portugal in port
Nor-Fishing 2008 exhibition opens in Norway today
Globalization is destroying the world's oceans
EJF argues for action against Flags and Ports of Non-Compliance to stop pirate fishing (IUU)
Southern African states move to eradicate pirate fishing
SADC initiative on high seas welcome
Dar gets tough on illegal fishing
Southern Africa: SADC countries to toughen up on fighting illegal fishing
EU to fine, blacklist illegal fishing operators
Africa: more funding needed in fight against illegal fishing
More funding needed in fight against illegal fishing
More funding needed to fight illegal fishing - UN agency
SNP President welcomes illegal fishing move
Community system against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
Major success in the fight against illegal fishing
Seven foreign ships under detention in the UK during March
Tougher port controls to target illegal fishing in the Mediterranean
North Africa: tougher port controls to target illegal fishing
Illegal, unregulated fishing continues to plague Africa
Commission proposes to stamp out pirate fishing
IMO to tackle coastal piracy
Fight against illegal catching gaining ground
FAO helping countries fight illegal fishing in Indian Ocean
Keeping Pacific tuna stocks from overexploitation
Commission welcomes new port controls
NEAFC net in place to catch illegal, unreported and unregulated, IUU, fishing - port control enters into force tomorrow 1 May
UN agency leads fight for binding international treaty to fight illegal fishing
FAO cracks down on illegal fishing
Countries agree to strengthen controls to combat illegal fishing
Africa: countries agree to strengthen controls in ports to combat illegal fishing
131 governments set their nets for illegal fishers
New measures to protect Mediterranean fish stocks
Commission hails move on illegal catching
Industry must work together to combat illegal fishing
Joe Borg welcomes greater protection for marine resources in South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)
Stop robbing the Pacific people
Stronger port security key to fight against illegal fishing
Half of cod in Britain may be illegal
How the fish on your plate makes you an accessory to crime at sea
Rich nations urged to help on fish treaty
UN conference considers measures to limit illegal fishing
Environmentalists urge global ban on fishing trawlers
Fiji backs Greenpeaces anti-piracy stance
Shut out fishing pirates, Pacific countries urged
A New Global Agreement for Port State Measures?
The Use of Port State Measures to Improve Fisheries Compliance
I have particular expertise in analysing and developing practical policy and administrative approaches to tackle IUU fishing and extensive fisheries m ...