Liquid Robotics and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Pacific Islands Region announced a multi-year agreement to develop solutions for protection of Hawaiian and American Samoa marine environment.
Responding to advice on Baltic fish stocks released by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), campaign group “Our Fish” called on Baltic Sea Fisheries Ministers to take urgent action, to prevent the collapse of the region’s cod fisheries.
Each year, up to 26 million tons of fish are stolen from our seas. Panama now joins 36 other countries and the European Union in ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), an international treaty aimed at curbing illegal fishing.
The US Department of Justice announced that in federal court, the captain of a commercial trawler pleaded guilty to federal charges regarding the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic Striped Bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina in 2010.
Overfishing leads to serious consequences for marine ecosystems. EU requires an end to overfishing by by 2020 at the latest. Restoring fish stocks to sustainable levels through science-based management is essential not just because it is the law, but also because it will help ensure a healthy marine environment for generations to come.
Eight internationally recognized NGOs have made a submission to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox, regarding the continued exploitation of fisheries workers at sea.
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