illegal fishing

Baltic Sea ministers urged to stop cod overfishing

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.

Captain pleads guilty for illegal fishing off North Carolina

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.

10 Reasons to end overfishing in Europe

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.

NGOs submit paper to UN re ocean ecosystems

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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