WWF Peru has developed a traceability system for artisanal fisheries that allows monitoring of the fishing activity throughout the entire supply chain (Extraction, commercialization, processing, markets), which generates information for stakeholders in the fishery sector. This is useful for management and decision making, and also allows to combat IUU fishing and ensure exports to international…
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Available only in Spanish. Mexico faces an illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing problem. Illegal fishing includes activities that contravene laws; undeclared fishing covers fishing operations and their catches that are not declared, or declared erroneously or incompletely. This study focuses on both aspects of IUU fishing.
For the past 3 years, EJF has been gathering testimony from the fishing crews of longline tuna fishing vessels. Their interviews reveal widespread human rights abuses and the illegal finning of sharks, including endangered hammerheads.
SALT attended the Schmidt Marine Technology Showcase to hear about some of the solutions to address the large, global problems confronting the oceans.
TNC in Belize is striving towards a common goal of improving the sustainability and profitability of its fisheries. Notably, TNC Belize has partnered with the National Fishers Cooperative (NFC) to work towards the implementation of an electronic traceability system at the fisher and processor level.
WWF Japan works on various marine conservation projects both nationally and internationally that Japan has significant impacts on. Specifically, WWF Japan brings conservation into fisheries management by improving fisheries practice, recusing the impacts of fishing and promoting the consumption of MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certified sustainable seafood. WWF Japan also…
The study estimates the compliance of fisheries and aquaculture products imported into the EU with the current quality safety EU legislation, and with the regulation on IUU fishing. It investigates to what extent the FAP reaching the EU market comply with these sanitary and IUU regulations.
Working with both large and small companies, the pilot proved that a fully digital oyster traceability system can be successfully implemented from harvest to plate. The benefits of electronic scanning were also shown to help reduce risk at harvest, processing, distribution, and consumption by providing enhanced information and timely access.
This report compares the requirements of all of the RFMO schemes and the EU IUU regulation to identify current best practice as well as gaps inhibiting effective performance. It assesses the operational performance of 3 RFMO schemes and makes recommendations for the development of a scheme for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).