Category Archives: IUU Fishing

Listing More Species of Marine Fishes on CITES “Critical”

Significant action for marine fishes – by CITES, FAO, the RFMOs and many other organizations – is critical and will depend on a sea change in attitudes by resource managers and policy makers, towards proactive action for their conservation and … Continue reading

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‘Dory’ Bred in Captivity for First Time (Excerpt)

The following is excerpted from my full article on this significant breakthrough in marine ornamental aquaculture published in National Geographic. Breeding the popular blue tang in captivity is an important step toward protecting wild fish and reefs from destructive practices. … Continue reading

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Touting US Seafood in Maine & Boston

At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Office John Bullard encouraged consumers to eat US-harvested seafood. “Whenever I get a chance,” Bullard told the audience at an open forum Friday, “I … Continue reading

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Fishing Industry to Start Paying for Federally Mandated At-Sea Monitoring

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) budget for at-sea monitoring (ASM) of the Northeast multi-species groundfish fishery ran dry on February 16th, and today the fishing industry is to start picking up the tab for the federally mandated program. … Continue reading

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Concerns over Enforcement of New U.S. Plan to Address IUU Fishing

[The Government] wants to prevent illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing—they have an acronym for it, and when the government gets acronyms for things, watch out! Here it comes. -Robert Becerra Addressing IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud – Enforcement Those of you … Continue reading

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