Big Data help fight illegal fishing – Christien Absil concludes her series on shady fishing practices – Foodlog

Big Data help fight illegal fishing Christien Absil concludes

For centuries, fishermen operated out of sight and often out of mind. Certainly the fishing vessels on the open ocean could go about their business almost uncontrollably. Independent fisheries observers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: taking on hostile crew members, especially when they discover things like illegal fishing, human trafficking … Read more

Harmful fishing subsidies – ‘Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing fleets at sea’ – Foodlog

Harmful fishing subsidies Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing

As the only organization that can draft global agreements to curb harmful subsidies, the World Trade Organization WTO has the power to regulate fisheries subsidies. Negotiations on this are now at a crucial stage. Governments have subsidized their fleets for centuries for a variety of reasons: food security, pressure from industry lobbies, or simply national … Read more

The Persistent Problem of Illegal Fishing – Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated – Foodlog

The Persistent Problem of Illegal Fishing Illegal Unreported Unregulated

Sustainable management of fisheries, we now know how to do it. With increasingly better data, the World Food Organization FAO also gets an increasingly detailed picture of the amount of fish in the sea, and how much we could get out of it without threatening the fish stock. And yet it is not possible to … Read more

Fishing licenses: will France dare to initiate a dispute with the United Kingdom?

Fishing licenses will France dare to initiate a dispute with

Fishing boats in the port of Ouistreham (Calvados), December 10, 2021. SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP After months of tension, escalating rhetoric and the threat of a blockade, is the fishing dossier between France and the United Kingdom about to overflow? Friday December 10, the deadline, self-imposed by France, has passed. Read also Article reserved for … Read more

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