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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
U.S. Asks WTO to Address Forced Labor on Fishing Vessels
By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The U.S. asked the World Trade Organization’s members to address the problem of forced labor on fishing vessels, seeking the issue to form part of ongoing...
Monday, December 28, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard’s New National Security Cutter to Patrol South Atlantic for Illegal Fishing
The U.S. Coast Guard’s new Legend-class national security cutter, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758), has departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi on its first patrol to the South Atlantic to counter illegal, unregulated,...
Monday, December 21, 2020
Satellites Used to Expose Risks of Forced Labor in Global Fishing
By Nanchanok Wongsamuth BANGKOK, Dec 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fishing vessels with crews of forced laborers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Ecuador Monitoring Fishing Vessel Fleet Near Galapagos Islands
QUITO, July 23 (Reuters) – Ecuador is monitoring a large fleet of fishing vessels, many of them Chinese, off the Galapagos Islands and has increased patrolling to ensure the ships...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Opinion: Overfishing Does Damage to More Than Just Fish
By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) — Overfishing threatens disaster not only for fish, oceans and the food supply, but for fishing itself. The industry’s prosperity declines right along with populations...
Friday, November 30, 2018
SpaceX Rocket Carries New Cubed Satellites That Will Hunt ‘Dark Ships’
By Kyle Stock (Bloomberg) — If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites resembling toaster ovens...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Data-Bait: Using Tech to Hook Globe’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Fishing Cheats
By Thin Lei Win ROME, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In 2016, a Thai-flagged fishing vessel was detained in Seychelles on suspicion that it had been fishing illegally in...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Indonesia Turns to Google in War on Illegal Fishing
By Karlis Salna (Bloomberg) — Indonesia’s Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti deals with some dangerous men in her role, but they don’t rattle her. She has an equally intimidating weapon on...
Monday, April 9, 2018
The One That Got Away: Indonesia Seizes Fugitive Fishing Boat Carrying 18 Miles of Illegal Gillnets
By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA, April 9 (Reuters) – Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Scientists Use AIS Data to Map Global Fishing Activity in Extraordinary Detail
Using satellite tracking, machine learning and common ship-tracking technology, scientists from UC Santa Barbara teamed up with colleagues at Global Fishing Watch, National Geographic Society’s Pristine Sea project, Dalhousie University,...
Monday, February 5, 2018
Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery – Research
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai fishing boat owners who trap workers on board ships and withhold wages often do not realize that is...
Friday, October 6, 2017
Microsoft’s Paul Allen Going High-Tech in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
By Dina Bass (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, concerned about illegal fishing depleting global fish populations, will spend $40 million to develop a system that uses satellite imagery...
Monday, May 8, 2017
All at Sea: Foreign Fishing Fleets Drain West African Waters
By Kieran Guilbert and Umberto Bacchi JOAL-FADIOUTH, Senegal/ROME, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Jostling for space and swatting the smoke away from her eyes, Mariama Ngom sighs as she and...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Seven Chinese Vessels Detained Off West Africa for Illegal Fishing
By Emma Farge DAKAR, May 2 (Reuters) – Authorities in West Africa have detained eight seven Chinese vessels for fishing illegally and the boat owners could be subject to millions of dollars...
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Indonesia to Summon China Ambassador Over Fishing Boat Incident
By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Ben Blanchard JAKARTA/BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) – Indonesia will summon China’s ambassador over an incident involving a Chinese fishing vessel in the Natuna Sea,...
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