Monday, August 23, 2021
Fishing Net Tangled With Hawser

NOAA Rebukes EU Fishing Laws And Bans IUU Vessels From US Ports

This month NOAA released the 2021 Biennial Report to Congress for illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing activities and bycatch of protected marine life on the high seas. In it, the...

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 2278

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

China Says US Seafood Ban Is Based On Lies

By Shamim Adam (Bloomberg) A decision by the U.S. to ban imports of seafood from Dalian Ocean Fishing is based on “lies” that the Chinese company used forced labor, according...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 3002

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...

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 2504

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,...

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 7373

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...

December 21, 2020
Total Views: 4420

Friday, July 24, 2020
Maritime News

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...

July 24, 2020
Total Views: 67

Monday, April 15, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

April 15, 2019
Total Views: 186

Friday, November 30, 2018
HawkEye 360 satellite
Maritime News

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...

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 75

Friday, May 11, 2018
Jin Shyang Yih 668
Maritime News

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...

May 11, 2018
Total Views: 35

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...

April 20, 2018
Total Views: 62

Monday, April 9, 2018
STS-50 fishing boat

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...

April 9, 2018
Total Views: 22

Friday, February 23, 2018
global fishing map

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,...

February 23, 2018
Total Views: 48

Monday, February 5, 2018
thai fishing boat
Maritime News

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...

February 5, 2018
Total Views: 31

Friday, October 6, 2017
Maritime News

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...

October 6, 2017
Total Views: 18


Insurers Tighten Net on Illegal Fishing

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A coalition of insurance firms agreed on Friday to crack down on pirate fishing by banning coverage for trawlers whose illegal catches are...

October 6, 2017
Total Views: 1

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...

May 8, 2017
Total Views: 13

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...

May 3, 2017
Total Views: 26

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Maritime News

Can Artificial Intelligence Stop Illegal Fishing?

(TheGuardian) Facial recognition software is most commonly known as a tool to help police identify a suspected criminal by using machine learning algorithms to analyze his or her face against a database...

November 24, 2016
Total Views: 20

Thursday, August 18, 2016

China Is Hungry & Her Oceans Are Empty

  By Adam Minter (Bloomberg) On Wednesday, Indonesia celebrated its Independence Day with a bang — blowing up several Chinese boats that had been caught fishing illegally in its waters and impounded. China doesn’t dispute Indonesia’s...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, May 23, 2016
Maritime News

South Africa Arrests Chinese Squid Poaching Ships

CAPE TOWN, May 23 (Reuters) – South Africa’s navy has detained three Chinese ships with around 100 crew on board on suspicion of illegal squid fishing, officials said on Monday....

May 23, 2016
Total Views: 14