Illegal Fishing in EU Waters: NGO Alliance Formed

By George Backwell
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fishing boats: File photo

To combat illegal fishing in the European Union (EU), Oceans 5 announces the formation of a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a grant of over $1 million per year for three years.

A sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Oceans 5 is an international funders’ collaborative that works to improve global ocean health by controlling overfishing and establishing marine reserves.

At a time when ocean conservation is more important than ever, Oceans 5 collaborates with NGOs and their partners to protect oceans worldwide and recently attended the launch event for the Global Ocean Commission report in Brussels, which contains practical proposals for restoring ocean health.

With the coordination of the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and World Wildlife Fund, along with additional support by the Angell Family Foundation, this coalition will focus on four objectives:

• Promote effective implementation of the illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) regulation by European Union Member States;
• Enhance overall compliance and identify practical improvements that can be made, such as promoting electronic reporting;
• Collect information on international IUU activities to support the European Commission’s “yellow card” and “red card” process; and,
• Support European leadership by encouraging major seafood importers to control IUU fishing.

“Together, with this new coalition, we are confident that we can help curtail the proliferation of illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing,” said J. Charles Fox, Program Director of Oceans 5. “The European Union is the world’s largest seafood market. It has been a leader in tackling pirate fishing. Our goal is to continue to support and advance that leadership.”

For additional information about Oceans 5, their grantmaking or existing projects, visit http://oceans5.org
 


People & Company News

STX to Slash Jobs, Sell Yard

To stat above water by restructuring, South Korean Shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. plans to lay off about a third of its workforce and sell a yard in France, says a report in WSJ.

Kongsberg Performs Well in Q2

Norwegian defence and marine technology company Kongsberg Gruppen's second quarter 2016 (Q2) financial results shows sales performance broadly in line with recent trends,

Rickmers Holding, E.R. Capital Drop Merger Plan

Rickmers Holding AG and E.R. Capital Holding have jointly decided not to pursue the merger of their ship management activities.   For many years the companies

Legal

SOS from Hanjin Shipping

The creditors' extended help is crucial for survival of Hanjin Shipping Co as its negotiations with owners of chartered ships over a cut in leasing rates and to

Hapag-Lloyd Shareholders Okays Merger with UASC

Hamburg-based ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd said its shareholders approved all items on the agenda at Annual General Meeting, mainly the  share capital increase needed

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to Slash 2,000 More Jobs

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd said it plans to cut 2,000 additional jobs, just under 10 percent of its current workforce, stepping up

Workboats

Zumaia Offshore Acqires MPP Workboat Aitana B

In April 2016 Zumaia Offshore, S.L., leading workboat owner and operator based in the Basque Country, took delivery of the Cummins-powered MPP workboat “Aitana

Tuco’s New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.   Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers

COSCO Delivers PSV and Two Jack-up Rigs

Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of its 51 percent owned Cosco Shipyard Group Co., Ltd., has delivered two jackups to the Foresight Group of companies

Environmental

NParks, Keppel in S$2.08 mln Partnership for Restoring Singapore Forest Wetlands

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation today unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically

C-Job Designs Flettner Freighter for Switijnk

The Dutch shipping company family Switijnk has contracted C-Job Naval Architects to develop a Rotor Sail-equipped design to meet their specific loading and sailing profile.

Vitol's Malaysia Terminal Suspends Ops after Spill

VTTI, the storage unit of world's largest oil trader Vitol, has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia following an oil spill, two industry sources said on Friday.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1868 sec (5 req/sec)