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Japan Begins Enforcing Penal Consequences to Protect Tuna

Japan Begins Enforcing Penal Consequences to Protect Tuna

Tokyo, Japan (January 01, 2018) — The New Year brings good news for the vulnerable bluefin tuna. Beginning this month, fishermen who violate Pacific bluefin catch quotas in Japan will face up to three years in prison or a fine of a maximum of ¥2 million. Overfishing

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Tool Available to Detect Illegal Trade in Seafood

Tool Available to Detect Illegal Trade in Seafood

Cambridge, United Kingdom (November 15, 2017) — A new tool is available to assist MCS agencies and non-governmental groups as they track and analyze global fisheries trade data. Called DETECT IT: Fish, the tool is open to anyone with access to the internet and allows users to

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Stop Illegal Fishing Publishes New Report

Stop Illegal Fishing Publishes New Report

Gaborone, Botswana (September 27, 2017) — Stop Illegal Fishing published a new report, FISH-i Africa: Our future, that looks at the work of the FISH-i Africa Task Force and focuses attention on the actions still needed to tackle illegal fishing in the Western Indian Ocean. According to

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NAFO Meets for the First Time Under Modernized Convention

NAFO Meets for the First Time Under Modernized Convention

Montréal, Canada (September 22, 2017) – The 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) took place from 18 to 22 September in Montréal, Canada. Over 180 delegates from 11 NAFO Contracting Parties were welcomed to Montréal by NAFO President, Stéphane Artano, and the Honourable

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United Nations Ocean Conference Concludes With Call for Action

New York, NY (June 9, 2017) — The United Nations Ocean Conference held June 5-9 in New York concluded with nearly 1300 Voluntary Commitments made by governments to stop IUU fishing and support sustainable fisheries and rebounding populations. To implement Sustainable Development Goal 14, governments and private

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Retailers Support Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at UN Ocean Conference

Retailers Support Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at UN Ocean Conference

New York, NY (June 5, 2017) — Dozens of retailers and supply chain stakeholders agreed to promote The Tuna Traceability Declaration 2020 at the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference held Jun 5-9 in New York City. Endorsing entities announced long-term action plans and partnerships to meet

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Launch of Tuna Compliance Network to Combat IUU Fishing

Washington, D.C. (April 02, 2017) — Compliance officers from the five tuna Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs) gathered at the Port Authority for an inception workshop March 27-29 in Vigo, Spain. The meeting marked the launch of the Tuna Compliance Network hosted by IMCS Network with support

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Toolbox Project Will Help Experts Identify MCS Solutions

Toolbox Project Will Help Experts Identify MCS Solutions

Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2017) — The International MCS Network commenced a second project in December 2016 to coordinate the compilation and review of the tools, methodologies, technologies, and other solutions currently available for Monitoring Control and Surveillance of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in capture fisheries. 

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Transshipment Project Combats IUU Fishing

Transshipment Project Combats IUU Fishing

Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2017) — With support from the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), the Food and Agriculture Organization has initiated a project on transshipments with the International MCS Network.Signed December 2016, the partnership includes a literature review, survey of suppliers, processors, distributors, and other stakeholders as

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Join us at the Building Ocean Health conference in Korea!

Join us at the Building Ocean Health conference in Korea!

The IMCS Network is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation at the Building Ocean Health conference in Seoul, Korea.  Registration is still open for those who want to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there! Building Ocean Health:  Sharing experiences to move towards sustainable fisheries management

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