News Links, Week of August 29

Each week, the International MCS Network compiles the latest news in the field of fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance.  Please send news links and relevant stories to to be included in next week’s links.


‘Historical fine’ for overfishing of Patagonian toothfish

August 26, 2013

“The Court of Appeals of Punta Arenas confirmed the first instance ruling of the Second Civil Court of that town and fined the company Global Pesca for catching more Patagonian toothfish than its special quota allowed, that is to say, 90 tonnes”

FIS World News

Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?

August 26, 2013

“Last week, a 60-meter Japanese fishing vessel following the Benguela Current northward along the southwest coast of Africa entered Angolan waters, where it remained for some five days before returning to international waters to meet side-by-side with a Japanese reefer vessel”

National Geographic – News Watch

 Tanzania: Curbing Illegal Fishing Requires Community Participation

August 28, 2013

“Being one of the fastest growing third world countries, Tanzania has invested in the fishing industry. According to the statistics, the country has many natural water bodies, as well as several constructed fish ponds in which fishing is practiced”

China and Algeria Express Interest in Aquaculture, Fisheries Cooperation

August 29, 2013

“Ministers from China and Algeria have met to exchange views on issues of mutual interest in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors”

The Fish Site

 39 Indochinese fishermen nabbed for illegal fishing in Thailand

August 30, 2013

“Sixteen Vietnamese and 23 Cambodians were arrested when Thai authorities seized nine Vietnamese trawlers at a pier in this eastern seaboard province yesterday”

Pattaya Mail