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Recent Baltimore Sun Articles Highlight Issues with Federal Seafood Fraud Enforcement

Posted Fri, Dec 12, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to iuu fishing, seafood, seafood fraud, seafood fraud cases, seafood traceability

The Baltimore Sun wrote articles on the decline of seafood fraud enforcement

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

The chances are that you’ve eaten seafood sometime recently—whether that be a fish fillet burger, a shrimp cocktail, sushi, or more. But, the seafood you consumed may not be what you think it is—and could be another species, or farmed when it was labeled as wild.


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CEO Note: Oceana, Google, and SkyTruth Announce New Technology to Track Global Fishing Activity

Posted Tue, Nov 18, 2014 by Andy Sharpless to commercial fishing, global fishing activity, global fishing watch, iuu fishing, overfishing

Oceana, Google, and SkyTruth released Global Fishing Watch

A trawler fishing in the Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Mingue

Monitoring global fishing activity is a monumental task. I’d like to introduce you to a groundbreaking new tool, created by Google, SkyTruth, and Oceana, called Global Fishing Watch. Using satellite data emitted by fishing vessels, the program gives people around the world a simple online platform to visualize, track, and share information about ocean fishing activity.


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Video: Learn How Global Fishing Watch Can be Used to Tackle Illegal Fishing

Posted Fri, Nov 14, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to global fishing watch, Global Fishing Watch demonstration video, iuu fishing, overfishing

Oceana, Google, and SkyTruth released Global Fishing Watch

A trawler fishing in the Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Minguell)

As you may have heard yesterday on The Beacon, Oceana, Google, and SkyTruth announced their new platform, Global Fishing Watch, that uses satellite data to track fishing activity around the world.


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Ocean Roundup: Penguin Chick Survivorship Influenced by Weather, Norway Cuts Seal Hunting Subsidies, and More

Posted Tue, Oct 28, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to Adélie penguin chicks, iuu fishing, pacific whiting fishery, seal hunting subsidies

Weather patterns influence penguin chick survivorship

Adélie penguin chick (L) and parent (R) in Antarctica. (Photo: Liam Quinn / Flickr Creative Commons)

- New research shows that weather and climate patterns play a big role in influencing the weight of Adélie penguin chicks, native to the West Antarctic Peninsula. Penguin chicks that were exposed to elements like high wind and cooler air temperatures weighed less at the time of fledging, which increases chances of survivorship. EurekAlert


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Congress Advances Legislation to Fight Pirate Fishing, Keep Illegally-Caught Seafood Out of U.S. Market

Posted Fri, Sep 19, 2014 by Beckie Zisser to and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, Illegal, iuu fishing, seafood fraud, seafood fraud task force, unreported

Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act passed

Illegal driftnets in the port of Tangiers, Morocco.  (Photo: Oceana)

The House Natural Resources Committee took a significant step forward yesterday in the fight against illegal fishing and seafood fraud, passing the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act (H.R. 69) by unanimous consent. It’s now headed to the House floor.


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Oceana Provides Comments to President Obama’s Task Force to Tackle Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud

Posted Wed, Sep 10, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to iuu fishing, president obama seafood fraud task force, seafood fraud, seafood mislabeling

Oceana provided comments on President Obama's seafood task force

A fish market in Maryland. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Late last month, the public comment period closed on the President’s Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud. During the comment period, the Task Force held four public meetings: two webinars and two in-person meetings, one in Seattle, Washington, and one in Washington, D.C. Oceana provided comments at both in-person meetings and submitted written comments as well.


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Oceana Supports Recent European Commission Moves to End Overfishing

Posted Fri, Aug 22, 2014 by Emily Tripp to european commission, fishing penalties, iuu fishing, overfishing

Ten EU Member States are receiving penalties for overfishing

Early morning trawling vessels in the Mediterranean. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos)

The European Commission (EC) recently announced that ten Member States will be penalized for exceeding fishing quotas in 2013. Oceana supports the deductions in order to reverse the damage done to overfished stocks, and denounces the Member States’ failure to emplace sound control measures.


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New Report Touts Economic Benefits of Seafood Traceability

Posted Mon, Aug 18, 2014 by Leah Powley to Fish for Future, iuu fishing, seafood fraud, seafood traceability

Seafood traceability has economic benefits

A fish market in Maryland. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

A new report on the economic benefits of seafood traceability provides compelling evidence for adoption of the practice throughout the seafood industry. Written by Future of Fish, an ocean-focused nonprofit organization, the report makes the case that seafood traceability not only serves to insure a company’s product integrity, but it also provides an added value to the product.


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South Korea, Ghana, and Curaçao Given Six Months to Stop Illegal Fishing

Posted Mon, Aug 4, 2014 by Madeleine Simon to european commission, illegal fishing, iuu fishing, ocean's 5 founder collaboration, yellow card

The European Commission is giving three countries six months to stop iuu fishing

A bottom trawler in the Southern Baltic. (Photo: Oceana / LX)

South Korea, Ghana, and Curaçao must now act quickly to combat illegal fishing, as the European Commission granted these three countries only six more months to improve efforts to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated  (IUU) fishing in their waters.


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