Insurer ends coverage for illegally fishing fleet in progressive step

Insurance company Hydor has ended its contract with a fleet of vessels that were discovered fishing illegally across the Atlantic by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Without insurance, the fleet operators are at risk of severe financial losses. Oceana, who worked with EJF to warn Hydor about its unwitting association with an illegal fleet, says … Read more

Oceana regrets that most seafood businesses operating in the EU will remain unaccountable for environmental harm

Oceana believes that the new Directive on Sustainable Corporate Governance, proposed by the European Commission, is not enough to identify, prevent and remedy the rampant environmental and human rights abuses across the seafood supply chain. The organisation sustains that the new legislation is an opportunity to force businesses to improve their value chains. However, the … Read more

Collaborations: IUU

< Go back to IUU Campaign page.     COALITIONS   IUU Watch: The EU IUU Coalition are five NGOs that work with a variety of stakeholders to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and secure the harmonised and effective implementation of the EU Regulation around this global issue.   Transparent Fisheries: The EU Fisheries Control Coalition is an alliance of leading NGOs that works with organisations and … Read more

ICCAT takes important steps towards strengthening measures to combat IUU fishing

In June 2021, member countries of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)’s Integrated Monitoring Measures (IMM) working group met online to discuss and consider the advancement of ICCAT’s conservation and management measures.   During this meeting, IMM members reviewed a series of proposals including those intended to strengthen ICCAT’s measures aimed at combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Among these was a proposal tabled … Read more

Oceana demands action by Mediterranean countries to end illegal fishing

Oceana calls on the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to provide real protection for areas where bottom trawling is forbidden. The members of the GFCM, which include 22 countries and the European Union, are meeting this week to review their actions to tackle illegal fishing, ahead of its plenary meeting in November. “The … Read more