Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Tito Diaz, FAO subregional coordinator for for Mesoamerica. (Photo: FAO)

FAO to help combat illegal fishing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Click on the flag for more information about Panama PANAMA
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 01:40 (GMT + 9)

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) this week presented a cooperation project to support eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries to put an end to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

"Illegal fishing threatens not only food security and fishery resource sustainability and conservation but also the economic well-being of two million people who depend on fishing for their livelihood," explained Tito Díaz, FAO subregional coordinator for Mesoamerica.

The project, which was presented to fishing organisations of the countries of the region during a high-level meeting in Panama, will allow Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic to take coordinated steps towards the elimination of illegal fishing, strengthening their control mechanisms and institutions in the sector.

It will also strengthen fishing monitoring, surveillance and control procedures, thus contributing to better sustainable management of fishery resources.

In addition, FAO will help these countries implement the Agreement on Port State Measures, the first binding international treaty intended to end illegal fishing, which has already been ratified by five countries in the region and entered into force this year.

According to the UN organization, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing takes away some 26 million tonnes a year, valued at approximately USD 23 billion, equivalent to approximately 15 per cent of the world’s recorded production.

While the value of global seafood exports amounted to USD 148 billion in 2014, it is estimated that the value of IUU fishing is equivalent to a figure between 7 per cent and 16 per cent of the total export amount.

In addition to the economic consequences of illegal fishing, it also has social effects, as the biomass volume reduction in the managed fishing zones endangers the livelihoods of fishermen and other players in the fishing sector, aggravating poverty.

FAO estimates that in Latin America and the Caribbean there are more than 2 million people who depend directly on fishing as a way of life.

On the other hand, the organization stresses that IUU fishing does not favour a reliable assessment of fish stocks, a key aspect considering that about 31.4 per cent of fish stocks are overexploited and 58.1 per cent are fully exploited.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Peru
Nov 15, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Coercive collection denounced to fishing companies for 'arbitrary' sanctions
United Kingdom
Nov 15, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Seafish on Brexit and how to allow goods to circulate freely around the EU27 and the UK
Chile
Nov 15, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Salmones Camanchaca doubled sales in Q3 thanks to higher harvests
Indonesia
Nov 15, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
eFishery seeks to develop data-drive device offering cost-efficient solution to farmers
Thailand
Nov 15, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Thai Union opems tuna oil refinery plant in Germany
Peru
Nov 14, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Software developed to help reduce loss during giant squid capture
Australia
Nov 14, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Clean Seas settles distribution deal with Chinese company
Spain
Nov 14, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Spain hopes to speed up fishing agreement ratification with Morocco
Norway
Nov 14, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Salmon price status at week 45
Chile
Nov 14, 21:30 (GMT + 9):
SERNAPESCA modernization bill closer to becoming law
Indonesia
Nov 14, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
SFP, Conservation International, and UCSB release new best practices for aquaculture management guide
Philippines
Nov 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - BFAR to investigate soaring prices of fish in markets
United States
Nov 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Deepwater Horizon oil spill's dramatic effect on stingrays' sensory abilities
United States
Nov 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Baby Atlantic sturgeon found in Virginia river for first time in nearly a decade
Viet Nam
Nov 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Trà Vinh fish catch down, income steady



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack fishery achieves MSC certification
United Kingdom The Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack tuna fishery has achieved certification to the MSC Fisheries Standard.
Spanish fleet expressed concern about socioeconomic impact of bigeye tuna measure
Spain The Spanish tuna fleet has expressed its concern over the adoption of a new measure to manage the resources of bigeye tuna in the Atlantic Ocean by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
Second anchovy fishing season begins in northern-central area
Peru The Ministry of Production has authorized the start of the second fishing season for anchovy (Engraulis ringens) and long-nose anchovy (Anchoa nasus) in the northern-central area of ??Peru.
Tuna fishing second closure period began
Ecuador Starting last Friday, and for 72 days, until January 19, 2019, the second closure period for tuna fishing will be effective, reported the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade and Investment.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER