Thu, 3 October 2019
I was invited to give a talk yesterday at a private school for grades 7 and 8 students. They had a project that included the topic of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fisheries, an important and delicate issue in the Oceans.
After the talk, I thought that it would be important to discuss IUU Fishing on the podcast because the issue is so important. I talk about 8 reasons why you should care about IUU Fisheries. The topic was adapted from an article of the same title found here.
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Direct download: SUFB_S898_8ReasonsWhyYouShouldCareAboutIUUFisheries.mp3
Category:IUU Fishing -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT
Thu, 10 January 2019
Indonesia has been aggressively fighting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing domestically since 2014. It has gone as far as sinking foreign vessels that were illegally fishing in Indonesian waters using Navy Forces. The result has been an increase in fish abundance domestically to support its artisanal-based fisheries industry, but there is still more work to be done.
The country is calling for the UN to include Fishing Crimes as part of the Palermo Treaty, which would put it in the same class as human trafficking and other illegal crimes that require international cooperation. Companies that profit from IUU fishing activities never reside in Indonesia. They are located in other countries; therefore, enforcement is often difficult.
It's amazing how far a country has to go to fight IUU fishing activities.
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Direct download: SUFB_S677_WhatItsReallyLikeToFightIllegalFishing.mp3
Category:IUU Fishing -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT