Kudos to the Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), through the Directorate General of Supervision, Surveillance and Sanction of the Vice Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, for seizing 19 tonnes of giant squid that had been illegally caught. The confiscated products were on the Chinese fishing boat Run Da 608.
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Japan's“scientific” whaling in the North Pacific has been declared illegal by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and could result in trade sanctions unless Japanese whalers cease hunting endangered sei whales. Japan kills whales under the pretext of "scientific research." In reality, however, the majority of the whale meat is eaten by Japanese consumers.
Simply put, Japan is violating the CITES ban on international trade of sei whales by catching the whales beyond its territorial waters and bringing them back to Japan.
Sea Shepherd Legal's esteemed partner, Professor Erica Lyman from theInternational Environmental Law Project at Lewis and Clark Law School, stated: “There was no question about Japan’s non-compliance. With this decision, the CITES Standing Committee put the integrity of the convention above politics,”
Icelandic whalers standing around a killed fin whale in late June 2018.
Marine conservation and addressing climate change are out. Jobs and national security are in.
China Fishery factory vessel Damanzaihao, previously known as Lafayette.
Photo: Marine Traffic
Belize has revoked its registration of China Fishery-owned factory vessel Damanzaihao.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declares to oil and gas industry leaders that his Department should be a “partner” with industry and requiring long regulatory reviews of energy projects is “un-American.”
Scottish Parliamentary report warns salmon farming expansion "may cause irrecoverable damage to the environment.”
With only two years remaining until the U.N. deadline for 10% coverage of the global oceans by marine protected areas, the world is falling woefully short. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/marine-protected-areas-assessment-environment-conservation-spd/
A new study demonstrates that coral reefs are “under siege” by the staggering amount plastic pollution dumped into the world’s oceans. https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/sto...
With the assistance of advanced machine learning algorithms and satellite technology, researchers show the massive spatial and temporal footprint of global fishing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/02/22/new-maps-show-the-utterly-massive-imprint-of-fishing-on-the-worlds-oceans/?utm_term=.41cce65fbf73