Oceana highlights the misreporting of shark catch data by European countries and hopes to see cooperation on the part of the Spanish and French governments with ICCAT.
“Mafia Gallega” is the nickname for a group of vesselowners engaged in pirate fishing and organized crime.
Oceana issued yesterday in Geneva a statement in response to the collapse of World Trade Organization trade talks on agriculture and industrial goods.
As part of a joint project with the Marviva Foundation, the international marine conservation organisation has been documenting the use of this fishing gear considered illegal by the EU and the United Nations, but still authorised by the Italian governmen
Oceana investigators aboard the oceanographic vessel Marviva Med documented five fishing-boats from Sicily illegally fishing for swordfish in Tunisian waters.
The marine environmental organisation has concerns about the proposal for subsidies package to tackle the fuel crisis in the fisheries sector.
The USA has taken a large step towards a making a “fins-attached” policy into law, prohibiting all removal of shark fins at sea.