States at the United Nations have begun negotiating a new treaty to strengthen the legal regime for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Failure to ensure the full scope of fish biodiversity is covered could result in thousands of species continuing to slip through the cracks of a fragmented global ocean governance framework.
A low-cost satellite revolution is paving the way for real-time monitoring of fishing vessels using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR). SAR allows researchers to monitor ‘dark vessels’ that aren’t transmitting Automatic Identification Signals (AIS) location data.
Australia’s peak fishing groups are embarking on a $5 million program of activity that supports Australia’s Marine Parks networks and promotes sustainable fishing.
The Project Technical Team Leader will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Subregional Coordinator for the Pacific and will directly report to the Lead Technical Officer (LTO). The Project Technical Team Leader will lead the execution of the project’s technical and administrative activiti
Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate...Released by coal-burning power plants and other industries, mercury—a toxic metal—circulates in the atmosphere, enters the ocean, worms up the food web and, via the seafood w
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) continues their North Pacific patrol in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019...Since June, Mellon’s crew has conducted 40 boardings and issued 61 violations.
The China Coast Guard dispatched a fleet to conduct a patrol mission in the North Pacific Ocean from July 20 to Aug. 15, the authority said Saturday.The mission aims to strengthen fisheries regulation on the high seas, the authority said.
...25 nations who are signatories to the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) have been debating proposals to establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) that would balance commercial fishing activity with conservation.
FFA was established in 1977 when Pacific Island Forum leaders decided to establish a South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency open to all Forum members and all countries in the region ‘who support the sovereign rights of the coastal states to conserve and manage living resources’ including highly mig