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As the food security of seabirds is threatened by human activity, new research in Ireland has found birds with tracking devices following fishing boats for food. Human activity threatens seabird populations. Research from University College Cork suggests that studying fishing boat routes could help better coastal planning and ultimately protectRead More →

The joint Operation Marine Border Command was announced after ABF was alerted last month that Indonesian fishing crews were plundering marine life in pristine and untouched Rowley Shoals, a protected coral reef 260 kilometers away. west of Broome. Their presence and aggressive tactics left local charter travel agencies in northwestRead More →

Protecting ocean resources can sometimes require extreme measures that there is no turning back. Image courtesy of the Australian Border Force Posted on November 14, 2021 at 3:38 p.m. by Lowy’s interpreter [By Aristyo Rizka Darmawan] Last week, the Australian Border Force released photographs of burning Indonesian fishing boats allegedlyRead More →

Racist slurs, verbal abuse, long working hours with few breaks and wages below the statutory minimum wage are ‘common workplace experiences’ of migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry, new research finds . The report, produced by Maynooth University Law Department, occurs four months after damning assessment by the USRead More →

Maputo – Former Mozambique Security Service (SISE) economic intelligence chief Antonio Carlos do Rosario claimed on Tuesday that some of the work of the Mozambique Tuna Company (Ematum) was actually done for the defense forces and security of the country, but it could not be admitted publicly “because it mightRead More →

Photographs obtained by the ABC reveal an increase in the number of illegal Indonesian fishing crews operating near mainland Australia, apparently under the nose of federal border protection agencies. Key points: Indonesian fishing boats brazenly sail in Australian waters Australian operators also express concern over piracy Locals fear curtailment ofRead More →

While I will spare you the details of the mentally exhausting 135-page report Assessing the Feasibility and Costs of Level 4 Engine Installation and Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment on Commercial Vessels in Service, it suffices to say that the report’s findings are no friendly fishing boat. The report, commissioned by theRead More →

This article was originally published on The conversation. (opens in a new tab) The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Editorials and Perspectives. Gavin McDonald (opens in a new tab)Project Principal Investigator, University of California, Santa Barbara Deep sea fishing is a bit of a mystery, economically speaking.Read More →

U.S. Coast Guard crews safely escorted two small fishing boats, one of which was taking water, to the dock after they apparently collided in thick fog about 12 miles offshore from the coast early Wednesday morning. The Coast Guard will investigate the cause of the incident, which was called toRead More →

The F/V Scandies Rose sank near Kodiak, December 31, 2019. Photographed August 15, 2019 at Ocean Beauty, Kodiak. (Photo by Bret Newbaker) The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended further study of the destabilizing effects of ice accretion on commercial fishing vessels after a review of the investigation intoRead More →

It is estimated that 26 million metric tons of fish are lost each year due to a cycle of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This figure reflects a gaping hole in fisheries management: the majority of the ocean and its fisheries remain unmonitored, leaving entire ecosystems vulnerable to collapse.Read More →

POTTSBORO, Texas (KXII) – Game wardens are investigating an accident involving two striped fishing boats on Lake Texoma on Wednesday. They said it happened because the driver was looking at his fish finder and didn’t even see the other boat in front of them. “From where I was, it wasRead More →

Deep sea fishing is a bit of a mystery, economically speaking. Those high seas areas beyond the territorial jurisdiction of any nation are generally considered high-effort, low-yield fishing areas, yet the fishermen continue to work there anyway. I am a environmental data scientist that harnesses data and analytical techniques toRead More →

The recent discovery by the Ecuadorian Navy of a vast armada of fishermen of 340 Chinese vessels just off the biodiversity-rich Galapagos Islands has sparked outrage both in Ecuador and abroad. Under pressure after Ecuador’s forceful response, China has given mixed signals that it may start rotating its vast internationalRead More →

BANGKOK: The International Labor Organization on Monday warned of “serious abuses” in Thailand’s fishing industry, a major global source of fish, such as forced labor and violence. About 17 percent of mostly undocumented Burmese and Cambodian fishermen interviewed by the ILO were forced to work under threat of financial penalties,Read More →