July 16, 2018

SUFB 506: Illegal Fishing Detected In Mediterranean MPAs

SUFB 506: Illegal Fishing Detected In Mediterranean MPAs

Oceana has written a report blasting countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Greece for not enforcing fisheries regulations. The report called out Italy, specifically because they allowed over 10,000 hours of trawling in a MPA that was designed to...


Oceana has written a report blasting countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Greece for not enforcing fisheries regulations. The report called out Italy, specifically because they allowed over 10,000 hours of trawling in a MPA that was designed to protect young hake. 

The Oceana report stated that 90% of the Mediterranean is overfished and countries need to step up their efforts and put protection into action rather than just committing to protect fisheries. 

Oceana used AIS to track boats in the study area, but noted that many foreign-flagged ships did not have AIS, which would up the estimate significantly.

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