While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.
Maritime security is a major challenge for the poorer coastal and island countries of the Indian Ocean Region. In particular
For some of the world's most audacious thieves, life just got trickier.
South Africa and Norway join forces The initiative will train fisheries control officers, police officers and prosecutors
The European Union, United States and 28 other countries have ratified and brought into force the first global treaty that aims to put an end to illegal fishing and enforce a previous United Nations agreement.
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a worldwide scourge, and last year's AP investigative report shone
The demand for illegal fish bladders is driving the vaquita's demise.
And in Washington, D.C., Black Restaurant Group, a collection of six restaurants founded by D.C. chefs Jeff and Barbara Black
Project Eyes on the Seas combines satellite monitoring of the oceans with other information, such as fishing-vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity far more efficiently than has been possible in the past.
Driving Good Governance in Fisheries: How the European Union Is Tackling Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Traceability of fishing transactions -- from "net to plate" -- allows the ethical hopes to become practical steps. It is a lengthy process but dialogue is the main component to achieve enhanced bilateral cooperation, offer technical assistance and development aid.
It may be hard to stomach, but your tuna sandwich, your sushi, and even your cat food may be directly connected to modern-day slavery on the other side of the world -- and there's very little you can do about it.
What we have here is fishing as an exercise of international power, the implementation of which needs be indifferent to treaty, law, international policy, or limiting regulation.
I love seafood -- from succulent scallops to salty anchovies, seafood is an increasingly popular meal in my own home and across the United States. Yet consumers searching for sustainable seafood will find very little information about the seafood they eat.
"I think it's a big deal," said Tony Long, director of the Ending Illegal Fishing Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts. "The