Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Brown's Radiator and A/C Service
Advertise Here

From Entertainment and Media - Animals / Pets

Brought to you by Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Commitment

Strengthen Fisheries Enforcement to Stop Pirate Fishing, End Overfishing Crisis ¯ Greenpeace

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:58:11 EST

Colombo, Sri Lanka, - The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace International said on Monday after it again found illegal fishing operations in the region.

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior recorded illegal fishing activities by two Sri Lankan tuna and shark boats in the Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the adjacent high seas on Friday before arriving in Colombo over the weekend to end a two-month expedition in the Indian Ocean. (1)

"Fisheries in the Indian Ocean are being massively overexploited. Our oceans and the billions of people around the world dependent on them need better control and enforcement of fishing regulations. If we don't act now, there may be no tuna left for future generations," said Sari Tolvanen, Greenpeace International campaigner aboard the Rainbow Warrior.

"Transshipments of fish at sea are allowing illegal fishing to go undetected. These transfers of fish at sea must be eliminated and the number of fishing vessels in the region cut to end the overfishing crisis."

Greenpeace International had earlier found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats in the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government, which established the reserve in 2010, to enforce protection of the area. It has also urged Sri Lanka to take control of its sprawling fishing fleet. (2)

The Rainbow Warrior set sail from Durban, South Africa, in early September to Mozambique, Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Greenpeace International held joint surveillance operations with the Mozambican Fisheries Law Enforcement department and the Maldivian coast guard to monitor the waters of these countries for pirate fishing activities. (3)

The lack of proper management and pirate fishing in the region is contributing to the demise of albacore and bigeye tuna and sharks that are targeted for the lucrative sashimi and shark fin trade.

"While in the Indian Ocean we have listened to communities, learned about fishing practices and built alliances to help the region continue to provide sustainably caught fish and jobs for future generations," Tolvanen added.

"It is crucial strong action to control fishing is taken or the region and its people who depend on fish for food security will be severely impacted."

Greenpeace is campaigning for responsible fishery management to end overfishing and to support a global network of marine reserves covering 40% of the world's oceans. Both are necessary steps to restoring our oceans to health and to maintain living oceans and ample fish for future generations.


---
Notes:
1. Wooden fishing vessel with registration number IMUL-A-0632CHW was spotted fishing in the high seas between Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The boat is not registered on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and is illegal. The fishing boat IMUL-A-0508CHW was found fishing in the Maldivian EEZ where it has no license to fish.

2. Greenpeace finds illegal fishing vessels, urges UK to enforce Chagos marine reserve

3. During the joint surveillance with Mozambican authorities, an area of 133,500 sq km was covered and four foreign vessels were inspected. Monitoring of fishing activities targeting albacore tuna south of Madagascar was also conducted. In the joint surveillance operation with the Maldivian coast guard, the Rainbow Warrior monitored parts of the south-west edge of the Maldivian EEZ.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Help College-Age Children Resolve to Manage their Finances Better

Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.

Resolve to Make Your Skin More Beautiful this Year

The new year is the perfect time to resolve to keep your skin looking more beautiful.

Resolve to Adopt Cost-Cutting Shopping Habits in the New Year

Easy ways to start saving now and develop smart shopping habits for the remainder of 2015.

ne Last Indulgence Before Your New Year's Resolutions Kick In

There’s another chic pastry that deserves its day -- the madeleine!


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

TCBY Yogurt

The country's best yogurt. Softserve, hand scooped, smoothies, cakes, pies, and specialty items. There's nothing like a specialty ice cream cake for your next special occasion! Visit or Anniston location at 1903 Quintard Avenue. 256-238-8229.

Walmart Super Center

Save Money, Live Better! Walmart! WDNG is proud to give away a delicious birthday cake from the Oxford Walmart bakery in our weekly birthday club drawing. www.walmart.com

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

RMC's mission is to provide advanced health care of the highest quality with compassion and integrity to every patient.Over 185 physicians & most major specialties comprise Regional Medical Center’s medical staff.256-235-5121.www.rmccares.org

Batteries Unlimited

Your local source for just about every battery you can imagine. Call us first at 256-238-9005.

Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at www.sunnykingford.com. Call 256-831-5300.