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Video: Ending Illegal Fishing


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JL
- 499 days ago - pewenvironment.org
Illegal fishing, also called pirate fishing, occurs on an industrial scale and has global consequences. Outlaw vessels deplete fish stocks, harming communities that rely on fish for food and economic security. Illegal fishing also threatens fragile marine



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JL A. (272)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:33 pm
Illegal fishing, also called pirate fishing, occurs on an industrial scale and has global consequences. Outlaw vessels deplete fish stocks, harming communities that rely on fish for food and economic security. Illegal fishing also threatens fragile marine ecosystems. Illegal operators employ a variety of techniques to avoid detection while bending and breaking regulations. To end illegal fishing, we need a global requirement that fishing vessels have unique identification numbers (known as IMO numbers); ratification of the United Nations' Port State Measures Agreement; and improved information sharing among national law enforcement agencies. Each of these components will improve monitoring and enforcement of fisheries crimes.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:58 am
I wish all fishing were ended,

I stopped at a park with a lake and fishing one day on my way to work.

A fisherman landed a large fish. I watched it flopping desperately.
What nightmare is this? I seemed to be the only one who knew
this is wrong!

 

Terry V. (30)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:43 am
thanks
 

Ben Oscarsito (343)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:56 am
As if the "legal" fishing wasn't bad enough...DAMMIT!!!
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:57 am

True enough Ben, legal fishing is already harming the oceans. I'm supportive of some old time piracy laws.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:00 am
You are welcome Terry.
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Past Member (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:03 am
Yes we need a worldwide ban on illegal fishing and harsh penalties for those caught doing it Legal fishing takes enough fish out of the oceans as it is We wont have any fish or sharks the way things are going
 

JL A. (272)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:09 am
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Kenneth Davies (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:31 pm
noted
 

Christeen Anderson (538)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:03 pm
Please help stop illegal fishing. Thank you.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:03 pm
I too agree that they need to put a stop to this illegal fishing crap. Plus even starting to monitor the legal side of it too. Thanks JL
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2:31 am
Soon they'll be nothing to fish for---thanks to these greedy ignorant buffoons. A crack down on all fishing is desperately needed---otherwise it'll be even more grim in the near future. Thanks Jl
 

Winn Adams (199)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:17 am
Noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:29 am
You are welcome Christeen, Colleen and Natasha.
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Aileen P. (34)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:45 am
I wish all fishing were ended. Noted. Thank you!
 

Melania Padilla (180)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:47 pm
Absolutely agree with Ben, the "legal" fishging is bad enough ;(
 

Melania Padilla (180)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:48 pm
Sorry, forgot to tell you what a great post! This is certainly one of the main issues of our times, for humans and animals
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:11 am
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