News Links, Week of July 25

Each week, the International MCS Network compiles the latest news in the field of fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance.  Please send news links and relevant stories to mcs.network@imcsnet.org to be included in next week’s links.

From Crown to Cage

June 24, 2013

“The Changing Face of the Tuna Trap Fishery in Sardgena”

National Geographic News Watch

Bill seeks to eliminate trawling nets in Costa Rica

June 13, 2013

“Environmental groups, opposition party submit a bill to Congress that would ban trawling nets entirely and provide help for artisanal fishermen.”

Tico Times

New South Korean fisheries law a good first step to curb illegal fishing 

July 5, 2013

“Greenpeace East Asia oceans campaigner Jiehyun Park has responsed to news that the Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing.”

The Daily Catch

China gets muscular new coast guard

July 23, 2013

“China’s new unified coast guard agency has gone into operation, state media reported Tuesday amid maritime disputes with neighbors, including Japan.”

The Japan Times

Stop Illegal Fishing Case Study Series 6

June, 2013

“A regional policy that drove change; the billion dollar treasure hunt.”

Stop Illegal Fishing Case Study Series 7

July, 2013

“Africa unites and illegal fishing industry pays.”

Both case studies provided by Stop Illegal Fishing, www.stopillegalfishing.com

The International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Network aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of fisheries-related MCS activities through enhanced cooperation, coordination, information collection and exchange among national organizations and institutions responsible for fisheries-related MCS.