News Links, Week of October 10

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 to be included in next week’s links.

NAFO cites foreign vessels with illegally caught fish

October 4, 2013

“Russian and European ships accused of illegal redfish harvest off Newfoundland”

CBA News Canada

Illegal Chinese fishing in S. Korean waters total 4,600 cases over past decade

October 7, 2013

“The number of illegal fishing cases by Chinese boats in South Korean waters reached over 4,600 over the past 10 years, the government said Monday”

Global Post

Officers find giant illegal fishing net off Oahu

October 8, 2013

“State conservation officers continue to monitor waters off Oahu for large illegal fishing nets after several were confiscated in Kaneohe Bay this summer”

Star Advertiser

Russian and European vessels cited for redfish overfishing

October 8, 2013

“A dozen foreign fishing vessels have been cited by Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) for having been illegally harvesting redfish off the east coast of Newfoundland, informed the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)”

FIS World News

33 nabbed for illegal fishing off Bantayan Island

October 9, 2013

“A TASK force under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) arrested 33 fishermen after they were allegedly caught fishing in prohibited areas in the waters off Bantayan Island, northern Cebu last Monday”

Inquirer News

Qatar sentences 29 Indians for 2 weeks for illegal fishing

October 11, 2013

“Dubai: Twenty-nine Indians, employed as fishermen in the UAE, have been sentenced for two weeks for allegedly entering the Qatari waters”

Zee News India

Progress in Fisheries Act implementation highlighted

 October 11, 2013

“The head of the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), Pablo Galilea, ensured that at the end of 2013 the 12 key regulations for the implementation of the new Fisheries Act will be ready”

FIS World News

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