Ending Illegal Fishing Project

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  • The Ocean Conference

    Life on Earth depends heavily on its magnificent and complex ocean ecosystems, but the health of the marine environment is declining. In response, the United Nations will host The Ocean Conference June 5-9 in New York. Read More

  • Japan Vows to Close Ports to Illegal Fishing

    Japan, one of the world’s largest fish importers, has joined 47 other governments in ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA)—an international treaty designed to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU ) fishing. Read More

  • The IMO Number Explained

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) introduced its Ship Identification Number Scheme in 1987 to help prevent maritime fraud and enhance the security of merchant vessels. It is recognized by regional fisheries organizations and most governments and is considered the best available global identification system for ships. Read More

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