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  • Elver netsman banned for illegal fishing

    A Bridgwater man has been banned from elver fishing for four years after he was caught fishing in a 'no go' area on the River Parrett. Christopher Bond was also ordered to pay £900 in fines and costs. Environment Agency bailiffs were on a routine night patrol on March 7, 2013 when they saw the defendant and a second man behaving suspiciously near the Huntspill Sluice. Mr Bond’s ...

  • Nottinghamshire man given £467 penalty for illegal fishing

    On Monday 16 December 2013, James Greaves, of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court to one charge relating to illegal fishing at Bank End Fishery near Doncaster. He was fined £100 and ordered to pay £347 in costs, along with a £20 victim surcharge. The court heard that on 25 May 2013 Mr Greaves was approached by an Environment Agency ...

  • European Commission intensifies the fight against illegal fishing

    Following a formal warning one year ago (IP/12/1215), the European Commission today intensifies its fight against illegal fishing by identifying Belize, Cambodia and Guinea as non-cooperating third countries. Despite the Commission working closely with the countries' authorities to set up fisheries management and effective control ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Further arrests in Durham illegal fishing operation

    Two more people have been arrested in Durham city centre as part of a continuing crack-down on illegal fishing. Environment Agency officers and Durham Police last night (Tuesday 17 September) swooped on Framwellgate, on the River Wear, where they seized eight migratory fish, two fishing rods and a large amount of illegal equipment. The surveillance activities are being carried out as part of ...

  • Countries Crack Down on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

    Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags. The FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance spell out a range of actions that countries can take to ensure that vessels ...

  • EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

    Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU of any fisheries products ...

  • U.S. and EU Pledge Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

    Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to a historic agreement between the United States and the European Union to stop illegal fishing. "Two of the three largest seafood importing markets deciding to crackdown on the illegal fishing epidemic could represent a major turning ...

  • Seven arrested in Durham illegal fishing crackdown

    Seven people were arrested on Tuesday (10 September) for illegal fishing activities on the River Wear in Durham city centre, as part of an operation led by the Environment Agency. After receiving intelligence that illegal fishing and the poaching of salmon was taking place in this area, the Environment Agency’s fisheries enforcement team arranged the overnight crackdown. With assistance ...

  • Fines for eight anglers caught fishing illegally

    Eight anglers caught fishing illegally in Norfolk waters have been fined by Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court. They were caught without rod licences in an Environment Agency blitz of Norfolk waters. On Thursday 3 October were fined between £60 and £75 and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20. Most were also ordered to pay £127 costs. Lesley Robertson, Environmental ...

  • Destruction order for net used in illegal elver net fishing

    On Tuesday 25 March 2014, Graham Stokes of Gloucester pleaded guilty at Gloucester Magistrates’ Court to one charge of unauthorised elver net fishing. The 49-year-old was fined £250, ordered to pay £350 in costs, along with a £25 victim surcharge. The court issued a destruction order of Mr Stokes’ elver net and banned him from applying for any authorisation for two ...

  • Illegal gold mining`s wasteland

    A decade of illegal gold mining has transformed large areas of virgin Peruvian rainforest into pocked, denuded, mercury-poisoned wastelands. Excavations to separate gold flecks from tons of earth have left holes big enough to swallow a half-dozen buses. Mercury, a neurotoxin used to bind the gold, pervades the local food chain, reaching humans through the fish they eat. The ruined lands scar the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Teesside man handed night-time curfew order for using illegal fishing methods

    A Teesside man has been handed one-month, night-time curfew order after he was caught using illegal fishing methods on the River Tees. Thomas Cunningham, 50, of Lanehouse Road, Thornaby on Tees, Cleveland, was sentenced at Teesside Magistrates’ Court today (22 October) after being found guilty of four angling offences. His curfew order stipulates that he must remain at home between the ...

  • Question and Answers on the EU`s fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

    Why does the Commission list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea as non-cooperative third countries taken? The Commission's decision to list these three third countries (Belize, Cambodia, Guinea) was taken following a warning (yellow card) issued to eight countries last year. Each country was given a reasonable deadline within which to react and to resolve the issues identified. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Peru attacks illegal mining ahead of climate talks

    Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks. Even before the officers began blasting away at miners' makeshift shelters, the Amazon rainforest nearby looked like a war-scape, pocked with craters and littered with the trunks of amputated trees. Peru's anti-illegal mining czar, retired army ...


    By Associated Press

  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over illegal sheep grazing in Yellowstone ecosystem

    The Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project reached a settlement this week with the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho to resolve a lawsuit filed last summer. The settlement requires the U.S. Sheep Station to analyze the environmental effects of the sheep grazing under the National Environmental Policy Act and to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

  • Angler fined for repeatedly fishing in the closed season

    A Bristol man has been ordered to pay £1,335 in fines and costs for flouting fishing bylaws. Adam Power was caught illegally fishing for coarse fish on the River Avon at Keynsham on three separate occasions. In April 2013 the Environment Agency received reports from members of the public that a man was fishing below a weir near the Brassmills Public House, Keynsham. At the time it was the ...

  • Pew Urges United States and European Union to Crack Down on Illegal Use of Driftnets

    At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and ...

  • Sleeping while fishing with unlicensed rod nets fines

    Three anglers have been fined by Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court for fishing illegally, two with unattended rods. One was found sleeping and unable to attend to his rods should they hook a fish, an offence designed to protect the health of fish. Two of them also failed to give their addresses to officers. Environment Agency bailiffs found the men on routine patrols. All three were also ...

  • Mediterranean Fishing Nations Adopt Conservation Measures

    ROME, Italy (ENS) - Nations whose fishing fleets work the waters of the Mediterranean Sea have agreed on a series of new measures aimed at conserving the region's dwindling fish populations. The delegates also adopted new, stricter rules for tuna fishing in the face of warnings that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is wiping out the world's tunas. The measures were ...

  • ‘Genebank can save South Asian fish stocks’

    As South Asian fish stocks rapidly dwindle through overfishing, experts have suggested the setting up of a regional genebank as a remedy. Other suggestions that came up at a regional consultative workshop on management and dissemination of improved fish breeds to preserve their diversity in South Asia, held ...


    By SciDev.Net

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