A smartphone app allowing small-scale fishers to gather evidence against industrial vessels fishing illegally was launched by Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Before the development phase had even been completed the app had been used to alert authorities to a trawler fishing illegally in the inshore exclusion zone reserved for canoes. The app is also being developed for use in other West African countries such as Liberia.
Illegal fishing is driving Ghana’s fish populations to the brink, threatening food supplies, livelihoods and national security. Researchers predict the total loss of ‘small pelagic’ fish populations – a staple food for local coas... FULL STORY
The 'Mar Argentino' reached Mar del Plata port. Argentina
The new INIDEP scientific ship that was built in Vigo, Spain, was received by national authorities who escorted it. It cost almost 8 million dollars and will aim to work in coastal waters.