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Epic hunt for toothfish poachers ends in the Atlantic

By Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:39PM UTC 0 Comment

Sea Shepherd’s Operation Icefish ended early this week with the bizarre sinking of Interpol-wanted vessel, The Thunder, inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sao Tome. After 110 days of action, chasing the elusive vessel, Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson said the campaign has accomplished its mission. The longest hot pursuit of a poaching vessel in...

Malaysia detains notorious ‘Viking’ poaching vessel

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 7:36AM UTC 9 Comments

Another major blow has been dealt to illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean with the detention of the Nigerian-flagged poaching vessel, Viking, in Malaysia - bringing a total of three notorious illegal fishing vessels and their crew in for interrogation this fishing season. Nigerian-flagged the Thunder was de-registered last week making it officially stateless. Kunlun, meanwhile, is in Thailand's detention....

Australia urges cooperation on illegal fishing

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015 6:12PM UTC 8 Comments

Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton urged the international community to forge cooperation to combat Illegal, Undocumented, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing following the arrest of poaching vessel, Kunlun, in Thailand earlier this week. Dutton said Australia works with international partners through the Regional Plan of Action with Southeast Asian countries to address illegal fishing....

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:15PM UTC 15 Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South Korean man is still missing....

High seas now open to all tuna fishers

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012 2:06PM UTC 0 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (December 7) – The Philippines will now have competition in the pocket of high seas that was recently opened exclusively for Filipino tuna fishermen as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) failed to reach consensus that would have closed large areas in the Pacific Ocean that lie along the migratory...