"Sierra Leone’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Elesabeth N. Mans, on Monday, 30th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vice Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Chinese, Yu Kangzhen. The MoU is as a result of the need to regulate and administer fishing activities in a bid to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities through close cooperation."
"Vietnamese authorities have responded to the EU's "yellow card" warning over a perceived lack of efforts to fight illegal fishing, by signing a memorandum of understanding to step up their fight.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) and the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command will join hands to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, per the agreement signed between the two on Oct. 24."
"Twenty border control officers from six member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) completed a three-week training course in fisheries prosecution and interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the government of Barbados and the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron."
Via Vietnam Bridge
"The European Commission (EC) has issued a "yellow card" warning to Viet Nam, after the country failed to demonstrate sufficient progress in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide.
Though the measure is considered a warning which will not technically affect EC trade policy, the Vietnamese fishing industry is concerned that the yellow card will seriously harm the reputation of Vietnamese seafood worldwide, weakening sales."
"National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Chris Oliver has called for the retraction of a scientific paper that draws the conclusion that illegal and unreported seafood caught in the United States is entering the Japanese market."
"The European Commission is continuing its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide by warning Vietnam, with a "yellow card", about the risk of it being identified as a non-cooperating country."
"Earlier this month, Santam became the first insurer in the country to become a signatory to the agreement. This is part of ongoing global efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to restore overfished populations and important vital fish habitats."
Via Seafood Source
"As the Caribbean continues its fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, fisheries officials agreed at a meeting last month to harmonize standards for marking authorized fishing vessels, as well as to establish a list of vessels involved in IUU fishing."