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Green Sky At Night Over Taiwan’s Islands Heralds A Different Kind Of Squid Game
By Alicia Chen and Lily Kuo
October 15, 2021 at 4:00 a.m. EDT
MATSU, Taiwan — As dusk falls, green lights appear one by one along the horizon off Matsu, a chain of Taiwanese islands near China's coast. Soon, an eerie, fluorescent glow fills the night sky. The lights, used by Chinese fishermen to attract squid, leave residents of Matsu feeling uneasy and surrounded.
IUU REPLACING PIRACY AS TOP GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY THREAT
Posted on August 4, 2021 by Nick Adde, Special Correspondent
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The ramifications of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing are readily apparent on nations whose economies depend on fishing, but the practice has an impact on U.S. national security as well, a panel of experts said Aug. 4 at Sea-Air-Space 2021.
GLOBAL COMPETITION OVER FISH STOCKS INCREASINGLY AFFECTS HAWAII
Honolulu Civil Beat - August 2, 2021
Competition over dwindling fish stocks has led to violent confrontations around the world. Hawaii longliners are feeling the effects.
In the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 1, 2020, the Robin II, a Honolulu-based fishing longliner, was confronted by a larger Taiwanese-flagged vessel about 115 miles south of Hawaii.
DOD TO LAUNCH AI COMPETITION TO DETECT, DEFEAT ILLEGAL FISHING
DoD News - July 22, 2021
The Defense Innovation Unit and Global Fishing Watch, a nonprofit that uses satellites to provide a view of global fishing activities, announced today a new xView3 Challenge to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
The xView3 is a competition with a $150,000 prize.
HAWAII’S FISHERMEN ARE WORRIED ABOUT CHINA’S FLEET. SO IS THE MILITARY
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 17, 2021
by Kevin Knodell
The U.S. military increasingly sees illegal fishing as a national security threat and has China’s vast government-subsidized fleet in its sights.
INADEQUACY OF US SCREENING SYSTEM FOR IUU RISKS LAID BARE IN TRADE STUDY
SeafoodSource - April 7, 2021
by Mark Godfrey
Seafood caught via illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and fishing involving forced labor amounting to USD 2.4 billion (EUR 2 billion) was imported into the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Photo courtesy of the Seafood Working Group