Aiming to cut down on ‘flag hopping,’ UN body endorses fishing guidelines

Members of a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) committee today endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines that target illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) which generate up to $23 billion each year.

UN, Norway to launch state-of-the-art research vessel to support endangered fisheries

The United Nations agricultural agency announced today that it is partnering with Norway to build an advanced research vessel as part of efforts to avert the effects of climate change and other threats to the world’s fish stocks, as calls were heard for urgent action to address those threats at an international forum in Rome.