27 Jul '11, 4pm

On Land & Sea, Organized Crime, Illegal Fishing, Continues To Wipe Out Wildlife

On Land & Sea, Organized Crime, Illegal Fishing, Continues To Wipe Out Wildlife

70 People Under Investigation For Falsifying Fishing Records Reports in Italian media (La Nuova Sardegna , AGI ) say that port authorities in Maddalena are investigation 70 people in an illegal bluefin trafficking ring and have found 1000 administrative violations so far. WWF's translation, The fraud, which could involve organised crime groups, was carried out via the avoidance or falsification of the Bluefin Catch Documents (BCD) that are obligatory according to EU law concerning the fishing and trading of bluefin tuna - an endangered species. The EU sets quota limits for each Member State to catch bluefin tuna, which is highly sought-after in Japan where the market price can reach €500 per kilo. Increasingly Sophisticated Smuggling Techniques Used By Organized Crime Groups WCS's Elizabeth Bennett has a new paper in the journal Oryx that shows how enforcement methods used...

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How to fight organized wildlife crime in East Asia

How to fight organized wildlife crime in East Asia

news.mongabay.com 27 Jul '11, 11pm

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enn.com 27 Jul '11, 3pm

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Fishing for change:

Fishing for change:

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e360.yale.edu 28 Jul '11, 2pm

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Today's animal friendly website of the day to check out: via #wcs.org

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wcs.org 30 Jul '11, 1pm

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