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The Trygg Mat Foundation was a Norwegian foundation working on sustainable seafood production. The main focus of the organisation increasingly became illegal fishing and in 2014 it was decided that a new entity, Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT), should be initiated to take on this particular focus. The work of TMT can be found at www.tm-tracking.org. TMT has also taken over the ownership and management of the combined IUU vessel website, www.iuu-vessels.org. TMT is maintaining the webpages of Trygg Mat Foundation for public interest. All contact links from this website will be directed to TMT.

Illegal fishing in Liberia0

Posted on February 1st, 2012 in Uncategorized

Documentation gathered by Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) and the Trygg Mat Foundation indicates that number of tuna purse seiners flagged to France, Spain, Belize and South Korea appears to have been fishing without valid licenses in the Liberian 200 mile zone. 

Trygg Mat has tracked the movements of fishing vessels in Liberian waters for 9 months. Last summer, five vessels were tracked with vessel movements consistent with fishing in the Liberian 200 mile zone. A new investigation in January 2012 show an additional seven vessels with the same kind of fishery related activities in the zone. The Liberian Fisheries administration confirms to the SIF that the vessels do not have valid fishing licenses in Liberia.

Read the article from SIF here

 

Stop Illegal Fishing is a component of NEPAD’s Partnership for African Fisheries programme 

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