Fishing trawlers moored at Shengsi Island, Pacific Ocean

Fishery Resources Pillage in the Pacific Ocean

No less than 25 million tons of fish are believed to be lost each year due to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing activity (IUU fishing) over the world. For some enforcement officials, IUU fishing has even become “the world’s top maritime security threat”. The Pacific Ocean, extending from India to the west coast of the … Continue reading Fishery Resources Pillage in the Pacific Ocean

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Spartly and Parecels islands : a major threat to maritime security ?

Sea map South China The territorial claims of the countries bordering the South China Sea have led to a military escalation. In addition to navies strengthening, military bases are being established on various islands in the Spratly and Paracel archipelagos, raising fears of maritime security deterioration in the area. South China Sea, what is happening … Continue reading Spartly and Parecels islands : a major threat to maritime security ?

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Artic New shipping routes

Arctic routes By mid-century, the chances are high for Transpolar Passage to open across the Arctic Ocean through the North Pole, mainly due to global warming effects. And most nations have buried their collective heads in the sand for this coming reality except China. So, you may forget about requiring nuclear icebreakers. Polar Code, UNCLOS, … Continue reading Artic New shipping routes

Security Challenges In Mozambique Channel

Channel of Mozambique map Groups on the "Swahili Coast" started the Mozambique Channel insurgency in 2017. The revolution now includes not less than 800 separate attacks across Mozambique, especially Northern Mozambique. The attacks have resulted in at least 2600 fatalities while other 600,000 individuals are now displaced. The importance of this strategic region for maritime … Continue reading Security Challenges In Mozambique Channel

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Maritime Drone Against Illegal Fishing Activities

maritime drone Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) activities are a major economic loss for many countries unable to protect their maritime area. Furthermore, they have a strong impact on the sustainability of marine resources. But how to protect millions of kilometers without dozens of patrol boat? It appears that using maritime drone is one … Continue reading Maritime Drone Against Illegal Fishing Activities

Customary International Law and the Law of the Sea

Law of the sea UNCLOS The United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) will celebrate in 2022 its forty’s anniversary. Qualified as “package deal”, it is the most “comprehensive document ever adopted by the international community”. The convention strengthened the purpose of customary international laws by codifying its provisions and by creating … Continue reading Customary International Law and the Law of the Sea

Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint

Eastern Mediterranean flashpoint Eastern Mediterranean is a crossroads between continents. The complexity of the region and tensions between countries make the area a dangerous flashpoint. All kind of destabilization and maritime issues monitored seem to be linked to one actor, the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Where is Eastern Mediterranean? Eastern Mediterranean is a … Continue reading Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint

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Illegal Fishing in Pacific Ocean, a Crime Still Active

Illegal fishing in pacific Ocean Illegal fishing in pacific Ocean is a major challenge for South American countries. The decrease of natural resources and the difficulties to control the area call for an international cooperation in order to preserve a future sustainable for local population. Nothing new for the region The western coast of South … Continue reading Illegal Fishing in Pacific Ocean, a Crime Still Active

Pollution and the grenade fishing, an ecological disaster for Farwa Island in Libya

Farwa Island, Libyan’s Gem in Danger

Farwa island Farwa island is an idyllic area located on the extreme west of the Libyan’s Mediterranean coast. Unfortunately, this wildlife treasure in a civil war country is threatened by a destructive fishing method, lobbing grenades into the water, and a leak of heavy metal from a local industry. This situation is not the only … Continue reading Farwa Island, Libyan’s Gem in Danger

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43 Mediterranean Fish Species Threatened

threatened fish species The Mediterranean Sea used to be a wonderful ecosystem with more than 7% of global marine fish species, with a total of 519 different species. Unfortunately, maritime pollution, over-stock fishing and a lack of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) led to a degradation of its ecosystem. Over 8% of Mediterranean fish species are … Continue reading 43 Mediterranean Fish Species Threatened