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Enter first force "binding global treaty" against illegal fishing

An international agreement, considered the "first binding global treaty against illegal fishing", entered into force on Sunday in thirty countries after being adopted in 2009, FAO announced.

This agreement, which aims to "prevent, impede and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated" has from now legal value in countries like Iceland, Norway, Australia, Cuba, South Africa, Somalia and Thailand.

However, the agreement lacks two important nations of the world market of fisheries, such as China and Japan.

"It's a great day in the context of these efforts seek to ensure sustainable fishing able to feed the world", the Brazilian José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is pleased , which is based in Rome.

Responsible absent invited governments to sign the agreement "to end illegal fishing and ensure the survival of our marine resources."

According to FAO, the parties must now implement certain measures in their ports, with the aim of "illegal fishing detect, prevent download and sell fish illegally obtained and ensure exchange of information on ships worldwide irresponsible"

Foreign fishing vessels wishing to enter a port must request permission in advance and submit detailed information about their identity, their activities and the fish they have on board.

The suspect vessels have categorically denied entry into a port and the unloading of fish, refueling or resupplying.

Vessels authorized to enter the ports may, in turn, be inspected according to a set of common standards.

"Navigation without proper authorization, fishing for protected species, use of prohibited equipment or failure to fishing quotas are among the most common illegal activities," FAO said.

These practices jeopardize efforts seeking responsible management of marine fisheries, undermine productivity and in some cases, contribute significantly to their demise.

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