Ocean Trust Bonefish Co-Sponsor International Forum on Sea Bass

Published January 21, 2009 16:09

CCAMLR Forum Focuses on Enforcement and Monitoring of Sea Bass Fishery

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) forum focused on compliance evaluation with monitoring systems that prevent illegal fishing such as "the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) used to track fishing vessels in the  CCAMLR management zone along and the enforcement of the Dissostichus Catch Document system used to monitor trade in Chilean Sea Bass that have reduced illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by 75%,” said Thor Lassen, president of Ocean Trust.  Bonefish Grill and Ocean Trust supported the forum as co-sponsors.

“We want to insure that these programs have adequate funding to continue the progress made with the Chilean sea bass resource,” continued Lassen, “so we are happy to join with Bonefish Grill as a forum co-sponsor to make a positive contribution to sustain this fishery.” 

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