Author Archives: Andre Standing

TransparentSea – new wiki website

This site has been ‘under construction’ for a while. We are developing a new site using mediawiki in collaboration with other organisations. The new wiki website will be launched during 2012, and until then no new posts will be added … Continue reading

Posted in about transparentSea | Leave a comment

Access to information survey: Summary of methods and results

Last year TransparentSea implemented an ‘access to information survey’ in 12 African countries. Several publications are in the pipeline that discuss the implications of this survey and provide a discussion on related policy. However, the following document provides a brief … Continue reading

Posted in about transparentSea | Leave a comment

New data on Spanish and Italian fishing in third countries

The “Cluster de Empresas Pesqueras en Países Terceros” has recently shared new data on the activities of its members in foreign countries. This is an industry organisation with 118 members with 321 boats operating in the seas of non-European countries. … Continue reading

Posted in about transparentSea | Leave a comment

Access to information survey complete…

Last year TransparentSea implemented an access to information survey in 12 African countries. Many thanks to those who participated. A short article describing the results and implications of the survey is being published by the International Collective in Support of … Continue reading

Posted in about transparentSea | Leave a comment

Chinese fishery agreement in Mauritania – $100 million for 25 years. Access the documents here

Last year the Mauritanian government signed a controversial fisheries agreement with a Chinese state fishing company – Poly Hon Don Fisheries. the agreement allows up to 50 Chinese boats access to Mauritania’s waters for the next 25 years, with seemingly … Continue reading

Posted in about transparentSea | Leave a comment

DG-MARE provide 6 new ex ante evaluations of EU access agreements

Following the request for documents held by DG-MARE last year on EU fisheries access agreements, ClientEarth and TransparentSea made a follow-up application. This time we  narrowed the request to 6 evaluations to make life easier for DG-MARE and preempt their … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, European Union | Leave a comment

Making transparency work in Africa’s fisheries: New publication by U4 Anti-corruption resource centre

I have recently published a report on transparency and fisheries in Africa. It provides a discussion on the problems associated with poor levels of access to information in fisheries management, and also the limits and limitations of transparency reforms. It … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Corruption | Leave a comment