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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New study on aid transparency and accountability in marine fisheries and conservation

Transparentsea is currently undertaking research on donor spending in Africa for fisheries and marine conservation projects. The aim of the research is to provide the first global view of spending by multilateral and bi-lateral aid organisations and to analyse levels … Continue reading

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European Commission grants access to confidential files

Efforts to gain access to previously confidential files held by the European Commission seem to have been successful. Transparentsea and 25 other organisations petitioned the European Commission for access to all ex ante and post ante evaluations of EU fisheries … Continue reading

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