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  • US official, pollock harvesters condemn IUU report

    fishing industry and fisheries manager. NOAA_letter The paper offers estimates of the amount of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) seafood entering...estimated 15 percent of the US pollock entering Japan is from IUU fisheries. Further, the study says between 10 percent and 20 percent of the salmon and crab coming from Alaska fisheries is IUU. Researchers estimate that between 24 percent and 36 percent of 2.15 million tons of wild-seafood imports to Japan in

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 17 Oct 2017

    MSC takes industry's side in dispute over controversial IUU report

    significant percentage of Alaska salmon, crab and pollock entering the Japanese market comes from illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries. "The...any bearing," Brian Perkins of the MSC, told IntraFish. US official, pollock harvesters condemn IUU report The paper offers estimates of the amount of IUU-origin seafood entering the Japanese market, one of the most lucrative in the world. The authors argue for a traceability program to address the

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 19 Oct 2017

    Fisheries experts join NOAA, pollock companies, MSC in blasting 'made up' IUU report

    produced by IUU fishing activity. A 2014 paper, Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA, also co-authored by Pitcher...significant portion of Alaska salmon, crab and pollock is entering the Japanese market from illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries. The group of..., the authors and publisher have not responded to either Hilborn's or the US government's requests to retract the paper. Tony Pitcher, one of the paper

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 15 Dec 2017

    NOAA exec still waiting for retraction of controversial IUU report

    fisheries is IUU. Pitcher and the other authors argue for the creation of a seafood traceability program in Japan to thwart what they claim is the...-authored by Pitcher, contained similar findings about IUU fish entering the US market. It also argued for a more rigorous government seafood traceability...unregulated (IUU) fisheries. In October, Oliver challenged the veracity of the scientific paper and asked that it be retracted to avoid damaging the reputation

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 15 Jan 2018

    Scientists, Alaska industry still waiting on retraction of controversial Walton Foundation-funded IUU report

    from IUU fisheries. Further, the study says between 10 and 20 percent of the salmon and crab coming from Alaska fisheries is IUU. Pitcher and the other...market from illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries. "We’re still waiting on a decision from the publication," a NOAA spokesperson told Intra...join NOAA, pollock companies, MSC in blasting 'made up' IUU report In December, a team of top US fisheries scientists joined the US government in

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 05 Jul 2018

    A retraction is not enough

    -- Tony Pitcher, Katrina Nakamura, and Ganapathiraju Pramod -- that provided estimates for IUU fish entering the US market. This report has been cited at...between 10 and 20 percent of the salmon and crab coming from Alaska fisheries is IUU. In the paper, Pitcher and the other authors argue for the creation of..., and despite our arguing that is not necessary as they can easily insert a correction, Ray Hilborn in Seattle has queered the pitch by a ridiculous

    Commentary  intrafish.com 01 Nov 2018

    LETTER: A decade’s worth of shoddy academic work

    . The Pew Trusts’ new IUU fishing initiative is based on a 2002 paper by Pramod Pitcher that alleged global IUU fishing levels three times higher than the...column "A retraction is not enough" published Wednesday. I read with great interest today’s editorial on the 2017 Pramod Pitcher paper with its assertions about the presence of IUU Alaska pollock in the Japanese marketplace—assertions that are spurious, unfounded, and damaging to the reputation of seafood

    Commentary  intrafish.com 02 Nov 2018

    LETTER: 'I defend my work'

    The following letter was sent to IntraFish by Tony Pitcher, co-author of the scientific paper "Estimates of illegal and unreported seafood imports to...reconsider your descriptions of these parts of the work. 1. The 2 percent IUU figure is as the product leaves the US. Because of product mixing in Chinese...revised paper (this new table has been ready for a year), and you will see that the IUU figures as product leaves the US are very low. As I stated very

    Commentary  intrafish.com 06 Nov 2018

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    Controversial IUU science paper finally retracted

    (IUU) fisheries, was retracted just before Christmas by the Marine Policy journal, Tony Pitcher, one of the report's authors, told IntraFish on Wednesday...the same researchers -- Tony Pitcher, Katrina Nakamura, and Ganapathiraju Pramod -- that provided estimates for IUU fish entering the US market. This...fisheries. Further, the study says between 10 and 20 percent of the salmon and crab coming from Alaska fisheries is IUU. In the paper, Pitcher and the other

    Fisheries  intrafish.com 10 Jan 23:48 GMT

    LETTER: Repackaging flawed IUU science needs to stop and Walton Foundation can help

    , professor Pitcher and his co-authors committed "data fraud" by making assertions in their 2017 IUU paper that are not supported by sources cited in the paper...harvester interests alike, to do the right thing and commission an independent review of professor Pitcher’s IUU methodology before more misleading...to professor Pitcher’s 2017 paper were funding responsible research, it’s not too late to make things right. IUU fishing is a serious issue. Let

    Commentary  intrafish.com 14 Jan 12:12 GMT