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Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future by Professor John Langmore AM October 23, 2020   |  Source : University of Melbourne  | Copyright : The University of Melbourne

On Saturday 24th October, the United Nations will mark the 75th anniversary of its first meeting. The global unanimity which greeted the UN’s formation in 1945 was the natural response to the horrors of the Second World War. The first Article of t...

How India’s first & only radio channel for fishermen is changing lives every day by GOPI KARELIA October 23, 2020   |  Source : The Better India  | Copyright : 2019 Vikara Services Pvt Ltd

Yedimar, a fisherman living on Tamil Nadu’s Pambam island located between peninsular India and Sri Lanka, was alarmed one recent summer day to find that his favourite radio show had gone “missing.” Puzzled and somewhat distraught, unsure whether ...

New Zealand's Sealord employing fishermen from Covid-19 hot spot Russia due to lack of 'qualified' Kiwis October 23, 2020   |  Source : TVNZ  | Copyright : TVNZ Thu Oct 22 09:02:07 NZDT 2020

Sealord is using Russian crew for their deep water vessels over New Zealanders because of a lack of "trained and qualified fishers in New Zealand". That's according to Sealord CEO Doug Paulin who spoke to TVNZ1's Breakfast following multiple Covid-19 i...

A holistic approach to addressing IUU fishing October 23, 2020   |  Source : INQUIRER.net

In the constant battle against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the country, numbers alone do not tell the whole story. According to the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Fish Right Project, the human eleme...

Working group of nations go after China's flags of convenience by Mark Godfrey October 23, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Fisheries officials from the European Union, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States have met to discuss cooperation on limiting the use of flags of convenience by distant-water fishery companies involved in illegal fishing. The online mee...

Amid drought and flooding, Cambodian fish catches, exports fall precipitously by Luke Hunt October 22, 2020   |  Source : The Diplomat  | Copyright : 2020 DIPLOMAT MEDIA INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

For two decades, scientists and environmentalists have warned that fish stocks in the Lower Mekong River were at risk from a cluster of factors including overfishing and use of illegal nets, massive dam construction in Laos and China, and the effects of c...

A Venezuelan vessel carrying 1.3 mn barrels of oil is tilting — and it could lead to a catastrophic oil spill by Sophie Lewis October 22, 2020   |  Source : CBS News  | Copyright : © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A Venezuelan oil tanker has been parked for nearly two years in the Gulf of Paria, carrying approximately 80 million gallons of oil. New photos of the vessel show it appearing to tilt heavily on its side — leading to growing concerns of a potential envi...

Mexico fishermen scoff at governor's suggestion to switch to taxi driving by Kendal Blust October 22, 2020   |  Source : Arizona Public Media  | Copyright : Arizona Board of Regents

In an effort to protect the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise, Mexico has implemented increasingly restrictive fishing bans in the uppermost part of the Sea of Cortez, called the Upper Gulf of California. In September, new restrictions would make eve...

Quarantined fishermen drive New Zealand virus spike October 22, 2020   |  Source : RTE  | Copyright : © RTÉ 2020. RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Media.

A coronavirus outbreak among hundreds of Russian and Ukrainian fishermen flown to New Zealand to bolster its struggling deep-sea fishing industry has prompted that country's largest daily increase in infections in months, authorities said. More than 23...

Dozens of artisanal fishermen in Costa Rica demonstrated against trawling October 22, 2020   |  Source : MENAFN  | Copyright : 2000 MENAFN. All rights reserved.

A group of dozens of artisanal fishermen in Costa Rica demonstrated against the reactivation of trawling on October 19 in front of the Legislative Assembly. They held a meeting with deputies José María Villalta, Ana Karine Niño, Luis Antonio Aiza, Mile...

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