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Coastal localities in Vietnam take stronger measures against IUU fishing October 25, 2021   |  Source : VNA

Numerous stronger measures have been implemented by 28 coastal provinces and cities nationwide in Vietnam in the past four years in a bid to prevent and combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, towards developing a sustainable fishery sec...

Fishing subsidies in South Africa's W. Cape: ‘Illegal fishing is our only option’ October 25, 2021   |  Source : Mail & Guardian

According to the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (Sassi) there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of fish and other marine creatures extracted from the seas in recent decades. Many linefish species, the most accessible of our inshore ...

Under Israel's blockade, Gaza's fishermen struggle for a catch October 25, 2021   |  Source : France24

Forced to stay close to shore due to Israeli restrictions on powerful engines, the men complain they must seek a catch from overfished shallow waters with declining stocks. "If we catch 200 kilos (450 pounds) of sardines, that would be great," Nahal sa...

French fishermen deem UK ‘too timid’ to resolve post-Brexit licence row October 25, 2021   |  Source : France24

France is disappointed by the pace of negotiations with Britain on settling a row about post-Brexit fishing rights but talks are set to continue on Monday, the head of a French fishing association said on Saturday. His remarks appeared to suggest Frenc...

Five national parks to serve as nature conservation 'classrooms' in China by YANG WANLI October 22, 2021   |  Source : CHINA DAILY

China's first five national parks will be partly open to the public and serve as the most beautiful "classrooms" for nature conservation education, an official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said on Thursday. "National parks be...

Two advisory councils urge European Commission to fight flags of convenience by Cliff White October 22, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource

Two advisory councils to the European Commision are pushing it to take more action against “flags of convenience.” The Long-Distance Fisheries Advisory Council (LDAC), comprised of 50 organizations from a dozen E.U. member-states, represents the se...

Tracking device mandatory for ship licence renewal in Oman October 22, 2021   |  Source : Times of Oman

The licences of ships will not be renewed unless automatic tracking devices are installed, said the Ministry of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources. "The Ministry of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources announced that all fishermen, inst...

Nigeria records lowest level of piracy since 1994, as Deep Blue Project comes on stream by Steve Agbota October 21, 2021   |  Source : The Sun

The trend of reduction in piracy and armed robbery in Nigerian waters has continued, with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reporting in its third quarter 2021 account a 77 per cent decrease in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same...

Somalia blames foreign fishing fleets for destroying lives of local fisherfolk October 21, 2021   |  Source : Somali Affairs

Somalia has declared that illegal fishing will not be tolerated in Somalia, saying the country’s small fisher community has been facing threat for years as a result of illegal fishing. Foreign fishing ships, trawlers and speed boats had been carrying...

Philippines worries over continuing presence of foreign vessels in West Philippine Sea October 21, 2021   |  Source : Manila Bulletin

The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Philippines has raised concern over the continued presence of foreign vessels conducting fishing operations in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Among others, C...

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