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Do not politicize fisheries issues - Ghana stakeholders February 15, 2018   |  Source : GhanaWeb

Participants at a day’s fisheries stakeholders dialogue meeting in Ghana have expressed worry about the politicization of pre-mix fuel issues and other inputs for the development of the fishing industry. They noted with concern that the politicizatio...

Papua New Guinea's parliament told about fisheries observers who disappear February 15, 2018   |  Source : RNZ  | Copyright : Radio New Zealand 2018

Papua New Guinea's government has been asked to investigate the disappearance of nationals aboard foreign fishing vessels in recent years. Parliament has been told that 18 Papua New Guineans working as fisheries observers in seas around PNG have disapp...

MSC seeks public input on new forced labor policy by Christine Blank February 13, 2018   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2018 Diversified Communications

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking public input on a new policy on forced labor and related issues. MSC is now asking for stakeholder input on labor practices in fisheries, fishery traceability, and several other issues. The 30-day comment peri...

A nearly invisible oil spill threatens some of Asia’s richest fisheries by STEVEN LEE MYERS and JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ February 12, 2018   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2018 The New York Times Company

A fiery collision that sank an Iranian tanker in the East China Sea a month ago has resulted in an environmental threat that experts say is unlike any before: An almost invisible type of petroleum has begun to contaminate some of the most important fishin...

South Africa activists angry over fishing rights February 12, 2018   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 2018 Independent Media and affiliated companies

Activists in the fishing community of South Africa have accused the government of not being serious about transformation after a large fishing company was granted Patagonian Toothfish rights. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokw...

Lagos community residents panic, fishermen groan as govt pushes water through land reclamation February 11, 2018   |  Source : Punch  | Copyright : 1971-2018 The Punch newspaper

As a wave of sea encroachment settles on Oworonshoki waterfront in Lagos, Nigeria, GBENGA ADENIJI and TOLUWANI ENIOLA examine the fears of dwellers on future effects on the environment and the cloud of uncertainty over fishing in the area and beyond It...

Japan deports stranded North Korean boat crew February 09, 2018   |  Source : Gulf Today/Agence France-Presse  | Copyright : Dar Al Khaleej

Eight North Koreans rescued from a boat adrift near an island in northern Japan last year were deported home via China on Friday, an immigration official told AFP. The eight men were part of a group of 10 North Korean “fishermen” spotted aboard a t...

New marine park in Chile integrates conservation with sustainable fisheries development February 09, 2018   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Chile's Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) values ​​the creation of a marine park in Cabo de Hornos, a new area in Magallanes that seeks to protect marine biodiversity by minimizing the effects on economic activity. This is the ...

Indian fishermen plan siege of bridge in protest against Sri Lanka February 08, 2018   |  Source : Colombo Gazette  | Copyright : 2018 Colombo Gazette

Fishermen’s associations from six coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India have decided to lay siege to the Pamban bridge in Rameswaram on February 16. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of about 200 representatives of fi...

Lawsuit over Canada's Indigenous hunting and fishing rights argues treaty should go in the trash by Erik White February 08, 2018   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : 2018 CBC/Radio-Canada

A lawsuit filed on behalf of 40 Indigenous hunters and fishermen in the North Bay area of Ontario, Canada, could have wide reaching implications. It claims the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, which covers much of northeastern Ontario, is invalid, becaus...

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