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MSC casts wider net for sustainable fishing sector with new 2020 strategy by Madeleine Cuff April 25, 2017   |  Source : businessGreen  | Copyright : Incisive Business Media (IP) Limited, Published by Incisive Business Media Limited

The Marine Stewardship Council, which promotes sustainable fishing, wants 20 per cent of the global catch to be certified or engaged in MSC programmes by 2020 The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has today unveiled new targets to significantly boost t...

Namibia’s low cost, sustainable solution to seabird bycatch by William H. Funk April 25, 2017   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2015 Mongabay.com

Many years ago I joined my cousin, the mate on a sporting vessel, on a fishing trip off the North Carolina coast. We were trolling baited lines in hopes of catching striped bass. I was in the wheelhouse when a mighty expletive arose from one of the thr...

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries pledges support to fishermen affected in the fishing vessel explosion in Hambantota April 24, 2017   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has visited Hambantota today to inspect an explosion that took place in a multi-day vessel at Hambanthota harbor. A fisherman has died due to the explosion in the mu...

China, under pressure at WTO, suggests revamp of dumping rules by Tom Miles April 24, 2017   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : © 2017 Reuters

China has proposed tightening the rules on when countries can impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, saying their use was rising and that such charges were often misused and distorted international trade. In a filing published by the World Trade...

Oil and fish “must live together” – Norway Minister by Andrew Balahura April 24, 2017   |  Source : FISHUpdate  | Copyright : 2017 FISHupdate

Norway's Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg has said that the fishing and oil industries must learn to live together. The two sectors have been at loggerheads for a number of years, with skippers and vessel owners complaining that the energy industry wi...

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction by Justin McCurry April 24, 2017   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2017 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

Conservation groups have called on Japan to abide by international agreements to curb catches of Pacific bluefin tuna after reports said the country was poised to exceed an annual quota two months early – adding to pressure on stocks that have already r...

Pakistan's Gwadar fishermen worried about port relocation April 24, 2017   |  Source : Geo TV  | Copyright : Geo TV

Fishermen in Gwadar, Pakistan, have expressed reservations regarding the relocation of the city port as many of them were associated with the fishing industry. This was revealed in a report by Al-Jazeera. The report quoted President Fishermen Associati...

Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India by Nicola Slawson April 24, 2017   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2017 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

For the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life. As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to se...

Peru’s record flooding reveals need for women-led reconstruction, climate mitigation efforts April 24, 2017   |  Source : Global Fund for Women  | Copyright : 2017 Global Fund for Women

Recent floods and mudslides in Peru have created a crisis that highlights the need for more effective ways to prevent and confront natural disasters—and to empower grassroots women’s groups to lead crisis response and sustainable recovery efforts—in...

Uganda fishermen accuse government of aiding illegal fishing by Ali Mambule April 23, 2017   |  Source : The Monitor  | Copyright : 2017 The Monitor

The fishing community at Iambu Landing Site in the Masaka District of Uganda has blamed government for failure to end the persistent illegal fishing methods on Lake Victoria. Speaking during a meeting between the fishing communities and the Minister fo...

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