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Animated video on SSF Guidelines: Gender equity and equality by FAO is available online April 20, 2018   |  Source : FAO

Short animated video that wants to trigger awareness and discussion about gender equality in small-scale fisheries. One of the goals of the SSF Guidelines is helping to challenge gender-discriminatory laws, policies, customs and practices, and transform i...

Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen in UK April 20, 2018   |  Source : Eurek Alert

Around the UK, there are hundreds of coastal communities supporting the livelihoods of hard-working small-scale fishermen. Enabling them to secure a sustainable income has always been a major challenge, even without endeavouring to meet national and inter...

Positive actions adopted to fight IUU in Vietnam April 20, 2018   |  Source : Vietnam News

The Prime Minister has asked ministries and localities to boost control on unsafe seafood exports and remove poor quality aquaculture products that failed to conduct food safety regulations at import markets. The PM has given an instruction on measures an...

Thai fishing boats now required to have ID code painted on side April 20, 2018   |  Source : Coconuts Bangkok

The Fisheries Department passed a requirement for fishing vessels with permission to catch fish and crustaceans to have an identification code painted on their sides before the end of May. Fisheries Department Director-General Dr. Adisorn Promthep, said t...

Octopus as cornerstone of Mauritanian fisheries policy April 20, 2018   |  Source : Journal du Cameroun

Mauritanian has been made the production of octopus as the cornerstone of the country’s fisheries policy as a chief mainstay of the national economy.“Therefore, I call on all stakeholders in the sector to improve the quality of production of this fish...

European Parliament approves EU-Mauritius fisheries agreement April 20, 2018   |  Source : FIS Worldnews

The plenary session of the European Parliament approved the fisheries agreement between the European Union and Mauritius, which will be valid for four years and benefits 85 EU vessels. The agreement was signed in April last year and allows access to water...

EU Council Instructs European Commission to Include Western Sahara in Fisheries Deal by Safaa Kasraoui April 18, 2018   |  Source : Morrocco World News

The 28 European Union member states have approved a mandate instructing the European Commission to open new negotiations to include Western Sahara in the EU-Morocco fisheries deal and to consolidate the partnership between the two parties. Earlier today, ...

Eel smuggling ring busted in Spain by Chris Chase April 18, 2018   |  Source : Seafood Source

Europol and the Spanish Guardia Civil, in collaboration with Portuguese authorities, seized 350 kilograms of elvers that were about to be smuggled out of Spain during “Operation Elvers,” the three agencies announced on 6 April. Ten suspects were arres...

NaFAA to decentralize fisheries in Liberia April 18, 2018   |  Source : The New Dawn Liberia

Making her debut appearance at the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing in Monrovia, the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority or NaFAA Emma Matieh Glassco vows to decentralize fisheries in the country for enha...

Kenya's empty nets: How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers April 18, 2018   |  Source : WTV

With nets in hand and the boat's motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of fishermen set out to Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, at the crack of dawn. It's a scene that's been repeated for generations. Fishing is the mainstay of lake-side commu...

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