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Destructive fishing practice of bottom trawling rife in Spain, new report finds by Lottie Limb December 03, 2021   |  Source : euronews

A deeply destructive fishing practice is rife in Spanish waters, according to a new report from Oceana. Campaigners for the ocean conservation NGO say that 64 per cent of Spain’s protected marine areas are being impacted by ‘bottom trawling’. ...

Latest edition of ICSF's newsletter on gender and fisheries, Yemaya No.64, dated November 2021, published December 02, 2021   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2021 ICSF

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The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of Yemaya, its newsletter on gender and fisheries. Yemaya No. 64, dated November 2021, features articles from Sri Lanka, The Gambia, Gender dialogue took plac...

Gear recycling reaches milestone in commercial fishing communities in Alaska by Laine Welch December 02, 2021   |  Source : National Fisherman

More than a million pounds of old fishing nets and lines from Alaska have made it to recycling markets so far, where they are remade into plastic pellets and fibers. The milestone was reached with a recent haul of nets from Dutch Harbor, and more are a...

Mozambique conference calls for revival of Africa’s fishing communities by Abdul Rashid Thomas December 02, 2021   |  Source : Sierra Leone Telegraph

African leaders and policymakers have called for strategies to harness the potential of the blue economy to achieve sustainable development. The call came at a high-level conference hosted by the Government of Mozambique on 18 and 19 November in the City ...

6 fishermen stranded in China return to the Philippines after 7 months by Ariel Fernandez December 02, 2021   |  Source : Manila Bulletin

After seven months, six Filipino fishermen who were stranded on the coast of China finally returned to the country. And the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) are still working for the return of 2...

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court enforces Rights of Nature to safeguard Los Cedros protected forest December 02, 2021   |  Source : GARN Communications

In an unprecedented case the Constitutional Court of Ecuador used the constitutional provision on the “Rights of Nature” to safeguard Los Cedros protected forest from mining concessions. The Court voted 7 in favor and 2 abstentions. With the ruling...

Petersburg’s tribal administrator takes job leading United Fishermen of Alaska by Joe Viechnicki December 02, 2021   |  Source : KFSK - Petersburg

A statewide commercial fishing industry trade group has hired Petersburg Indian Association’s tribal administrator as its next executive director. Tracy Welch, 34, is wrapping up work with Petersburg’s tribe this week and starts at United Fishermen...

Will nations lose access to US seafood market? December 01, 2021   |  Source : Animal Welfare Institute

By the November 30, 2021 deadline, seafood-exporting nations worldwide must have adopted regulations to reduce entanglements of whales, dolphins, and seals in fishing gear or face a US import ban. Under a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rule p...

India lodges protest with Pakistan, Sri Lanka over attacks on fishing boats December 01, 2021   |  Source : PTI

India has lodged strong protests with Pakistan and Sri Lanka over incidences of Indian fishing boats being attacked by their maritime agencies, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala said on Tuesday. "Incidences of India...

Filipino fisherman among 'Asian heroes' feted with Ramon Magsaysay Award by Betheena Unite December 01, 2021   |  Source : Manila Bulletin

Four individuals and an organization, among them a Filipino fisherman, were formally given Tuesday, Nov. 30 their prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award–Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Among the awardees is Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon, a Filipin...

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