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Press release: ICSF National Workshop on India’s 2019 National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (Draft), and the SSF Guidelines, 6 to 7 September, 2019, Kolkata, India September 13, 2019   |  Source : ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a National Workshop towards developing an implementation plan for India’s 2018 (Draft) National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP). The workshop was held in Kolkata ...

Sudan, FAO partner in new fisheries investment plan September 13, 2019   |  Source : Seafood Source

With only 7,000 fishers, 1,500 of them engaged in marine fishing and an estimated 4,000 fishing boats, production of Sudan’s fisheries and aquaculture remains highly underdeveloped with the sector contributing less than 1 percent to the national economy...

China bans 15 Vietnamese seafood firms from exporting to the country September 13, 2019   |  Source : Undercurrents News

China has banned 15 Vietnamese seafood companies from exporting to the country. The bans follow "temporary suspensions" of export approval for shrimp units of Ecuador's two largest shrimp exporters. In a notice dated Sept. 6, China's General Administra...

Wetlands without any federal safeguards in US by ANNIE SNIDER September 13, 2019   |  Source : Politico

"The Trump administration's wild-eyed attempts to reward polluters, however, knows no bounds, so it is repealing these important protections without regard for the law or sound science," he said. "This unsubstantiated action is illegal and will certainly ...

UN Report urges commodity-dependent countries to diversify economies to survive climate crisis by Sumaira FH September 13, 2019   |  Source : Urdu Point

Climate change poses an "existential threat" to commodity-dependent developing countries, the United Nation's trade chief has said, pointing to a newly released report highlighting the need to diversify economies and exports. The UN Conference on Trade an...

Investigation ties foreign-owned trawlers to illegal fishing in Ghana by Mona Samari September 13, 2019   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean

A number of factors allow saiko to continue, and complex foreign beneficial ownership structures have been highlighted as key. According to the FAO legal definition, beneficial ownership is an opaque system using local “shell” companies that provide c...

Algal blooms in streams, Lakes and coastal waters in Brazil September 13, 2019   |  Source : Advanced Science News

The estimated costs of dual-nutrient control are poorly constrained, with the regulated community generally claiming amounts that far exceed the actual realized costs. The unidirectional flow of water and nutrients through streams, rivers, lakes, estuarie...

Malta: We must protect jobs: including fishermen September 12, 2019   |  Source : Malta Today

Claims by Maltese lampuki fishermen that their catches plundered by Tunisian counterparts, in what is a veritable war on the high seas, constitute a serious national security concern. Apart from effectively stealing local fishers’ catch, local fishers a...

Vietnam: Time to tap ocean aquaculture potential September 12, 2019   |  Source : Vietnam News

Việt Nam has a huge potential for ocean aquaculture but the lack of a proper development plan, preferential policies and application of high technology has hindered its development. The country has great potential for mariculture thanks to its long coas...

Indonesia's fisheries not managed efficiently September 12, 2019   |  Source : The Asean Post

Blessed with six million square kilometres of ocean territory, Indonesia’s fisheries industry could make a larger contribution to its economy if better managed. Southeast Asia’s largest economy is the world’s second largest fish producer after China...

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