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Webinar: Small fisher-folk of North Africa and Palestine in times of COVID19 May 29, 2020   |  Source : NAFSN

The North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) will organize a webinar on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 14:00 Tunis time (15:00 Amsterdam time and 16:00 Palestine time) to put a spotlight on the situation of fishers in ...

Indonesian ministry proposes US$69m stimulus for fisheries, aquaculture May 29, 2020   |  Source : The Jakarta Post/ANN  | Copyright : 1995- 2020 Star Media Group Berhad

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has proposed a Rp1.02 trillion (US$69 million) stimulus package to aid small scale fishermen and aquaculture farmers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Minister Edhy Prabowo said the stimulus would include so...

India's National Fishworkers Forum wants 61-day fishing ban reinstated by V Sajeev Kumar May 29, 2020   |  Source : The Hindu BusinessLine  | Copyright : 2020 THG PUBLISHING PRIVATE LIMITED

The National Fishworkers Forum of India has demanded that the Ministry of Fisheries revoke its new order reducing the uniform fishing ban to 47 days. Urging the government to reinstate the earlier order for 61 days’ ban, the Forum said the uniform ba...

Japan's farming and fisheries schools struggle to move lessons online May 29, 2020   |  Source : NISHINIPPON SHIMBUN  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools across Japan to switch to online education, posing a challenge for institutions specialized in agricultural and fisheries studies, which need practical training that can’t be conducted online. Amid the pand...

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency calls for focus on people to combat illegal fishing May 29, 2020   |  Source : Matangi  | Copyright : Vava'u Press 2020

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is calling for collective action to focus on people, not just technology, in efforts to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing at an international forum last week. The Chatham House Int...

Thailand found failing to log fishermen's complaints of abuse and slavery by Nanchanok Wongsamuth May 29, 2020   |  Source : Thomson Reuters Foundation  | Copyright : 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

Complaints of labour abuses and slavery on Thai fishing boats are routinely going unreported by the authorities, an analysis by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed, raising fears that hundreds of fishermen have been denied justice and compensation. ...

UN Special Envoy for the Ocean: We can’t let COVID-19 widen the door for IUU fishing by Jason Holland May 27, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new considerations with regards to social distancing and travel restrictions, and these have had a significant impact on the monitoring, control, and surveillance of fisheries activities. This is a particular worry for...

Ghanaian fishermen decry arrival of Chinese trawlers by Chris Chase May 27, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

A group representing fishermen in Ghana has decried the recent arrival of three Chinese trawlers into the country’s waters, adding to the already illegal number of trawlers fishing in the country. The Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC), i...

More Chinese fishing boats are fishing illegally in N. Korean waters by Mun Dong Hui May 27, 2020   |  Source : Daily NK  | Copyright : 2019 DAILY NK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Chinese fishing boats are increasingly conducting illegal fishing activities in North Korean waters following North Korean restrictions on fishing stemming from fears over COVID-19, Daily NK has learned. “Chinese boats are increasingly coming into o...

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says by Graham Readfearn May 27, 2020   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

Rates of climate change in the world’s ocean depths could be seven times higher than current levels by the second half of this century even if emissions of greenhouse gases were cut dramatically, according to new research. Different global heating at...

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