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WTO members press on with fisheries talks, weigh new approaches to overfished stocks June 21, 2018   |  Source : ICTSD  | Copyright : International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

World Trade Organisation members reconvened last week to deliberate over new options to curb subsidies that encourage fishing of overfished stocks. The members also updated a set of “working documents” that aim to lay the groundwork for the next stage...

Federal funds for the fishing industry in Puerto Rico June 21, 2018   |  Source : Maritime Herald  | Copyright : 2016 by Maritime Herald

Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares announced the federal allocation of $ 11.4 million for the Island’s fishing industry. The funds are directed to a range of impacts on fishing; This includes impacts to commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, c...

Subsistence important for native communities, economies and cultures: US Senator June 20, 2018   |  Source : US Senate

Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a committee oversight hearing titled, “Keep What You Catch: Promoting Traditional Subsistence Activities in Native C...

Govt urged to issue 'rules of engagement' for West Philippine Sea fishermen by Christian de Lano Deiparine June 20, 2018   |  Source : Philstar

Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo) on Wednesday called on the government to issue guidelines and “rules of engagement” for Filipino fishermen in dealing with tensions in contested areas in the West Philippine Sea, part of the South China Sea claimed by the P...

How has China shaped Arctic fisheries governance? by Nengye Liu June 20, 2018   |  Source : The Diplomat  | Copyright : 2018 The Diplomat

In January 2018, China published its first ever White Paper to outline its Arctic policy. The Chinese government stated that as an important stakeholder and “near Arctic State,” its policy goals are to “understand, protect, develop, and participate ...

World's first known manta ray nursery discovered June 20, 2018   |  Source : DD News  | Copyright : National Informatics Centre ( NIC )

Scientists have discovered the world's first known natural manta ray nursery, which could allow them to observe the juvenile marine creatures in their habitat and learn more about them. Located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas at US Nationa...

Major gap between what consumers want and what companies are doing to respect biodiversity June 20, 2018   |  Source : CBD

New surveys of more than 5,000 consumers in five countries indicate that the majority (79 per cent) feel that “companies have a moral obligation” to have a positive impact on people and biodiversity in their sourcing of natural ingredients, but only 3...

Somali fishermen struggle to compete with foreign vessels by Jason Patinkin June 20, 2018   |  Source : VOA

Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more. The waters off northern Somalia are some of the richest in Africa. As businessmen and women on the beach haggle over the shining piles of ...

Sharp fall in Australian fish stocks stokes fight over marine reserves by Paul Tullis June 19, 2018   |  Source : Oceans Deeply  | Copyright : 2018 News Deeply

Australia's management of its fisheries and marine ecosystems is widely considered among the best in the world. But the first independent peer-reviewed study of targeted fish stocks in Australian waters has found alarming population declines. “Regard...

India's coast 'endangered by new rules': fishing communities June 19, 2018   |  Source : telesur  | Copyright : La nueva Televisión del Sur C.A.

India's coastlines are being endangered by a new policy which loosens environmental regulations protecting against shoreline development as part of the country's efforts to move primary industries to its coastlines, fishing communities are warning. On ...

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