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Stopping fish bombing February 21, 2019   |  Source : UNEP  | Copyright : United Nations Environment Programme

George Woodman’s first experience of fish bombing in Sabah—a Malaysian state in the northern part of the island of Borneo—was in 1994 during an underwater survey of the area’s renowned coral reefs. “It's not so much something you hear, but so...

Iran to release 3 Jordanian fishermen by Laith al-Junidi February 20, 2019   |  Source : Anadolu Agency

Iran has released three Jordanian fishermen held by Tehran for violating the country’s territorial waters, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. In a statement, ministry spokesman Sufian al-Qudah said Iranian authorities informed the Jordani...

How local fishing communities in India are protecting the endangered olive ridley sea turtle by BASUDEV MAHAPATRA February 20, 2019   |  Source : LifeGate  | Copyright : LifeGate SpA

Fishing communities in eastern India are setting an example by protecting endangered olive ridley marine turtles during their annual mating and nesting activities, and helping millions of tiny hatchlings reach the sea safely. As the nesting season begi...

Brexit uncertainty hits UK fishing industry by Damon Embling February 20, 2019   |  Source : euronews  | Copyright : euronews 2019

Nestled off Scotland’s west coast, the isle of Islay is rich fishing territory. It sustains jobs, income for families and helps keep the island’s economy alive. Islay Crab Exports is a family-run business, exporting crabs, lobsters, scallops a...

UN passes first ever declaration for peasant rights by Kimberley Brown February 20, 2019   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2019 Copyright Conservation news

Peasant farmers around the world just gained a powerful new tool to protect their rights, which reflects the distinct needs and threats against small-scale farmers worldwide. The UN’S new Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working...

Cambodians go traditional in annual fishing ceremony by Suy SE February 19, 2019   |  Source : AFP/Gulf Times  | Copyright : All Rights Reserved © Gulf Times

Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambodia for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are used. The ceremony is held each year in eastern Tboung Khm...

LAFA refutes claims in Senegalese fisheries deal by Judoemue Kollie February 19, 2019   |  Source : Daily Observer  | Copyright : Liberian Observer Corporation

The General Secretary of the Liberia Artisanal Fisheries Association (LAFA), Theresa Bayon, has refuted claims by some Liberians that the country stands to benefit from the controversial fisheries agreement recently signed between Liberia and Senegal. ...

Why Japan risked condemnation to restart commercial whaling by AKANE OKUTSU February 19, 2019   |  Source : Nikkei  | Copyright : Nikkei Inc.

Fishermen in the village of Taiji are counting the days until July, when they will be able to hunt large, fatty minke whales commercially for the first time in decades. The community, which faces the Pacific coast of central Japan, is still haunted by ...

UN officials criticises Ireland govt's scheme for fishermen from outside EEA by Ingrid Miley February 18, 2019   |  Source : RTE  | Copyright : Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Broadcaster

Four top United Nations human rights officials have strongly criticised the Government's scheme governing protection and labour rights for migrant fishermen from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The criticism of the Atypical Working Scheme (AW...

Migingo Island: Africa's 'smallest war' by Andrea Dijkstra & Jeroen Van Loon February 18, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : Al Jazeera

A round rock crammed with corrugated metal shacks rises out of Lake Victoria right at the border between Kenya and Uganda. The deep waters that surround it are rich with fish. Migingo Island covers less than half a football pitch but more than 500 peop...

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