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African artisanal fishermen call for measures to help them cope with the COVID-19 epidemic April 09, 2020   |  Source : CFFA

The African Confederation of Professional Organisations of Artisanal Fisheries (CAOPA) has called upon technical and financial partners to ensure measures are taken to help artisanal fisheries continue their activities during the coronavirus crisis. In th...

Fishermen in Eastern Quebec want season postponed to avoid COVID-19 outbreak in fishing villages by Julia Page, Brianne Fequet April 09, 2020   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : 2020 CBC/Radio-Canada. All rights reserved.

With crab and lobster season about to open, Quebec fishermen worry over cramped working conditions. Leon Keats is set to go out to sea on April 20 to harvest crab in Zone 16A, off Anticosti Island. But the fishing captain wonders how he can do his j...

Lockdown: Church in Kerala donates money meant for renovation to help fishermen community April 09, 2020   |  Source : Daijiworld Media Network  | Copyright : 2001 - 2020 Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd., Mangalore

From individuals to organizations stepping out to help people in need during this lockdown, a church in Alappuzha in the south Indian state of Kerala decided to donate money to the fishermen community who were worst affected. Technically, the money was be...

Not business as usual in Vigo, Spain, Europe’s largest fishing port April 09, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO 2020

On almost any given day, at four-thirty in the morning, while most people are still sleeping, Europe’s biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain is in full swing. In normal times of operation, shouts ring out from the multitude of workers offloading contai...

Brussels makes reservations to cover the cessation of activity of shellfish workers on foot April 09, 2020   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The European Parliament's Fisheries Committee yesterday analyzed the aid package proposed last week by the European Commission to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. After a two-hour debate with the commissione...

‘We are not prepared’: Inuit brace for coronavirus to reach remote communities by GREG MERCER April 08, 2020   |  Source : The Globe and Mail  | Copyright : 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved.

Canada’s Inuit leaders are nervously watching the coronavirus creep closer and closer, and hoping they can keep it from reaching their communities, where chronic overcrowding and a lack of medical resources make their people especially vulnerable to an ...

Water wars: Coronavirus spreads risk of conflict around the South China Sea by Sean Quirk April 08, 2020   |  Source : Lawfare  | Copyright : 2020 The Lawfare Institute

Washington and Beijing are using their militaries to signal that neither is letting down its guard on Taiwan and the South China Sea during the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after Taiwan’s Vice President-elect William Lai Ching-te visited the United St...

Pandemic staple: Report links top tuna company to forced labor, illegal fishing by Monica Evans April 08, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

As people around the globe stock their pantries for long stretches at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of tinned tuna are going through the roof. In the U.S., consumption has increased 142% compared to the same time last year. But a new report ...

Fishing villages in South Africa suffering from manpower shortages due to COVID-19 by D. M. Park April 08, 2020   |  Source : Korea Bizwire  | Copyright : 2013-2020 Kobiz Media Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Fishing villages in South Korea are suffering from manpower shortages as foreign sailors have been blocked from entering the country due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection. Some eight to nine crew members are needed for a single blue crab...

Women set to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic April 08, 2020   |  Source : The Fish Site  | Copyright : 2000 ? 2020 ? 5m Publishing, Benchmark House, 8 Smithy Wood Drive, Sheffield, S35 1QN, England

Female participants in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors are likely to be hit harder by the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis. A report released by Natalia Briceño-Lagos and Marie Christine Monfort, from the inte...

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