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Seafood giants call for port closures to illegal catches February 22, 2021   |  Source : FoodIngredientsFirst.com  | Copyright : FoodIngredientsFirst.com

Big seafood players are calling for action to combat the scourge of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including closing all ports and supply chains to illegal fishing. In their publicly released “Statement on Traceability and Port S...

Israelis told to stay away from beaches due to health fears over oil spill by SUE SURKES February 22, 2021   |  Source : The Times of Israel  | Copyright : 2021 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL, All Rights Reserved

The government on Sunday advised Israelis to avoid all Mediterranean beaches from north to south due to pollution from a tar spill that has reached the coastline. The warning came following a massive oil spill off the coast, which is suspected to have ...

Canadian federal plans to close fish farms stir emotions on Vancouver Island by Dirk Meissner February 22, 2021   |  Source : The Canadian Press  | Copyright : 2021 Bell Media. All rights reserved.

As a commercial fisherman and salmon farmer, James Walkus says he sees the merits of both industries and he's convinced the two can coexist. The 81-year-old Indigenous leader and entrepreneur from Port Hardy said wild salmon has provided him with a way...

End silo approach to marine research, Sri Lankan scientist urges by Malaka Rodrigo February 22, 2021   |  Source : The Sunday Times  | Copyright : The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

It is to Sri Lanka’s credit that there are so many bodies engaged in ocean science research but it is vital that data is pooled so that the country can learn how to use marine resources without destroying them, a leading scientist said. Professor Cha...

Indian govt invites suggestions on blue economy policy February 19, 2021   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved.

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has rolled out the draft blue economy policy in the public domain, inviting suggestions and inputs from various stakeholders, including industry, NGOs, academia and citizens. The draft policy document outlines ...

Big dream: NGO leads in creating 1,615-mile Amazon-Cerrado river greenbelt by Jenny Gonzales February 19, 2021   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2021 Copyright Conservation news

The Black Jaguar Foundation (BJF) has just one goal, but it’s a very big one: the NGO founded by the Dutch entrepreneur and environmentalist Ben Valks plans to reforest 1 million hectares (2.4 million acres) on either side of Brazil’s Araguaia and Toc...

EDF launches SmartPass initiative to help manage ocean fishing February 19, 2021   |  Source : EDF  | Copyright : 2021 Environmental Defense Fund. All Rights Reserved.

Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new platform today to improve data collection and management of fishing in the ocean using smart cameras coupled with artificial intelligence to get an accurate assessment of the number of vessels fishing in a par...

Chinese fishing firms recruiting internationally as domestic labor sources dry up by Mark Godfrey February 19, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Chinese distant-water fishing firms are stepping up their international recruiting as they fail to compete for domestic labor on wages. The latest China Fisheries Yearbook, based on 2019 data, shows declining numbers of workers in the fisheries sector,...

Fishermen required to mask up at all times in US waters by Laine Welch February 19, 2021   |  Source : The Bristol Bay Times  | Copyright : Anchorage Daily News

Fishermen in the United States must wear masks while they are underway, even while sleeping, and the Coast Guard intends to enforce it. That's an edict issued as a public health emergency by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a Marine Sa...

Crews continue to monitor commercial fishing ship in Port of Tacoma after vessel erupted in flames February 19, 2021   |  Source : Q13 Fox  | Copyright : 2021 FOX Television Stations

After nearly 24 hours, crews continue to monitor a commercial fishing vessel in the Port of Tacoma that erupted in flames Wednesday night. The massive fire sent huge plumes of smoke into the air and firefighters scrambling to keep tens of thousands of gal...

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