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Marine Scotland accused of creating ‘environment disaster’ by fishing mismanagement by Billy Briggs January 10, 2021   |  Source : The Ferret  | Copyright : The Ferret Media Ltd

Marine Scotland has been accused of allowing “an environmental disaster” by mismanaging fishing and refusing to exclude trawlers from inshore areas where fishermen catch prawns. A report, due to be released on 11 January by the Scottish Creel Fishe...

Thai fisheries industry assures seafood untainted by COVID-19 January 10, 2021   |  Source : Pattaya Mail  | Copyright : 2016 Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The Thai fisheries industry has given an assurance that despite the recent wave of COVID-19 infections stemming from a shrimp market, frozen seafood remains untainted due to proactive measures and cooperation with the state. Deputy Chairman of the Thai...

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission to hold Technical Webinar Series 2021 January 06, 2021   |  Source : APFIC

Simon Funge-Smith, Secretary, Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC), FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has, in a letter, invited interested fishery and aquaculture stakeholders from APFIC member countries, regional fisheries organizations, NG...

Documents of 34th Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) available online January 06, 2021   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2021

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the leading inter-governmental forum where international fisheries and aquaculture issues are examined. The Committee brings together policymakers, r...

Four South American countries prepare to challenge Chinese fishing abuses at COMM9 by Christian Molinari January 06, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

A fleet of more than 300 mostly Chinese-flagged fishing ships that caused consternation among the governments of Ecuador and Peru this summer when it was spotted fishing around their respective exclusive economic zones, has continued to fish in the Pacifi...

US President Trump vetoes bill to outlaw drift gillnets off California by Jim Hendricks January 06, 2021   |  Source : Sport Fishing  | Copyright : 2021 Sport Fishing Magazine. A Bonnier Corporation Company. All rights reserved.

President Donald Trump rang in the New Year by exercising his veto powers to sink Senate Bill 906, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which would have outlawed destructive drift gillnets from the last region of the country that still al...

Coastal communities in Perth, Australia, under threat by bushfires January 06, 2021   |  Source : AAP

A number on coastal communities north of Perth are under threat from a fast-moving bushfire, with homes and lives at risk. The blaze has already burnt through more than 7200 hectares and is proving difficult for firefighters to contain as it burns out ...

Seafood producer Thai Union says operating normally after 69 COVID-19 cases January 06, 2021   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2021 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

The world’s top canned tuna maker, Thai Union Group Pcl, said on Wednesday its factories were continuing to operate normally after 69 out of more than 23,000 workers at its plants southwest of Bangkok tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the...

Indian fishermen demand closure of private resort January 05, 2021   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Stepping up their demand to close down a private resort near Mandapam panchayat in Ramanathapuram District of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, fishermen association leaders and village presidents staged a wait-in protest in front of the Sub-Collector...

Russia ends search for bodies of 17 fisherman in Arctic Ocean January 05, 2021   |  Source : RFERL  | Copyright : Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2021 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Russian officials have stopped the search for the bodies of 17 fishermen who fell into the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean when their trawler capsized during a storm a week ago. The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation (Rosmorrechfl...

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