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Can 14 nations put global ocean protection back on track? by Olive Heffernan February 10, 2021   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean

For ocean conservation, 2020 was a year of high hopes dashed. It had been billed as the year when world leaders would end harmful subsidies that drive overfishing, agree a new law to protect marine life beyond national waters, and edge closer to protectin...

FAO Members endorse declaration for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture February 10, 2021   |  Source : FAO

The 34th session of FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI34) ended its week-long meeting on Friday with its Members endorsing the first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, urging stronger action to combat illegal, unreported and unreg...

COVID-19 slowing Cambodia’s fight against hunger by Athira Nortajuddin February 10, 2021   |  Source : The Asean Post

Hunger is an issue that has long plagued a number of countries in Southeast Asia. Cambodia, a developing country between Thailand and Vietnam, remains one of the poorest nations in the region. But, in recent years, Cambodia has made notable progress towar...

What is killing fish in lake Victoria? February 10, 2021   |  Source : All Africa

Panic has gripped fishing communities around Lake Victoria over continued unexplained deaths of fish which is being swept ashore by waves. The death of thousands of the Nile perch (Mbuta) in the lake is threatening the livelihood of the fishing community ...

Costa Rica will totally protect its seabed before the year 2030 February 10, 2021   |  Source : The Costa Rican News

Fondo Azul por Siempre’ is the project with which Costa Rica wants to protect 30% of its national marine territory. In addition to saying goodbye to single-use plastics and proposing initiatives for tourists to offset their carbon footprint, Costa Rica ...

Large-scale com­mod­ity farm­ing ac­cel­er­at­ing climate change in the Amazon February 10, 2021   |  Source : PHY

Deforestation has converted swaths of land in the southern Amazon region from rainforest to farmland. The uses of the deforested land are diverse, and activities can range from small-scale farming in rural settlements to large-scale commodity agriculture....

ILO publishes a new book to facilitate training package on inspection of labour conditions on board fishing vessels February 09, 2021   |  Source : ILO

A new publication by the International Labour Organization (ILO) aims to assist directors, managers and inspectors of competent fisheries or labour authorities to regulate and inspect labour conditions on board commercial fishing vessels and enforce stand...

Mediterranean fishermen face perfect storm as tensions and temperatures rise by PETER SCHWARTZSTEIN February 09, 2021   |  Source : Politico

Until recently, Gamal Ahmed Gamal had made a living working the fields of the northern Nile Delta, and — like his father and many generations before him — he assumed he always would. But over the past decade, conditions deteriorated bit by bit: Saltie...

Africa SDG report adds index on leaving no one behind February 09, 2021   |  Source : SDG

The 2020 edition of the Africa SDG Index and dashboards report, published by the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), shows the status of 52 African countries in terms of progress toward...

This Thai village created a tiny fish reserve years ago. Today, it's thriving by RACHEL NUWER February 09, 2021   |  Source : National Geographic

PEOPLE in Na Doi, a quiet village in northwest Thailand, noticed that their fish catches in the nearby Ngao River were declining. The fish they did manage to net were also getting smaller. Together, Na Doi’s 75 households decided to try a radical soluti...

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