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What can Indonesian fishers and happiness data teach us about the COVID-19 economy? July 23, 2020   |  Source : ASEAN Today  | Copyright : ASEAN Today

A new study suggests fishers in Indonesia report relatively high levels of happiness and well-being, despite facing poverty, risks and instability. As COVID-19 hits workers around the world, the findings show how governments might look to data on happines...

Keeling Curve Prize to be awarded to ten of the most groundbreaking climate solutions happening worldwide July 22, 2020   |  Source : Keeling Curve Prize

Around the world, inspiring individuals and pioneering organizations are creating the climate solutions we need. On July 27, we’re partnering with WNET's Peril and Promise to present the Keeling Curve Prize and award $25,000 to ten of the most groundbre...

Indonesia presses China for witness in deaths of fishing boat crews by Basten Gokkon July 21, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Indonesian authorities say they’re still waiting for China’s response to a request to turn over a witness in an investigation into alleged human trafficking that led to the deaths of four workers on board Chinese-flagged fishing vessels. The foreig...

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late by Prak Chan Thul July 21, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 WKZO - WKZO

Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people. The river revers...

Third West African country this year decries arrival of Chinese trawlers by Chris Chase July 21, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The arrival of six large Chinese trawlers in Liberia has drawn criticism from local artisanal fishing associations, making it the third West African nation to see an influx of trawlers this year. The Liberia Artisanal Fishermen’s Association, along w...

Kenya fishermen say they are squeezed by Ethiopian mega-dam by Baz Ratner July 21, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Reuters

Fishermen on the shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds the lake. "We are now seei...

Ensuring a robust 'blue' recovery in Asia and the Pacific: First webinar in the Blue Recovery Series on July 23, 2020 July 21, 2020   |  Source : PRNewswire

Japan's National Ocean Day is a timely reminder of the challenges many countries around the world face in supporting and reviving their ocean economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa ...

FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to help build stronger food and agriculture sectors post-COVID-19 July 21, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : 2020 reliefweb

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-...

Strengthen social protection measures for fishing communities during COVID-19: ICSF July 21, 2020   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2020 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

During the entire duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, social protection measures should be strengthened and access of fishers, fishworkers and their families to health infrastructure and health care improved, according to a presentation by the Internationa...

US cosmetics giant backs sustainable aquaculture by Rob Fletcher July 21, 2020   |  Source : The Fish Site  | Copyright : 2020 ? Hatch Accelerator Holding Limited

Mary Kaye, the Texas-based cosmetics company, has partnered with The Nature Conservancy over a range of projects, including two aquaculture-related ones. Last year Mary Kay Inc partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect Texas fisheries and the Gu...

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