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Harmful fishing subsidies should be banned – Namibia's fisheries minister June 11, 2019   |  Source : The Namibian  | Copyright : 2019 The Namibian All rights reserved.

Subsidies that hinder enhancement of national fishing fleets should be banned, Namibia's fisheries minister Bernhard Esau, has said. Esau made these remarks during the commemoration of World Ocean Day on Saturday, where he said these subsidies are harm...

Ghost Fleet film focuses on survivors of forced labor abuses in Southeast Asia's fishing sector by Madelyn Kearns June 11, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

Ghost Fleet, a documentary film that zooms in on the stories of Southeast Asian migrant workers who were rescued from forced labor situations aboard Thai fishing boats, is already having an impact on viewers, according to Patima Tungpuchayakal, co-founder...

90 per cent of Sri Lanka’s corals are dead June 11, 2019   |  Source : Eurasia Review  | Copyright : Eurasia Review

Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) General Manager Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara said Sri Lanka’s corals are faced with an imminent threat of destruction due to climate change, pollution and illegal fishing methods. Observing that 90 percent of ...

South Africa fisheries official chimes in on MSC’s ‘inconsistent’ shark finning policy June 11, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News

The deputy director of South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has highlighted her department's signing of an anti-shark finning letter recently addressed to the CEO of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The letter, ...

Is Indonesia really top global tuna exporter? by Hendra Sugandhi, secretary-general of the Indonesian Tuna Association (ASTUIN) June 11, 2019   |  Source : The Jakarta Post

The media, both local and foreign, have recently quoted Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti as saying that Indonesia is the world’s largest tuna supplier. The statement has gone viral on social media, but data and facts are neede...

Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation June 11, 2019   |  Source : AFP

Lawyers in Taiwan launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the industrial conglomerate Formosa on Tuesday, on behalf of thousands of Vietnamese whose livelihoods were ruined by a toxic spill that devastated fish stocks. Formosa's huge steel plan...

In the fight against climate change, humans and wildlife are allies by Jason Bittel June 11, 2019   |  Source : EcoWatch

Planet Earth is in crisis, and we're all in it together. One million species could soon face extinction. Climate change is accelerating at a breakneck pace, already affecting about half of all threatened mammal species and a quarter of threatened birds...

Fishermen fear for future as Malaysia mulls Penang reclamation by Kate Mayberry June 10, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network

People from the villages hugging Penang's southern coast have fished the seas off the Malaysian island for generations, scooping up prawns and digging out crabs to feed its food-loving residents. The fishermen know the vagaries of tide and wind, and th...

Fishermen catch plastic in the Mediterranean as part of new Italian initiative by CHARLES ONIANS June 10, 2019   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

On a moonlit night off Italy’s coast, fishermen are hauling in the usual catch: cuttlefish, red mullet and plastic waste. But this time, they won’t throw the rubbish back. The trash instead is being collected, analyzed and, where possible, recycled...

New mangrove study shows exactly how coastal forests protect economic activity during cyclones by Adam Moolna June 09, 2019   |  Source : The Conversation

Mangroves are incredibly productive coastal ecosystems found in the tropics and subtropics. These dense green forests are known for their bizarre-looking roots that poke up into the air from shallow water. Among the meshed webs of roots are fish nurseries...

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