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An island crusader takes on the big brands behind plastic waste by Christopher Joyce January 15, 2019   |  Source : WBUR News  | Copyright : WBUR 2019

Plastic waste washes in from Manila Bay and the ocean, covering the beach and mangrove trees of Freedom Island, a protected area in the bay. closemore Try this: Write a list of every piece of plastic you touch in a day. I did it. I stopped counting a...

Malaysian Minister impressed with Maoris’ fishing rights January 15, 2019   |  Source : Borneo Post  | Copyright : 2010-2018 BorneoPost Online

Malaysia's Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing is impressed with the Maoris of New Zealand for their success in fighting for and getting their fishing rights, courtesy of the country’s administration. Masing, who is also Minister...

Upgrade in Seafood Watch recommendation for Sri Lankan crab a milestone for fishery improvement project by Cliff White January 15, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's released new precommendations for several species on Monday, 14 January, and an upgrade in the rating of two Sri Lankan crab fisheries are cause for celebration for the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Counci...

China’s green drive will continue in 2019, aquaculture production to fall by Louis Harkell January 15, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News

2018 was another year where Chinese bulldozers crashed through aquaculture farms as Beijing sought to rein in polluting industries -- and 2019 looks set to be no different. The policy of clearing fish farms from Chinese inland lakes and reservoirs “w...

'One fish at a time': Indonesia lands remarkable victory by Hannah Summers January 15, 2019   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2019 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies

Indonesia, the world’s largest tuna fishing nation, has pulled out all the stops in recent years to transform the health of an industry blighted by depleted stocks and illegal poaching. Measures by the government – which have even included the bomb...

Nigeria's Bayelsa communities threaten battle with Shell’s security firm by Bassey Willie January 15, 2019   |  Source : Daily Trust  | Copyright : 1998 - 2018 Media Trust Limited

Twelve communities, cutting across Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State under the Shell EA Field, have threatened to confront a private security firm working for Shell over constant harassment and intimidation of local fisher...

Ireland's Fisheries Minister launches Clean Oceans Initiative to recover plastic waste January 14, 2019   |  Source : Checkout  | Copyright : 2019 Checkout

Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced the Clean Oceans Initiative and has called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. Creed wishes to have al...

How considering gender can improve ocean conservation and management by Sarah Carr January 14, 2019   |  Source : MEAM

“If we only think of fishing as men in boats pulling nets out of the water, we’re missing half the story. When we only tell half the story we’re in danger of underestimating how many animals are being caught, what types of animals are being caught, ...

Fishing families left high and dry by Amazon dams by Mario Osava January 14, 2019   |  Source : IPS  | Copyright : 2019 IPS-Inter Press Service. All rights reserved.

Small-scale fisherpersons were among the first forgotten victims of mega construction projects like the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingú River in the Brazilian Amazon. “I’m a fisherman without a river, who dreams of traveling, who dreams ...

An open-air lab in Chile's Patagonia to study effects of climate change January 14, 2019   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2018, The Hindu

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world’s oceans. For the study, four r...

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