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Kenyan traders protest Uganda’s seizure of their fish October 21, 2021   |  Source : Daily Monitor

Kenyan fish exporters at the weekend blocked the border point at Busia in protest after the Uganda Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) seized five of their trucks carrying fish worth KShs50m (about Shs1.5b). The trucks were intercepted at Mpondwe border in...

Mortal remains of missing Indian fisherman retrieved, 2 others in Sri Lankan custody October 21, 2021   |  Source : WION

The mortal remains of an Indian fisherman from Tamil Nadu, who went missing at sea on Monday, were retrieved on Wednesday noon. The boat he was on-board had collided with a Sri Lankan vessel in the Palk Strait, the waters between India and Sri Lanka. ...

FAO GLOBEFISH organizing open webinar on Fisheries Access Arrangements October 21, 2021   |  Source : FAO

On Monday, 25 October 2021, at 16:00 h (CEST), FAO GLOBEFISH is organizing an open webinar on Fisheries Access Arrangements to present a map and essential characteristics of the major types of these instruments worldwide. The webinar will present a map...

UK’s largest processor joins calls for Northeast Atlantic pelagic fisheries to follow scientific advice by Jason Holland October 21, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource

If Northeast Atlantic mackerel, herring, and blue whiting stocks continue to be fished in excess of the scientific advice, then Young’s Seafood will cease to purchase from the fisheries, the U.K. seafood processor has warned ahead of this month’s meet...

Small-scale tuna fishermen in Luzon, the Philippines, obtain international sustainability certification by Patricia Mirasol October 21, 2021   |  Source : BusinessWorld

The Philippine Tuna Handline Partnership (PTHP) is the first group of small-scale fishers and tuna processors in the Philippines to earn a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The international certification was given on Oct. 19, or more than a...

Pandemic, climate change to dominate Asia-Pacific ministers' meeting October 21, 2021   |  Source : Reuters

Ministers from the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC will meet virtually on Friday, hoping to chart a path forward for the region to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and address other pressing issues including climate change. The meeting of finance minis...

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report by Justin Rowlatt & Tom Gerken October 21, 2021   |  Source : BBC News

A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need t...

Scotch eggs: a salmon farmer's home-grown solution to climate change October 21, 2021   |  Source : The Fish Site

Traditionally, salmon eggs are imported to Scotland then reared in freshwater hatcheries before being transferred to marine farms for on growing. However, since 2020, Scottish Sea Farms has been working with AquaGen to select the best performing fish from...

Fisheries transparency: Mauritania improves score, but still far from goal October 20, 2021   |  Source : CFFA

In 2017, Mauritania committed to gradually reducing and then eliminating fishmeal and fish oil production by 2020. Far from being reduced, capacity has since tripled and there are worrying developments that show that the political will to reverse the tren...

Japanese Govt. earmarks $260,000 to combat piracy, kidnapping in Nigeria, others October 20, 2021   |  Source : Premium Times

The Japanese government has earmarked 260,000 dollars in its bid towards combating piracy and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), especially Nigerian waterway. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Team Lead on Governance, Peace and Security, Matthew...

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