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Bangladesh fisherman block highway over fishing ban June 09, 2019   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Several thousand fishermen blocked Bangladesh’s busiest highway on Sunday, police said, as protests escalated over a two-month fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen say the 65-day blockade — intended to replenish fish stocks — is drivin...

Carnival Cruise ship rescues fishermen who were stuck at sea for two days by Michael Hollan June 09, 2019   |  Source : Fox News  | Copyright : 2019 FOX News Network, LLC.

Carnival Cruise Line ships keep coming to the rescue. One of the cruise line’s ships heading towards Miami made a detour to come to the aid of a small fishing boat. Seven passengers were successfully rescued after reportedly spending two days stuck a...

Charting under-charted waters: the Blue Economy by Sumita Misra, Joint Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India June 07, 2019   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The concept of the Blue Economy (BE) dates back to 1994, when entrepreneur and sustainability champion Gunter Pauli introduced it at the UN. It assumed importance after the UN Third Earth Summit Conference at Rio in 2012 focused on expanding the green eco...

Together we can: Millions to collaborate worldwide for World Oceans Day on June 8 June 07, 2019   |  Source : PRNewswire  | Copyright : 2019 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved. A Cision company.

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council will help steer the way this week leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8. With increasing awareness of plastic pollution entering waterways around the globe, millions of people will take action for a better fu...

FAO report shares lessons on sustainable bioeconomy interventions by Catherine Benson Wahlén June 07, 2019   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2019, IISD

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a working paper that provides policymakers and individuals working in bioeconomy initiatives with key considerations for implementing bioeconomy activities. The 26 case studies in the repo...

Nigerian fishers hit by criminals, imports and climate change by Nosmot Gbadamosi June 07, 2019   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean  | Copyright : China Dialogue Trust

There is a legend about the neighbourhood of Makoko in Nigeria. It holds that birth in the “world’s largest floating slum” is celebrated by the father throwing his newborn into the Lagos lagoon. If the infant floats it is embraced by all. A baby tha...

Canada's second new offshore fisheries science vessel launched June 07, 2019   |  Source : Marex  | Copyright : 2019 The Maritime Executive, LLC

Canada's second of three new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) was launched on June 5. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel was built by Seaspan's North Vancouver Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The OFSVs are the first class of s...

Reduction fisheries in Thailand and Vietnam raise their game June 07, 2019   |  Source : The Fish SIte  | Copyright : 2000 ? 2019 ? 5m Publishing

IFFO RS (International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation), which aims to improve the sustainability of the fisheries that furnish the world with fishmeal and fish oil, has applauded the work done by the Gulf of Thailand (Thailand) and the Vung Tau (Vietn...

Africa: Cut fishing subsidies and save marine life, says trade talks chief June 06, 2019   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2019 AllAfrica

International trade agreements not only free up opportunities for fairer trade and development among nations – negotiations now under way at the World Trade Organization (WTO) can also help prevent over-fishing and preserve marine life. But the talks ar...

Artificial reef debuts at Sydney Opera House June 06, 2019   |  Source : Marex  | Copyright : 2019 The Maritime Executive, LLC

A series of modular steel and concrete pods have been installed underwater around the Sydney Opera House in Australia to test the marine biodiversity enhancement value of artificial structures. The initiative is a result of a three-year partnership bet...

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