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Safety net failing migrant fishermen in Thailand by : PENCHAN CHAROENSUTHIPAN August 09, 2019   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : 1996 - 2019 Bangkok Post Public Company Limited

While the European Union (EU)'s decision to lift the yellow-card warning on illegal, unreported and unregistered (IUU) fishing indicates progress in the country's efforts to clean up the industry, migrant workers in the Thai seafood supply chain still fac...

88 percent decline of big freshwater animals: scientists August 08, 2019   |  Source : Science Daily  | Copyright : 2019 ScienceDaily

Rivers and lakes cover just about one percent of Earth's surface, but are home to one third of all vertebrate species worldwide. At the same time, freshwater life is highly threatened. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland...

Respecting the other: Leading fisheries practitioner calls for greater research collaboration at MARE conference August 07, 2019   |  Source : World Fish Center

A WorldFish honorary fellow has called for scientists and policymakers from around the world to listen and respect each other’s values more to better serve the fisher people of the world. This is critical to strengthening research collaborations and ...

Ocean warming, overfishing increase methylmercury toxin in fish: research by R. Prasad August 07, 2019   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : Copyright© 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Despite a decrease in seawater concentration of methylmercury since the late 1990s, the amount of toxin that gets accumulated in certain fish which are higher in the food chain have been found to increase. The amount of methylmercury in fish higher in the...

CITES conference to strengthen wildlife trade rules for fisheries, timber, exotic pets, elephants and more August 07, 2019   |  Source : CITES

The 183 Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will adopt decisions and resolutions to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conf...

Ships and aircraft on high alert as deep depression forms in Bay of Bengal, fishermen cautioned by Ananya Das August 07, 2019   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2019 ZEE MEDIA CORPORATION LTD (AN ESSEL GROUP COMPANY), ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Indian Coast Guard Headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Wednesday issued an advisory to the fishermen for not venturing into the sea, after the depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression. The Ministry of Earth Science h...

Stranded Thai fishermen to be flown home from Africa August 07, 2019   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : 1996 - 2019 Bangkok Post Public Company Limited

The Foreign Ministry of Thailand says a flight has been booked for this week to bring home a Thai fishing crew abandoned on a vessel in the sea off Somalia, on the Horn of Africa. Busadee Santipitaks, spokesperson of the ministry, said Somali authoriti...

Indonesian oil company prepares 45 boats to handle oil spill August 07, 2019   |  Source : TEMPO  | Copyright : Tempo Media Group

Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) has prepared 45 ships to deal with the oil spills in Karawang waters, West Java. The oil spill was caused by a leak in PHE's offshore oil and gas platform in July. PHE ONWJ and a team of intern...

Vietnam's Da Nang city aims to become sea-based economic hub August 07, 2019   |  Source : VNA  | Copyright : Copyright, VietnamPlus, Vietnam News Agency (VNA)

As a coastal city in Vietnam with considerable sea-related advantages, Da Nang is carrying out an action programme to boost development of blue economy, targeting to turn itself into sea-based economic hub in the future. The move is part of the city’...

In Bangladesh, a dramatic rise in fish production has come with steep ecological costs by Mohammad Arju August 07, 2019   |  Source : Scroll.in

On a Monday evening, Delowar Jahan’s modest shop was overflowing with fresh produce that arrived early in the day. In a middle-class Dhaka neighbourhood, this tiny outlet of a farmers’ collective does not have to compete with supermarkets and other gr...

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