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Seismic surveys: Shell’s gone — but another devil has arrived on the West Coast of South Africa by Onke Ngcuka January 18, 2022   |  Source : Daily Maverick

Shell has gone to hell — or on a break until it figures out how to proceed with its planned seismic surveys off the Wild Coast. But while environmentalists were focused on booting out the global oil and gas company, another seismic survey programme took...

Leading environmentalists engage fishermen in Makoko, Nigeria, to tackle challenges January 18, 2022   |  Source : The Sun

Eminent environmental activists Dr. Nnimmo Bassey and Ibrahim Thiam, among others, have engaged several fisherfolk in Makoko, Nigeria’s largest informal settlement, in a bid to tackle mounting challenges that they face in their trade. Dr. Bassey, who...

Five fishermen seized in Iraq January 18, 2022   |  Source : Xinhua

Five fishermen were kidnapped Sunday in the Iraqi province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said. The incident took place when the fishermen were fishing in the Tigris River in the southwest the city of Samarra, some 120 km north of the Iraqi c...

Labour market recovery still ‘slow and uncertain’: ILO January 18, 2022   |  Source : UN News

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and global labour markets continue to struggle, the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report, published on Monday, warns that recovery will remain slow. In its flagship World Employment and Social Outlook...

Tonga’s volcanic eruption may harm environment for years, scientists say by Gloria Dickie January 18, 2022   |  Source : Reuters

Tonga’s massive underwater volcanic eruption could deliver long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, say scientists studying satellite images and looking to the past to project the future of the remote region. Since ...

Tsunami from Tonga volcano eruption leaves trail of flood damage by Joshua Mcdonald January 17, 2022   |  Source : The Guardian

Tsunami waves caused by an undersea volcano have flooded the Pacific Island country of Tonga, where entire towns have been inundated with water and scientists warn the main island could be blanketed in volcanic ash. Videos shared on social media after ...

Biden administration turning attention to seafood’s labor issues by Mark Godfrey January 16, 2022   |  Source : SeafoodSource

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has released an action plan to combat human trafficking at home and abroad, an initiative that includes a focus on labor issues in the global seafood industry. The U.S. Trade Representative National Action...

Filipino environmental defender calls for more coastal greenbelts January 16, 2022   |  Source : The Star

Siargao Island in the Philippine Sea became known to the world for its surfing sites but in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Odette (also known as Typhoon Rai), another feature of the island is getting attention: its mangroves, which have been credited with ...

Competition announced for solutions to reduce overfishing in coastal fisheries January 16, 2022   |  Source : The World Bank

The World Bank Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund (CFI-CF) is launching a competition to seek collaborative solutions to reduce overfishing by supporting coordination among fishers and collaboration across seafood value chains. The compet...

Thai police to investigate key figures behind illegal fishing January 16, 2022   |  Source : Pattaya Mail

The Thailand national police have pledged to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing at its roots, by identifying and suppressing capitalists and mafia behind the practice. An assistant police chief has promised local fishermen any gove...

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