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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...

Your fish is your future: Fight against illegal fishing: US Ambassador to the Philippines by US AMBASSADOR TO THE PHILIPPINES SUNG Y. KIM June 05, 2019   |  Source : Manila Bulletin  | Copyright : 2016 mb.com.ph | Philippine News. All rights reserved

Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing. However, these rich and precious resources are declining rapidly,...

Asia-Pacific revenues and livelihoods threatened as billions lost annually to illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing – UN FAO June 05, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

More coordinated action is needed to stamp out illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Asia and the Pacific – activities that result in estimated losses to the region of some USD 5 billion annually, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organizat...

Thailand needs neighbours’ help to crack down on slavery at sea, says activist June 05, 2019   |  Source : FMT  | Copyright : 2019 FMT Media Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved.

Thailand’s crackdown on exploitation and slavery in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Thai fishing vesse...

Equator Prize 2019 winners announced for local innovative climate solutions June 04, 2019   |  Source : UNDP  | Copyright : 2019 United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced today the winners of the 10th Equator Prize, recognizing 22 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations, which showcase innovative, nature-based solutions for...

Go fish! -- But, please, do so legally: Kundhavi Kadiresan, FAO assistant director-general and regional representative for Asia and the Pacific by Kundhavi Kadiresan, assistant director-general and regional representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO June 04, 2019   |  Source : Korea Herald  | Copyright : Herald Corporation

The people of South Korea love fish and both demand and consumption of fish are on the rise. On the one hand that’s good, because fish is high in protein and low in fat and that helps to feed a hungry world while providing livelihoods for hundreds of mi...

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