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Largest fund in India earmarked for fisheries and aquaculture announced January 09, 2019   |  Source : DAHD

The Government of India has approved the creation of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) and its implementation from the financial year 2018-19 onwards at a total fund size of Rs 7522.48 crore (US$1,067,522,240, just over ...

Mitigating overfishing in southwest Madagascar through low-cost artificial reefs by Margot Chapon January 09, 2019   |  Source : Earth Island Journal

Madagascar’s vast 5,000 km coastline, 450 km barrier reef, and 250 islands provide an expanse of productive habitats for marine life. The Bay of Ranobe in southwest Madagascar is a shallow lagoon protected by a 32 km barrier reef that contains coral ree...

Activists warn of gaps as EU lifts ban threat on Thai fishing industry January 09, 2019   |  Source : Thomson Reuters Foundation  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters Foundation

Labor rights campaigners warned against complacency as the European Union on Tuesday withdrew its threat to ban Thai fishing imports into the bloc, saying that the country has made progress in tackling illegal and unregulated fishing. The EU’s so-cal...

Seafood suppliers must tackle slavery risk, say campaigners by Sarah Murray January 08, 2019   |  Source : FT  | Copyright : THE FINANCIAL TIMES LTD 2019

While textile sweatshops have long been under the spotlight, the world has more recently awakened to another form of industrial abuse: seafood slavery. The global fishing industry has been tainted by reports of workers held against their will, working ...

Vietnam suggests EC remove “yellow card” on seafood exports soon January 08, 2019   |  Source : SGGP News  | Copyright : 2005 SGGP English edition

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Vice President of the European Parliament (EP) Heidi Hautala at the Governmental Office on January 7. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the European Union (EU) is leading partner of Vietnam, and the ...

2019: The year to end harmful fisheries subsidies by Peter Thomson, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean January 08, 2019   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2019, IISD

A truth that is fundamental to humanity’s existence is that the Ocean sustains life on planet Earth. Think only of the way the Ocean provides us with over 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe, and the motivation to secure the Ocean’s health is incontro...

EU withdraws ban threat on Thai fisheries after reforms January 08, 2019   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2019 Business Standard Private Ltd. All rights reserved.

The European Union has withdrawn its threat to ban Thai fisheries exports into the bloc after Bangkok pushed through reforms to contain illegal fishing. Thailand, one of the main global fish exporters, had been faced with the threat of a ban for more t...

Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work by Emily Holden January 08, 2019   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2019 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

A new analysis shows US greenhouse gas levels are increasing as the Trump administration unravels efforts to slow climate change. Carbon emissions rose sharply last year, increasing 3.4%, according to new estimates from the economic firm Rhodium Group....

Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests January 08, 2019   |  Source : University of Stirling  | Copyright : University of Stirling

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts at the University of Stirling. The recommendation -- published in the Journal of Applied Ecology -- emerge...

USAid-academe-biz collab seen to boost billion fishery industry in NegOcc, the Philippines by ERWIN P. NICAVERA January 08, 2019   |  Source : SunStar  | Copyright : 2018 SunStar Publishing Inc.

A collaboration among the United States Agency for International Development (USAid), academe, and business sectors is seen to boost the billion worth of fishery industry in Negros Occidental. Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Cham...

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