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Green watchdog urges Ghana govt to deny licences to new Chinese trawlers June 22, 2020   |  Source : GhanaWeb  | Copyright : 1994 - 2020 GhanaWeb. All rights reserved.

Watchdog Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has deepened its call on the government to resist any attempt by the Fisheries Commission to issue licences to three Chinese trawlers that have been registered to the Ghanaian flag and are awaiting licensing...

New FAO publication: Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: Showcasing applied practices in value chains, post-harvest operations and trade June 18, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2020

The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (SSF Guidelines) recognize the right of fishers and fishworkers, acting both individually and collectively, to improve their livelihoods through value chains, post-harvest operations and trade. To achieve this, the...

UK PM Boris Johnson promises Brexit will 'recapture spectacular marine wealth' for Grimsby fishermen by Jamie Waller June 18, 2020   |  Source : Grimsby Live

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Brexit will enable Grimsby's fishing industry to 'recapture our spectacular natural marine wealth'. He was asked by Great Grimsby MP Lia Nici on Wednesday about the industry's future after Britai...

US environmental groups sue Trump, saying he can’t open marine monument to fishing by RACHEL OHM June 18, 2020   |  Source : Press Herald  | Copyright : 2020 | All Rights Reserved | Press Herald

Environmental groups in the United States are suing President Trump over a decision to open a national marine monument off the coast of southern New England to commercial fishing, arguing the president’s proclamation violates federal law. The preside...

Seafood helped prehistoric people migrate out of Africa: study June 18, 2020   |  Source : Science Daily  | Copyright : 2020 ScienceDaily

Prehistoric pioneers could have relied on shellfish to sustain them as they followed migratory routes out of Africa during times of drought, a new study suggests. The study examined fossil reefs near to the now-submerged Red Sea shorelines that marked ...

Coronavirus: China’s freeze on imported salmon stirs concern about wider impact on European food trade by Finbarr Bermingham, Orange Wang and Keegan Elmer in Beijing June 18, 2020   |  Source : SCMP  | Copyright : 2020 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

Seafood traders in China are bracing for a “psychological blow to consumption” and the possibility of wider disruption to imported proteins after Beijing halted shipments of European salmon amid fears it may be the source of a new coronavirus outbreak...

Norway wants to resume salmon sales after China all-clear June 18, 2020   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2016 - 2020 PT. Niskala Media Tenggara

Norway said Wednesday it wanted to resume exports of its salmon to China after Beijing appeared to rule it out as a possible source of COVID-19. Norwegian salmon came under scrutiny after a recently discovered cluster of new coronavirus cases was repor...

Recurrent hikes in diesel price leave Indian fishermen in dire straits by Santosh Patnaik June 17, 2020   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2020, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The recent increase in diesel price has put Indian fishermen on a sticky wicket at a time when high operational cost is preventing many of them from undertaking long voyages. “Fishing is no more remunerative for us due to high operational cost and th...

EU-UK trade talks end in further stalemate by Rose O'Donovan June 17, 2020   |  Source : Southern Star  | Copyright : 2020 Southern Star Ltd.

The fourth round of (virtual) negotiations between the EU and UK ended in stalemate on June 5th, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that London was ‘backtracking’ on what was agreed in the Political Declaration. The next round of talks is set...

Lawsuit seeks trade sanctions against Mexico for failing to protect endangered porpoise by Kendal Blust June 17, 2020   |  Source : KJZZ  | Copyright : 2020 Cronkite News. All rights reserved.

Two conservation groups are suing the U.S. government to force a decision on a 2014 legal petition seeking sanctions against Mexico for failing to stop illegal fishing that endangers the world’s rarest marine mammal, the vaquita marina porpoise. Fewe...

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