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Boosting women in seafood and ending gender inequality: A call to the seafood community: time for commitment and change is now! March 08, 2019   |  Source : International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI)

March 8, International Women’s Day, has become the day of the year to highlight what women do and review progress. Some workplaces have joined in celebrating this day, featuring heartening commitments to gender equality. But it is also frequent to see i...

Peoples and local communities are the most effective and efficient guardians of conservation, says Rights and Resources’s Lindsay Brigda by Lucienne Cross March 08, 2019   |  Source : Inhabitat

Unmanned systems such as drones, are increasingly used in a variety of fields — from border patrol, to cinematography to just plain showing off your cool new toy with neighbors. Thanks to rapidly improving technology, durability and artificial intellige...

Chinese companies sign deal to fish in Somali waters by Abdalle Ahmed Mumin March 08, 2019   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean

Legal experts and local fishing groups have warned that a deal between the Somali government and a consortium of Chinese companies will be difficult to regulate, may encourage piracy and could lead to the levels of overfishing seen in West Africa. The ...

Chilean workers say they were lured to Nova Scotia with false promise by Frances Willick March 08, 2019   |  Source : CBC

Three Chilean temporary foreign workers who came to Nova Scotia under the promise of good-paying jobs say they ended up working at a fish plant for a fraction of the promised pay and living in a house with only salt water coming from the taps. The case...

In Indonesia no officials believe there are fisherwomen, says Saraiyah March 08, 2019   |  Source : The Jakarta Post

Roughly half of the 192 million eligible voters in the upcoming general elections are female, which provides much potential for presidential and legislative candidates to make their campaigns sound as good as possible for women. Commemorations of Inter...

Bill to lift ban on surround-net for Saipan fishermen March 08, 2019   |  Source : Marianas Variety

Today's “economic realities” are making it harder for small fishermen on Saipan to survive so Sen. Vinnie Sablan wants to allow them to use “chenchulun umesugon” or surround-net in the waters surrounding the island. This fishing method used in ...

Taiwan's high seas fishing vessels lost 11 migrant fishermen in February by Nick Aspnwall March 08, 2019   |  Source : The News Lens

Taiwan’s embattled US$2 billion (NT$61.7 billion) fishing industry has made more unpleasant headlines over the past month, even as chatter increases that the country’s Fisheries Agency (FA) could be inching closer to reforms aimed at decreasing an ala...

Chinese companies report first bigeye tuna fishery to score MSC March 07, 2019   |  Source : Undercurrent News

Three Chinese companies say the bigeye tuna fishery they harvest from in the Federated States of Micronesia is now the first to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. In a press release published Thursday, Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen)...

Fishermen able to claim compensation in event of no deal Brexit March 07, 2019   |  Source : Highland Radio

A Donegal Deputy has welcomed confirmation that fishing crew can claim compensation for loss of earnings in the event of no deal Brexit. At this week’s Committee for Agriculture, Food and the Marine confirmation was given that crew fishermen as well ...

Comments sought for India's Draft of National lnland Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy March 07, 2019   |  Source : Govt. of India

The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and and Farmers Welfare of the Government of India has invited comments on the draft National lnland Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy (NIFAP). The comments may be may be communicated by email/f...

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