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More than half of plastics in Mediterranean marine protected areas originated elsewhere: study January 11, 2022   |  Source : EurekAlert

Researchers have, for the first time, simulated both micro- and macroplastics accumulation in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). They found that the majority of Mediterranean countries included in the study had at least one MPA where more than h...

Death a month average for Chile’s Wild West-style aquaculture industry by Matthew Wilcox January 11, 2022   |  Source : SalmonBusiness

Chile’s Ecocéanos Center has released first findings from a report on occupational mortality in the the country’s salmon industry. The report finds that in 2021, 14 workers died in across the sector, with precarious prevailing working conditions,...

Sustainable fishing by 2025: What is the current situation in Indonesia? January 11, 2022   |  Source : DW

When the Indonesian government announced plans to make the country's fishing industry sustainable in early 2019, Arifsyah Nasution welcomed the news. The ocean campaign leader for Greenpeace in Southeast Asia has long been sounding the alarm about endange...

Community project helps Kenya aim for climate goals one mangrove tree at a time by Joyce Chimbi January 11, 2022   |  Source : Mongabay

More than 20 years ago, along the lush southeastern coast of Kenya, the area known as Vanga Bay was home to a mangrove forest spanning 4,428 hectares (10,942 acres). But some 18 hectares (44 acres) of mangroves have been lost every year for the past 25 ye...

Bloody Chilean Patagonia: 14 salmon industry workers and divers died in 2021 January 11, 2022   |  Source : Ecoceanos

The Ecoceanos Centre delivered a preliminary report on labor mortality in the Chilean-based salmonid export mega-industry, noting that during 2021 14 workers died in the farming centers, processing plants industrial and shipping transport, due to the prev...

Indonesia eyes sustainable fish farming with ‘aquaculture villages’ by Luh De Suriyani, M Ambari January 10, 2022   |  Source : Mongabay.com

Indonesia is one of the top exporters of farmed seafood, but fish farming in the country has long come at the expense of carbon-rich mangrove forests and other important coastal ecosystems. The Indonesian government plans to have a network of dozens of...

European scientists find novel uses for undervalued marine products January 10, 2022   |  Source : The Fish Site

Underutilised aquaculture products - including lumpfish - and invasive species could be more profitable, according to a team of European scientists. The BlueCC project aims to extract valuable products, such as collagen and chitin, from novel marine so...

Bangladesh desperately needs a comprehensive maritime law by Umme Habiba January 10, 2022   |  Source : The Business Standard

Despite being quite a small country, in terms of landmass, Bangladesh has an extremely large population. In fact, it is the world's tenth most densely populated country. Consequently, sustaining such a large population with little arable land and natural ...

Africa’s water polluters dodge the bullet by Laura Owings, Dann Okoth January 10, 2022   |  Source : M&G

Lakes where most fish are male; drinking water that causes people to lose skin and feel as if their mouths are burning when they brush their teeth — these are just some of the effects of contaminated water in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet across the contin...

Typhoon Odette destroys over 7K fishing boats in Leyte Island, the Philippines by Sarwell Meniano January 10, 2022   |  Source : GOV.PH

Typhoon Odette has damaged at least 7,265 fishing boats in Southern Leyte and some parts of Leyte province, affecting the livelihood of 8,595 fishermen in these two provinces, the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said in its in...

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