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Climate action: ‘Time is running out’, UN chief tells ministers October 01, 2021   |  Source : UN News

With just one month left until the COP26 climate change conference, countries must do more to reduce emissions, finance climate action and support mitigation, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the final official ministerial meeting in Milan, Ita...

UN recognizes work of 2 mn seafarers in ‘extraordinarily challenging times’ October 01, 2021   |  Source : UN News

The United Nations celebrates World Maritime Day on Thursday, highlighting the role of the men and women who work at sea. Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future, is the theme for 2021. In his message for the day, the UN Secretary-General said ...

After long delay, Indonesia repatriates 200 Vietnamese held for illegal fishing by Tria Dianti September 30, 2021   |  Source : BenarNews

Indonesia this week repatriated 200 Vietnamese fishermen who languished at immigration detention centers for months amid the coronavirus pandemic after local authorities confiscated their boats on suspicion of poaching in Indonesian waters, officials said...

28 ‘defiant’ trawlers rounded up from sea in Digha, West Bengal, India September 30, 2021   |  Source : The Telegraph

Police in East Midnapore’s Digha, acting jointly with the district administration, on Wednesday morning rounded up at least 20 vessels from deep waters and sent them to the shore for allegedly breaching the weather-related red alert that banned fisherme...

Turkish fishermen illegally entering Greek waters now face 6 months prison September 30, 2021   |  Source : GCT

The Ministry of Justice restored and tightened Article 401 of the Penal Code, which was first abolished by SYRIZA and thus allowed Greek maritime waters in the Aegean to be exploited by Turkish fishing vessels . The Chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard, A...

Despite hard work and low incomes, fishermen in Mexico's Acapulco stay the course by Joseph Sorrentino September 30, 2021   |  Source : MND

Acapulco, even on an early morning in late September, is hot and humid. In the afternoon, it is brutally hot and humid. Fishing on a boat for seven hours with the sun beating down and reflecting off the water isn’t easy work. But it doesn’t bother ...

UNGA 76 General Debate final curtain meeting open to public September 30, 2021   |  Source : IISD

The UN General Assembly General Debate will provide an opportunity to hear directly from top-level representatives of UN member states about their priorities, policy positions on immediate challenges, and possible commitments against a backdrop of interwo...

Transform food systems to avert $400 bn annually in loss and waste: UN agencies September 30, 2021   |  Source : UN News

That half-eaten apple tossed in the trash bin after lunch is contributing to the staggering mountain of food wasted globally, at a time when more than 800 million people still go to bed hungry, UN agencies said on Wednesday, marking the International Day ...

Seychelles Fishing Authority to launch sea cucumber study; harvesters to help by Betymie Bonnelame September 30, 2021   |  Source : SNA

The Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) will launch a study in November to determine the stock and the exact amount of the species of sea cucumber found in the island nation's waters. Representatives of the authority shared their plans with sea cucumber...

European fishing communities face their own specific climate risks: study September 30, 2021   |  Source : Science Daily

Of all European fisheries and coastal communities, the ones in the UK and the Eastern Mediterranean have the highest risk of being affected by climate change. Marine researchers working in Denmark, the UK and the Netherlands published the outcomes of a co...

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