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Rights of Balochistan fishermen being ensured, says Pakistan PM January 06, 2022   |  Source : BOL News

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has said that the development of the people of Balochistan is among the top priorities of the federal government. One of the major concerns of the local fishermen is of the illegal fishing trawlers that has been...

WFP-backed challenge boosts food system in Rwanda and beyond January 06, 2022   |  Source : UN News

Supporting innovations in the food system in Rwanda is the goal of a UN-backed initiative launched in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday. The IGNITE Food Systems Challenge comes amid worsening food insecurity in East Africa due to rising conflict, clim...

Fisherfolk in the Philippines call for suspension of closed fishing season policy in typhoon-affected provinces January 06, 2022   |  Source : BusinessWorld

An organization of small-scale fishermen in the Philippines has expressed its opposition to importing fish for typhoon-hit areas, calling instead for aid to restore its members’ livelihoods and the lifting of an order imposing a closed fishing season on...

Scots fisherman stars in new sustainable cookbook from MSC by Rosalind Erskine January 06, 2022   |  Source : The Scotsman

A Scottish haddock fisherman is one of twelve from around the world to star in a new sustainable seafood cookbook from the Marine Stewardship Council, the organisation responsible for the world’s leading sustainable seafood ecolabel. The new cookbook...

Exorcising ‘ghosts’ to save the seas in Pakistan by Munnazzah Raza January 06, 2022   |  Source : TRT World

In the small fishing village of Abdul Rehman Goth on the outskirts of Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, fisherman and lifeguard Asif Baloch walks along the beach, scanning the shoreline for ghost gear that may have washed ashore. On the clear beach, h...

Indian fishermen oppose amendments to Coastal Regulation Zone notification, cite damage to ecosystem, community displacement by S Godson Wisely Dass January 06, 2022   |  Source : ENS

Fisherfolk in India have strongly objected to the draft notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on November 1 to make amendments into the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2019. The ministry had ...

Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen switch to China-backed sea cucumber boom by Shihar Aneez January 06, 2022   |  Source : economyNext

Over 600 fishermen in Sri Lanka’s former northern war zone have switched to sea cucumber farming, a booming trade, in the coastal belt of Jaffna and Kilinochchi where a Chinese firm started a hatchery five years ago. China’s joint venture Gui Lan h...

Costa Rica seafood exporter taking cues from coffee industry in leveraging nation’s ecology by Christian Molinari January 06, 2022   |  Source : SeafoodSource

Costa Rica has cultivated a reputation for natural beauty, and chances are its name calls to mind lush mountains, beautiful beaches, and sustainably grown coffee. That image is partially the result of an environmental protection program the country i...

Overfishing fuels South China Sea tensions, risks armed conflict, researcher says January 06, 2022   |  Source : rfa

A collapse of fishery stocks in the South China Sea due to overfishing and climate change could fuel serious tensions and even armed conflict, one of the authors of a new report on the topic has warned. “The simmering conflict that we see in the Sout...

University of Portsmouth professor to help meet global challenges as UNESCO Chair in Ocean Governance January 06, 2022   |  Source : University of Portsmouth

Pierre Failler, Director of the Centre for Blue Governance at the University of Portsmouth, UK, has been named UNESCO Chair in Ocean Governance. The Chair will help meet global challenges for the successful implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Scie...

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