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18 arrested for illegal fishing activities in Sri Lanka June 24, 2019   |  Source : News1st  | Copyright : News 1st, MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd, MBC Networks (Pvt) Ltd

The Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended 18 persons who had been engaged in illegal fishing activities. The suspects were arrested in the seas off Trincomalee and Upparu. The Navy noted that 14 of them were arrested by their patrols for using illegal fishing...

Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa June 24, 2019   |  Source : ENI News Desk

Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa) is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, to stop the threat to regional fish stocks essential for the food security and livelihoods of local ...

Canada amends fisheries law to amend depleted stocks June 24, 2019   |  Source : Globe News Wire

Today, a modernized Fisheries Act became law, setting the stage for rebuilding fish abundance in Canada’s oceans. For the first time since its inception in 1868, rebuilding plans are now required for depleted fish populations. The Act also ends the impo...

EU, Guinea Bissau sign new sustainable fishing protocol June 24, 2019   |  Source : IntraFish

The European Union signed a new five-year protocol with Guinea Bissau over an existing Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA), driven by the union's need to access the waters for several fish species, including tuna and shrimps. For granting ...

Ghana: Fisherfolk calling for extended closed season June 24, 2019   |  Source : Ghana Web

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has said some fishermen are requesting for an extension of the closed season due to the positive outcome of the exercise. Speaking at this years’ TALKPLAST conference on plastic waste an...

Cambodia: GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change June 24, 2019   |  Source : The Phnom Penh Post

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. The project is b...

Oman’s MOAF to induct 270 high-tech vessels to boost fish production June 24, 2019   |  Source : Muscat Daily

To support the development of the fisheries sector and create 4,000 jobs by 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has launched a programme to induct 270 high-tech fishing vessels. The ministry has called on fishermen to participate in ...

Will Barbados become the land of the amberfish? June 23, 2019   |  Source : Dominica News Online  | Copyright : 2007-2019 Dominica News Online, Duravision Inc • Roseau, Dominica

Is there anything more Barbadian than the flyingfish? Barbados is known the world over as the ‘land of the flyingfish’. But for several years now, flyingfish has been really scarce and the prices at Barbadian fish markets have risen sharply in respons...

The world’s fisheries are incredibly intertwined, thanks to baby fish by MARIA TEMMING June 21, 2019   |  Source : ScienceNews  | Copyright : Society for Science & the Public 2000 - 2019. All rights reserved.

Marine fisheries are typically managed by individual nations. But the fish in those stocks often originate elsewhere, according to a computer simulation of how eggs and larvae from hundreds of fish species ride ocean currents around the world. That fin...

Fluctuating fishing regulations a net frustration for Gaza’s industry by Adam Rasgon June 21, 2019   |  Source : The Times of Israel

Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip expressed great frustration this week with the constant changes Israel has made to the permitted fishing zone off the coast of the small territory, which they contended amount to a policy of collective punishment. ...

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