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Global Marine Commodities publishes guidelines for an inclusive gender approach in communication products May 13, 2020   |  Source : Global Marine Commodities

The Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities Project (GMC) is an interregional initiative implemented by the Ministries and Bureaus of Fisheries and Planning of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia and the Philippines, with technical support by ...

Indonesian fishermen who died on Chinese boats faced abuse, 21-hour days, interviews reveal by Harry Pearl May 13, 2020   |  Source : SCMP  | Copyright : South China Morning Post

When 20 Indonesian fishermen boarded the Chinese vessel Long Xing 629 in February last year, they had no idea what kind of high seas hell awaited them. The seamen, aged between 20 and 35, said they were sometimes forced to work for up to two days witho...

Hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis, Ivorian women in artisanal fisheries also see it as an opportunity to address long-postponed issues by Joelle Philippe May 13, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

Since mid-March, social distancing and other restriction measures have progressively been applied by the Ivory Coast government to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Women in artisanal fisheries, organized via the Union of cooperatives USCOFEP-CI, have ...

Taiwan No. 1 focus of complaints by Indonesian migrant fishermen by Shih Hsiu-chuan, Yang Su-min and Chiang Yi-ching May 13, 2020   |  Source : Focus Taiwan  | Copyright : Focus Taiwan

Nearly one third of complaints filed by Indonesian migrant fishermen are employed on Taiwanese ships, the most out of any country, according to recent statistics released by an Indonesian government agency. Of the 389 complaints the Agency for the Prot...

'63pc of coastal poor households in Bangladesh borrow from local moneylenders’ May 13, 2020   |  Source : Prothom Alo

A recent survey finds that about 63 per cent of coastal poor households in Bangladesh have borrowed loan from local money lenders at high-interest rates due to absent of institutional credit facilities, reports UNB. The survey also finds 57 per cent of...

Mekong nations face growing threat to food security amid claims China’s dams exacerbate effects of drought by Laura Zhou May 13, 2020   |  Source : SCMP  | Copyright : South China Morning Post

Fishermen in northeast Thailand say they have seen catches in the Mekong River plunge, while some farmers in Vietnam and Cambodia are leaving for jobs in cities as harvests of rice and other crops shrink. The common thread driving these events is errat...

Global fisheries during COVID-19: blog on its effects on global fishing activity by Tyler Clavelle May 13, 2020   |  Source : Global Fishing Watch  | Copyright : 2016 - 2020 Global Fishing Watch

This blog post is the first in a series that we will be releasing on the effects of COVID-19 on global fishing activity. The world is currently experiencing a pandemic due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the impacts are being felt in nearly all...

Artificial Intelligence tapped in Japan to locate fertile fishing areas and pass on skills May 12, 2020   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The fishing industry in Japan has been experimenting with artificial intelligence, to pass on the skills of experienced fishers amid a serious shortage of newcomers entering the industry. AI is being tapped to revolutionize the sector and boost profits...

Investigating how North Korean fishermen plunder foreign waters by Elena Volochine May 12, 2020   |  Source : France24

In this exclusive 35-minute documentary, we expose a massive and unknown fish smuggling and supply network in the Pacific Ocean. Every year, an armada of North Korean ghost ships invade the waters of the Russian Far East and Japan. From Vladivostok to Nor...

Fishing boats in Thailand seek 50,000 workers as virus spurs migrants to leave May 12, 2020   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2020 Khaosod English

Despite adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand’s fishing industry is currently looking to hire as many as 50,000 men to go out to sea aboard trawlers, said a senior government official on Saturday. Phithoon Damsakhon, chief of the Departm...

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