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25 fishermen stranded at sea after gunmen attacked, seized engines in Ibaka, Nigeria by Lovina Anthony October 07, 2021   |  Source : Daily Post

About 25 fishermen are stranded at Ibaka high sea, Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State as suspected sea pirates seized their outboard engines off the coast, DAILY POST has learnt. The attack came barely 24- hours after the fishermen under the ...

Cyclone Shaheen toll in Oman rises to 14; two bodies of fishermen found in Iran October 07, 2021   |  Source : AP

The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen that crashed through Oman rose Thursday to 14 after the sultanate found the body of someone missing since the storm. Omani state television made the announcement, raising the total number of dead in the country to 12...

4th Session of Asia-Pacific Forum highlights plastic waste, clean seas October 07, 2021   |  Source : IISD

Oceans and seas ranked high on the list of concerns at the 6 October Senior Officials Meeting preceding Thursday's Ministerial Forum. Much attention focused on countries’ actions to stem the tide of plastic waste, including action for clean seas, circul...

Liberian govt. to distribute free engines to fishermen October 06, 2021   |  Source : FPA

The CDC-led government of Liberia, through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, (NaFAA), has disclosed the arrival of four 40-foot containers of 600 pieces of Japanese Yamaha outboard engines in Monrovia. A NaFAA press release quoted the D...

Decade of climate breakdown saw 14 per cent of coral reefs vanish October 06, 2021   |  Source : UN News

Between 2009 and 2018, the continuous rise in sea temperature cost the world 14 per cent of its coral reefs – that’s more than the size of Australia’s reefs combined – a UN-backed report revealed on Tuesday. In the Sixth Status of Corals of the...

Belize Coast Guard rescues Honduran fishermen October 06, 2021   |  Source : Amandala

On Tuesday, September 28, the Belize Coast Guard successfully conducted a search and rescue operation near Tom Owens, an area in the vicinity of Hunting Caye, that led to the rescue of four Honduran fishers who had been stranded at sea for over three days...

Transparency essential to enhance value of African artisanal fisheries: CAOPA October 06, 2021   |  Source : CAOPA

The African Confederation of Professional Organizations Artisanal Fisheries Organisations (CAOPA) has been working on transparency since 2011. It has also played a leading role in designing and supporting the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). ...

FAO session calls for predictable rules, cooperation on fisheries October 06, 2021   |  Source : IISD

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) convened an event to explore linkages between fisheries and aquaculture production and trade, with a particular emphasis on sustainable and resilient value chains. It also highlighted the importance of...

Climate change, population increase fuel looming water crisis: WMO October 06, 2021   |  Source : UN News

Improved water management, monitoring and forecasting are needed in the face of a looming global water crisis, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partners said in a report published on Tuesday. The warning comes as floods, droughts and...

CAOPA organizing videoconference on 'Who owns the fish?' October 05, 2021   |  Source : CAOPA

The African Confederation of Professional Artisanal Fishing Organizations (CAOPA) is organizing a videoconference entitled: "Who owns the fish?" on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM in Nouakchott. This webinar will be hosted by five experts will address issues o...

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