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First-ever estimate of commercial fishing gear lost in the world's oceans by Natalie Kikken, CSIRO September 20, 2019   |  Source : Phys.org  | Copyright : Phys.org 2003 - 2019 powered by Science X Network

Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear or 'ghost gear' contributes substantially to global marine pollution responsible for wide-reaching environmental and socioeconomic impacts. Until now there has not been a clear global picture of the q...

Russia detains 161 North Korean fishermen September 19, 2019   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2019 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

Russia has detained 161 North Korean fishermen for fishing illegally in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, the FSB security service said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 18). The arrests came a day after the FSB said three Russian coastguar...

Thai Navy seize IUU boat off Phuket September 18, 2019   |  Source : The Phuket News  | Copyright : 2019 Class Act Media

An illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) boat with eight Thais on board has been seized in Thai waters off Phuket, Vice Admiral Ronnapop Karnjanapan of the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command announced yesterday (Sept 15). V/Adm Ronnapop, wh...

Russia detains 2 N Korean vessels after border guards attacked September 18, 2019   |  Source : Reuters

Russian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying on Tuesday. A Russian border patrol...

US fishermen demand to be heard on offshore wind energy projects by Wayne Parry September 18, 2019   |  Source : Christian Science Monitor  | Copyright : The Christian Science Monitor

US fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the ...

FAO launches 5-year programme to assist drought-drenched Namibia September 18, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has launched the Namibia Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period 2019-2023. The CPF will guide FAO’s partnership with the government of Namibia for five years in the areas of agr...

Gibraltar fishing row: Furious Spanish fishermen plan anti-police protest this week by CIARAN MCGRAT September 18, 2019   |  Source : Express  | Copyright : 2019 Express Newspapers

Spanish fishermen who operate in the waters surrounding Gibraltar are planning to stage a demonstration at the border with Spain on Friday, highlighting the ongoing tensions between Madrid and the British overseas territory. Leoncio Fernandez, Presiden...

Indonesia’s aquaculture goes digital by Jason Thomas September 18, 2019   |  Source : The ASEAN Post  | Copyright : Digital Media Nusantara @ 2017 All Rights Reserved

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Indian fishermen stage walkout at meet to discuss draft national fisheries regulation bill September 17, 2019   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

A section of mechanised boat and country craft fishermen in India on Monday staged a walk out at the stake holders meeting on the draft national fisheries regulation bill convened by the Fisheries department here. They alleged lack of clarification on ...

Bahamas’ fisheries face huge losses in wake of Hurricane Dorian by Christine Blank September 17, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

The spiny lobster fishery in the Bahamas was set to become one of the most lucrative in recent memory, but Hurricane Dorian’s impact will set the industry back severely. An estimated 95 percent of fishermen in the northern Bahamas have lost their b...

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