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Indonesia sinks three foreign vessels for illegal fishing by Apriadi Gunawan May 13, 2019   |  Source : The Jakarta Post

Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s Illegal Fishing Task Force (Satgas 115) recently sunk three foreign vessels captured for fishing illegally in Indonesian waters off Belawan, Medan, North Sumatra. The Malaysian-flagged, Myanmar-fl...

Ending slavery at sea headlines key regional fisheries meeting in Micronesia May 13, 2019   |  Source : Marianas Variety  | Copyright : 2013 Marianas Variety

The annual Forum Fisheries Committee officials meeting concluded with a headline decision to strengthen the regional harmonized minimum requirements for fishing licenses with the addition of crew employment conditions. The outcome has already been hail...

Pacific islands set example in protecting ocean for generations to come by Carlotta Leon Guerrero May 12, 2019   |  Source : The Guam Daily Post  | Copyright : www.PostGuam.com

The greatest biological outcomes come from fully protected areas where all forms of fishing are restricted, like in the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, which comprises 80% of Palau’s national waters. There are also benefits to restricting the most dama...

Guardian fishers put technology at the service of sustainability by Charles Barstow May 11, 2019   |  Source : Slow Fish  | Copyright : 2019 Copyright Slow Fish 2019

We sometimes fall victim to the romantic idea that traditional food producers and artisans live in a world without modern technology. In fact, many small-scale fishers and their communities have found ways to incorporate technology into their practices p...

Coastal communities in Morocco strive to preserve sustainable small-scale fishing by Indre Anskaityte May 11, 2019   |  Source : Slow Fish  | Copyright : Slow Fish 2019

With 3500 kilometers of coast, Morocco has a strong tradition of maritime fisheries, but its waters are ever more threatened: industrial fishing is plundering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time the markets are ridden with fa...

Climate breakdown may pave way for ecosocialism by Paul Gillespie May 11, 2019   |  Source : The Irish Times  | Copyright : 2019 THE IRISH TIMES

The cascade of scientific reports on global climate breakdown is now joined by comprehensive evidence on accelerating worldwide species extinction, mainly as a result of capitalist agricultural expansion, pesticides and pollution. The loss of species a...

The growing importance of regional oceans co-operation by Alf Håkon Hoel May 10, 2019   |  Source : MEAM

A valuable development in international oceans governance is the growing importance of regional cooperation. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are currently about 60 international organizations that deal with regional ocea...

Cambodia's Fisheries Administration asks fishermen to protect resources in closed season by Ry Sochan May 10, 2019   |  Source : The Phnom Penh Post  | Copyright : 2017 The Phnom Penh Post

The fishing season in Cambodia will be closed soon and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on the people to maintain and protect fishing resources, a statement issued by the Fisheries Administration under the ministry said. T...

Ireland and Britain declare climate emergencies, but will it make a difference? by Rick Noack May 10, 2019   |  Source : Washington Post

Ireland became the second country on Thursday to declare a climate emergency, following Britain’s lead earlier this month. The measures come amid global youth protests demanding more climate action and as researchers fear that 1 million species may be o...

Int'l workshop on marine environment, sustainable fisheries to be held in Vietnam May 10, 2019   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2000-2019 XINHUANET.com

Over 90 representatives from the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) will attend an international workshop in Vietnam's central Nha Trang city from May 13 to May 15, focusing their discussions on regional cooperation to preserve the marine environment and ensure s...

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