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Argentine coast guard opens fire on Chinese fishing vessel by Mark Godfrey March 04, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

A ship belonging to the Argentine coast guard shot at a Chinese fishing vessel it claims was fishing illegally within the country’s exclusive economic zone. On 2 March, the coast guard cutter, the Mantilla, fired warning shots at the Hua Xiang 801, a...

Video: Voices of the fish: International instruments and measures in place to safeguard fisheries March 04, 2019   |  Source : FAO

Challenges to sustainably managing our oceans are numerous, but for the first time ever there are international instruments and measures in place that can help bring us closer to our objective. International treaties such as the FAO Port State Measures Ag...

UN experts condemn Ireland's migrant fishing workers scheme by Felicity Lawrence and Ella McSweeney March 04, 2019   |  Source : The Guardian

Ireland’s permit scheme for migrant workers on its fishing trawlers breaches international human rights law, four UN special rapporteurs have said in a warning letter to the Irish government. The four UN rapporteurs – on modern slavery, trafficking...

Gambia, Mauritania ink MOUs on fisheries, bilateral cooperation March 04, 2019   |  Source : The Point

His Excellency, President Adama Barrow’s two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has led to the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between the two friendly countries, following bilateral talks between the Heads of State a...

Progress made in the WTO negotiations on tackling fisheries subsidies would deliver on SDG 14.6, says Azevêdo March 04, 2019   |  Source : WTO

At a meeting of the full WTO membership today (27 February), Director-General Roberto Azevêdo commented on the emerging debate on ‘WTO reform’, acknowledging the variety of views held by members and arguing that the trading system must be able to evo...

APEC aims at combating IUU fishing March 04, 2019   |  Source : TEMPO.CO

Representatives of APEC economies are aiming to raise global public awareness on combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in order to reduce poverty and food insecurity. IUU fishing has undermined the region`s food security, according ...

Decades of fishing bans have not rescued New Zealand’s seafood delicacy toheroa March 04, 2019   |  Source : STUFF

Toheroa was a favourite NZ seafood delicacy of the 1900s. It was vastly over-harvested and collecting was banned in the 1970s. In the decades since, it has not recovered. Why not? Will Harvie reports. It would probably appal Kiwis who feasted on toheroa i...

Expert weighs in on Fisheries deal with Senegal by Judoemue Kollie March 04, 2019   |  Source : Liberian Observer

An international fisheries expert interviewed by the Daily Observer says that that the controversial fisheries agreement signed between Liberia and Senegal a month ago contains several flaws and, if for any reason endorsed by the Liberian government, coas...

Ambitious bid to save Sri Lanka’s remaining ‘untouched’ reefs by Randima Attygalle March 03, 2019   |  Source : Sunday Times  | Copyright : The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

“It was no different to a fish tank — clean and colourful,” is how Oceanographer Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara reflects upon the Hikkaduwa coral reef in the 70s and 80s. “When the area started attracting tourists, residents of the area set up their...

Marine protected areas are getting SMART by Drew T. Cronin, Katherine Holmes and Dayne Buddo March 03, 2019   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2019 Copyright Conservation news

This year, World Wildlife Day celebrated life in the world’s oceans. It’s a fitting tribute. Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the world’s surface, harbor hundreds of thousands of species, and provide important resources to coastal communities th...

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