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WWF slams return of “harmful” EU fisheries subsidies by Jason Holland June 21, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

European Union fisheries ministers have adopted a strikingly regressive position on the post-2020 funding strategy for the maritime and fisheries sector, WWF has warned. The NGO said the “partial general approach” negotiating position for the 2021-...

Investigating storm surge risk to three Sri Lankan coastal communities June 21, 2019   |  Source : EurekAlert  | Copyright : 2019 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

An international team of engineers is joining forces with a disaster educationalist to investigate coastal flooding due to cyclones in three communities within the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. Communities in these provinces face a signi...

Greenpeace: Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa June 19, 2019   |  Source : Greenpeace  | Copyright : Greenpeace Africa 2019

Greenpeace is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, to stop the threat to regional fish stocks essential for the food security and livelihoods of local people, outlined in a new Gr...

Indonesian police deploy 'biggest' patrol boat to curb illegal fishing in Natuna June 19, 2019   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2016 - 2019 PT. Niskala Media Tenggara

The Water Police Directorate at the National Police in Indonesia officially deployed the Yudistira 8003 patrol ship, called "the police's biggest patrol vessel", in the waters off Batam, Riau Islands province, on Saturday to prevent rampant illegal fishin...

Filipino fishermen to get new boats, financial aid after Reed Bank incident by Arianne Merez June 19, 2019   |  Source : ABS-CBN News  | Copyright : 2019 ABS-CBN Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The Filipino crew of a boat that figured in an allision with a Chinese ship near the Recto (Reed) Bank will receive new fishing boats, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Tuesday. Eleven fishing boats with gears will be distributed to the 22 fisher...

South Africa backs allocation of fishing quotas at IOTC meeting by Shem Oirere June 19, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

South Africa has joined 15 other countries, all members of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), in calling for implementation of a proposal for allocation of fishing rights for tuna and associated species to promote fairness, equitability, and transpa...

GEF aids Cambodia's fishing communities in adapting to climate change by Khorn Savi June 19, 2019   |  Source : The Phnom Penh Post  | Copyright : Post Media Co Ltd

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. The project i...

India accounts for 6.3% of global fish production: Fisheries dept June 18, 2019   |  Source : PTI

India is the second largest fish producing country in the world as it accounts for 6.3 per cent of the global fish production, a release by the Fisheries Department said Monday. It also said the fisheries sector in the country is growing at the rate of...

How to keep fish in the sea and on the plate June 18, 2019   |  Source : EurekAlert  | Copyright : 2019 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Temporary bans on fishing can be better than permanent ones as a way of allowing fish stocks in an area to recover, while still providing enough to eat, a research team has found. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology by researchers f...

Philippines President stands by China, doubts own fishermen in sea collision by Andreo Calonzo June 18, 2019   |  Source : Bloomberg

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by China over a collision involving the two nations’ boats in the South China Sea, with his spokesman casting doubts on local fishermen’s accounts of the incident. In his first public statement about...

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