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Taipei, Manila agree on fishery inspections March 03, 2019   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : 1999-2019 The Taipei Times

Taipei and Manila have agreed to share information on fishery inspections and improve management of the Port of Davao in the Philippines, where Taiwanese fishing vessels unload, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. The result was achieved at...

Annual fishing ban has started in China March 02, 2019   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : China.org.cn

The four-month fishing ban, aiming to protect aquatic resources and biodiversity in China's rivers, started Friday. The annual ban, from March 1 to June 30, will cover the main streams, tributaries and lakes along major rivers including the Yangtze and...

WTO members consider new draft texts in second cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings March 01, 2019   |  Source : WTO  | Copyright : 2019, World Trade Organization

WTO members in the Negotiating Group on Rules discussed two new draft texts covering certain prohibitions on fisheries subsidies and exchanged views on other areas of the negotiations at a cluster of meetings held on 25 February to 1 March. The Chair and ...

WTO members consider new draft texts in second cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings March 01, 2019   |  Source : WTO  | Copyright : 2019, World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization members in the Negotiating Group on Rules discussed two new draft texts covering certain prohibitions on fisheries subsidies and exchanged views on other areas of the negotiations at a cluster of meetings held on 25 February to 1 ...

Scrap all reclamation projects: Malaysian green group February 28, 2019   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : 1995-2019 Star Media Group Berhad

Environmental NGO Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is urging the government to scrap all proposed coastal reclamation projects in the country. Its president S.M. Mohamed Idris said based on findings from research and field surveys, the coastal communities a...

Why are the Japanese fearing another tsunami soon? by Garima Bora February 28, 2019   |  Source : NewsBytes

More than 12 rare oarfish were caught in different islands of Japan this year. Now that's a worrying news, especially for Japan. That is because, according to Japanese folklore, the oarfish are rare and known to be the harbinger of natural disasters...

Historic U.S. Supreme Court win: World Bank Group is not above the law February 27, 2019   |  Source : EarthRights International

In a historic 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided today in Jam v. International Finance Corporation (IFC) that international organizations like the World Bank Group can be sued in U.S. courts. The Court’s decision marks a defining moment for...

Papua New Guinea formally announces MSC assessment of tuna fisheries February 27, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is forging ahead with its controversial bid to get its tuna fishery Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified separately from Dutch marketing firm Pacifical. On Feb. 26 it formally announced the full assessment of the PNG Fishin...

In Focus: Small-scale fisheries in Asia by Srey Kumneth February 27, 2019   |  Source : Khmer Times  | Copyright : 2019 Khmer Times

To strengthen its mission in improving fisheries and aquaculture, WorldFish is currently holding a six-day conference in Penang, Malaysia. The event has gathered representatives from six Asian countries that are experiencing similar issues and concerns in...

Handline tuna fishery becomes first of its kind in Indonesia to pursue full MSC assessment by Madelyn Kearns February 27, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

North American sushi-quality tuna provider Anova Food, LLC., has put its Fair Trade fishery in North Buru Island, Indonesia, up for full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability standards, the company announced on 26 February. ...

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