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Guam island fishermen encouraged to take advantage of relief fund by Tyler Matanane December 24, 2020   |  Source : Kuam News  | Copyright : copyright KUAM

The Department of Agriculture Division of Aquatic Wildlife Resources of the US Territory of Guam is trying to lure in more registered fishermen to take advantage of the CARES ACT Fisheries Relief Fund. And they've extended the deadline in hopes they'll ca...

Esvagt Njord rescues injured fishermen near Dudgeon December 24, 2020   |  Source : reNEWS  | Copyright : reNEWS 2020 All rights reserved.

The Esvagt Njord service operations vessel has rescued seven injured fishermen who were in distress near the Dudgeon offshore wind farm off the English east coast. The rescue took place on 22 December after the vessel's skipper Brian Kristiansen heard ...

Lao fishermen arrested in Thailand after crossing illegally from Malaysia December 24, 2020   |  Source : BenarNews  | Copyright : BenarNews

Police in southern Thailand’s Narathiwat province on Tuesday arrested 32 Lao fishermen who had crossed illegally from Malaysia in the latest attempt by Lao workers stranded by COVID-19 travel restrictions to get home. The fishermen walked out of the ...

Republic of Palau coordinates with U.S Coast Guard, partners to detain illegal fishing vessel off Palau December 24, 2020   |  Source : U.S. Coast Guard  | Copyright : US Department of Defense

The crew of the Palau Division of Marine Law Enforcement patrol boat PSS President HI Remeliik II coordinated with the Coast Guard to apprehend a suspected illegal fishing vessel off Helen Reef, December 10th. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched resources ...

Liberia: NaFAA begins final 2020 fishery fees collection across fishing communities December 24, 2020   |  Source : FPA  | Copyright : 2020 - FrontPageAfrica. All Rights Reserved.

A joint fisheries enforcement and compliance team has begun touring fishing communities across Liberia with the aim of ensuring the collection of the remaining 2020 license fees and at the same time creating massive awareness for the payment of the 2021 f...

Fishermen in Namayingo, Uganda, want Fisheries Protection Unit disbanded over human rights violations December 24, 2020   |  Source : The Independent  | Copyright : 2020 The Independent

Residents of Lolwe and Sigulu islands in Namayingo want the UPDF leadership to disband the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU for alleged gross human rights violations. This came up during a public meeting alias Baraza organised by the Chief of Staff of La...

Owner of a fishing fleet in North Korea publicly executed for listening to foreign radio stations at sea, Radio Free Asia report says by Naina Bhardwaj December 21, 2020   |  Source : Insider  | Copyright : 2020 Insider Inc. All rights reserved.

A North Korean fishing boat captain has been publicly executed for listening to banned radio stations while at sea. He was accused of tuning into Radio Free Asia. RFA broadcasts Korean-language programming for six hours daily into North Korea and is a ...

US President Trump signs “Digital Coast” Act into law by JOHN M. PALATIELLO & ASSOCIATES December 21, 2020   |  Source : The American Surveyor  | Copyright : 2020 Spatial Media LLC—All rights reserved

Legislation to establish a constituent-driven program in the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, traini...

Global toxic ship fuel scandal revealed by Mauritius oil spill: A special report by Nishan Degnarain December 21, 2020   |  Source : Forbes

A ship fuel scandal is being uncovered that looks likely to be larger than the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal. It involves some of the biggest names in the global oil and shipping industry, and goes to the very top of the UN shipping regulator, the Internat...

Ivory Coast creates first marine protected area December 21, 2020   |  Source : EurekAlert  | Copyright : 2020 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Ivory Coast has announced the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA). The MPA will cover 2,600km2 (1,000 square miles) of pristine ocean off the coast of Grand-Béréby, protecting marine biodiversity including threatened shark and turtle sp...

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