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COVID-19 offers opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable May 08, 2020   |  Source : UNCTAD  | Copyright : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have hit fishers hard, but on the other hand the crisis may offer opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable, according to a new UNCTAD report on the pandemic’s impacts on the blue economy. Befor...

Dayak women of Indonesia resist gender inequality exacerbated by palm oil production by Lauren Bowman May 08, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

In the rural Indonesian village of Hongoi, indigenous Dayak Modang women like Lina* have had to come up with creative ways to continue their long-held tradition of weaving. Some Dayak women use their skills to sell or exchange their crafts as a source of ...

COVID-19 pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture May 08, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : The Associated Press

In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karen people have also made makeshift barricades and marked them with signs warning visitors away. Across the...

Tracking modern slavery in the fishing industry by Munyaradzi Makoni May 08, 2020   |  Source : Hakai Magazine  | Copyright : Tula Foundation and Hakai Institute family

Forced labor—a form of modern slavery—is rampant in the fishing industry. “It can come as debt bondage,” says Irina Bukharin, a senior analyst on human trafficking and forced labor at the nonprofit Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS). Some...

Over 1000 starving fishermen vacate Lake Albert in Uganda May 08, 2020   |  Source : The Independent  | Copyright : The Independent

More than 1000 fishermen have left various landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert in Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa districts in Uganda citing starvation because of the suspension of fishing activities. In March this year, Hoima and Kikuube district secur...

Tanzania: govt de-registers over 3,300 coop unions, including 32 fishing unions by Louis Kolumbia May 08, 2020   |  Source : The Citizen  | Copyright : 2020 AllAfrica

The government of Tanzania yesterday deregistered over 3,300 fake, dormant and law defiant cooperative unions from the country's registry of cooperatives. Agriculture minister Japhet Hasunga told a press conference in Dodoma yesterday that the decision...

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting marine ecosystems, Part 1: Fisheries and aquaculture by Sarah Carr May 07, 2020   |  Source : The Skimmer

Fisheries and their attendant industries and communities across the globe – ranging from European to UK to South African to Indonesian to North American – are being devastated by problems starting fishing voyages, decreases in demand from large-scale ...

Silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise by Karen McVeigh May 07, 2020   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

In cities, human lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic have offered some respite to the natural world, with clear skies and the return of wildlife to waterways. Now evidence of a drop in underwater noise pollution has led experts to predict the crisis...

Why we cannot lose sight of the Sustainable Development Goals during coronavirus by Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President and Co-chair, Republic of Ghana, UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates May 07, 2020   |  Source : WEF  | Copyright : 2020 World Economic Forum

Our world today is dealing with a crisis of monumental proportions. The novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe, upending lives and livelihoods. The cost of the pandemic in terms of loss of human lives is painful, but the effects on the globa...

How coronavirus ‘stress tests’ will change ocean shipping by Greg Miller May 07, 2020   |  Source : FreightWaves  | Copyright : 2020, All Rights Reserved, FreightWaves, Inc

The coronavirus pandemic will permanently change ocean shipping, but how? The short answer is: It depends on how long the outbreak lasts. A 2020 plunge and 2021 snapback is one thing, a multi-year global depression punctuated by geopolitical chaos is anot...

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