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Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue February 27, 2019   |  Source : ScienceDaily  | Copyright : 2019 ScienceDaily

Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new r...

New marine protected area established in the Batangas Province of the Philippines February 26, 2019   |  Source : Nature World News

The global marine community has cause to celebrate a conservation milestone in the Philippines. The Municipality of Tingloy on Maricaban Island in Batangas Province recently designated 22.01 hectares (54.4 acres) of thriving coral reef habitat as a marine...

This Philippines-made app was designed for fishermen with no smartphones by Mikael Angelo Francisco February 26, 2019   |  Source : flip science

These days, there’s a smartphone app for everything. From monitoring your heart rate to making sure your home systems are running properly, these apps transform your smartphone into a digital toolbox, with everything you need to make your life easier. ...

UN Special Rapporteur releases report on fishery workers and the right to food February 26, 2019   |  Source : UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD  | Copyright : UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, HILAL ELVER

The UN Special Rapporteur on fishery workers and the right to food, Hilal Elver, has released a Report that stresses the role of fishery workers in the fight against global hunger. The following is a summary of the Report: Following the interim repo...

Japan and FAO partner to support Pacific coastal fisheries February 25, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

A signing ceremony between the Government of Japan and FAO took place at the FAO subregional office in Apia, Samoa on Monday. The Exchange of Notes is an agreement between Japan and FAO regarding regional funding for a project for enhancing livelihoods an...

Sierra Leone: Execution of fisheries policy may be troubled by limited resources by Zainab Iyamide Joaque February 25, 2019   |  Source : Awoko  | Copyright : Awoko Newspaper Copyright © 2019-2020

According to the recently launched National AGOA Response Strategy of Sierra Leone, the new Fisheries Policy which seeks to address all the key issues related to fishing and fishery, risks being hampered in its implementation by limited resources. Th...

Canada may finally be ready to tackle fishery monitoring by JENNIFER WHYTE February 25, 2019   |  Source : Oceana  | Copyright : Oceana Canada

Did you know that Canada’s fisheries are operating in the dark? That means we don’t have the data necessary to monitor and manage the industry and mitigate threats, such as bycatch, which is the unintended catch of marine life. Millions of tons of fis...

International conference: Claiming civic space together February 25, 2019   |  Source : INSTITUT FOR MENNESKERETTIGHEDER  | Copyright : INSTITUT FOR MENNESKERETTIGHEDER

Global Focus and members invite civil society actors, governments and the private sector from around the world to a two-day international conference. The aim of the conference, “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development...

Pakistan earned $451m from fisheries products’ export in 2017-18 February 23, 2019   |  Source : The Nation  | Copyright : 2019 | Nawaiwaqt Group

Pakistan earned $451 million by exporting 198,420 metric tonnes of fish and fisheries products during 2017-18. Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi told National assembly Secretariat that during the year 2016-2017, as much as 155,091 met...

Stopping fish bombing February 21, 2019   |  Source : UNEP  | Copyright : United Nations Environment Programme

George Woodman’s first experience of fish bombing in Sabah—a Malaysian state in the northern part of the island of Borneo—was in 1994 during an underwater survey of the area’s renowned coral reefs. “It's not so much something you hear, but so...

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