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Seaspiracy film assails fishing and aquaculture sectors that seem ready for a good fight by Lauren Kramer March 28, 2021   |  Source : GAA  | Copyright : 2016–2021 Global Aquaculture Alliance All rights reserved.

Seaspiracy, a documentary-styled film released on Netflix this week, intends to shock, and on that count it succeeds. The 90-minute exposé shows ocean pollution and its vast effects on marine life; it displays grotesque images of dolphins and whales b...

Amid a myriad of crises, Lebanon now confronts an ecological disaster on its shores by Ruth Sherlock March 28, 2021   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2021 npr

An oil spill in the eastern Mediterranean Sea last month has polluted Lebanon's coastline, damaging beaches that are nesting grounds for endangered green turtles and vulnerable loggerhead sea turtles. In southern Lebanon, some of the country's last bea...

Canadian fishers oppose potential closure of cod fishery, withdraw from quota negotiations by Chris Chase March 25, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC), and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) – which represent thousands of employees in the fishing industry in Canada – have announced opposition to the potential c...

Discussions underway to legalize shark fishing: Maldives Fisheries Minister by Aishath Hanaan Hussain Rasheed March 25, 2021   |  Source : Raajje.mv  | Copyright : 2021 Raajje, All rights reserved

Maldives Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Zaha Waheed has said that discussions are now underway to legalize shark fishing in the Maldives, as it presents a profitable revenue-generation strategy for the state. Minister Zaha made...

Taiwan detains 13 Chinese fishers for alleged poaching- report March 25, 2021   |  Source : ABS-CBN News  | Copyright : © 2021 ABS-CBN Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Taiwan has detained 13 Chinese fishermen for alleged illegal fishing off Taiwanese shores earlier this week, its Central News Agency said Wednesday. Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration caught the Chinese fishermen on March 23 near Pengjia Islet, a reso...

Qingdao municipal govt. in China investing in massive wholesale seafood market by Mark Godfrey March 25, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The Qingdao municipal government is investing CNY 850 million (USD 127.5 million, EUR 110.5 million) in an international seafood trade and logistics center in the northern Chinese city. The Qingdao municipal government’s investment will help build th...

US fishing industry not hooked on NOAA Fisheries' climate plan by Thomas Frank March 25, 2021   |  Source : E&E News  | Copyright : Politico, LLC

Fishing industry officials in the US had a message yesterday for NOAA Fisheries: Climate change doesn't exist. At least not in the ocean. "I don't think we're in a climate crisis," Jeff Kaelin, director of sustainability and government relations at ...

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture by Rosamond L. Naylor et al March 25, 2021   |  Source : Nature  | Copyright : 2021 Springer Nature Limited

The sustainability of aquaculture has been debated intensely since 2000, when a review on the net contribution of aquaculture to world fish supplies was published in Nature. This paper reviews the developments in global aquaculture from 1997 to 2017, inco...

WTO talks stuck on opt-outs for artisanal, developing fisheries by Mark Godfrey March 24, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Exemptions for small, coastal fishing operations remain a contentious issue in World Trade Organization negotiations on a deal to end harmful subsidies to fisheries. Negotiators, who are meeting in person at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, are largely ...

Undersea cable owners in Ireland seek injunctions preventing fishermen trawling by Aodhan O'Faolain March 24, 2021   |  Source : The Irish Times  | Copyright : 2021 THE IRISH TIMES

The owners of two transatlantic communication undersea cables are seeking High Court injunctions preventing fishing boat owners trawling near their property. The action has been brought by GTT Communications and related entities Hibernia Express Irelan...

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