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Marine Policy Special Issue: Impacts of COVID-19 on the fisheries sector and value-chains by Sebastián Villasante, Cristina Pita, José Pascual, Katina Roumbedakis, Pablo Pita, Gill Ainsworth June 10, 2020   |  Source : Elsevier  | Copyright : 2020 Elsevier B.V.

The coronavirus outbreak is having growing impacts on the global economy with unpredictable consequences, and the fishing industry is not an exception. The fisheries sector plays an important role in developed and developing nations, employing directly or...

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed head of UN Biodiversity Convention June 09, 2020   |  Source : UNEP  | Copyright : CBD

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, a national of the United Republic of Tanzania, as the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Ms. Mrema has served as the CBD Acting Ex...

World Oceans Day: Don’t be colour blind, help blue oceans keep the planet green: UN chief June 09, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic is a “sharp reminder” of how we are all intimately connected to each other and to nature, the United Nations chief said on Monday, World Oceans Day. “As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once-in-a-...

European bathing water quality in 2019: EEA assessment June 09, 2020   |  Source : EEA

Bathing is an extremely popular and important leisure activity in Europe. This annual assessment of European bathing sites shows how well environmental protection measures are implemented,allowing people to make informed decisions on where to go to best e...

European bathing water quality report: The quality of bathing waters in Finland is high June 09, 2020   |  Source : FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE  | Copyright : THL 2020 — FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

It is safe to swim in the waters of public beaches in Finland according to the European Environment Agency's (EEA) recently published bathing water report. Most of Finnish bathing waters, about 92 per cent, were classified as being of excellent or good q...

FAO releases latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report by Chris Chase June 09, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has released the latest addition of the biannual “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” report, a flagship publication in the United Nations' “State of the World” series. The 2020 ...

As consumption rises, here’s why sustainable fisheries management matters: FAO report June 09, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

Global consumption of fish hit a record high in 2018 and is set to rise in the decade ahead, highlighting the need to ensure sustainable fisheries management, according to the latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The State of W...

Tropical Storm Cristobal weakens to depression, but heavy rain, winds could roar from Gulf Coast to Wisconsin by John Bacon and Andrew J. Yawn June 09, 2020   |  Source : USA TODAY  | Copyright : 2020 USA TODAY

Once-mighty Tropical Storm Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Monday, but winds, rain, flooding and even tornadoes remained a threat from the Gulf Coast to Wisconsin. About 8,400 customers in Louisiana and Mississippi remained without power Mo...

There is still time to save the oceans, says Jacques Cousteau's grandson by LAURENT BANGUET June 08, 2020   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2016 - 2020 PT. Niskala Media Tenggara

It's not too late to save the oceans from destruction, says the grandson of famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. AFP sat down with Philippe Cousteau, an environmentalist and oceanographer in his own right, on the eve of World Oceans Day, held ...

Indonesia's Buru Island fishermen given prestigious certificate for sustainable fishing by Made Anthony Iswara June 08, 2020   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2016 - 2020 PT. Niskala Media Tenggara

Nine fishermen’s associations made up of 123 fishers at a fishery on Buru Island, Maluku, Indonesia, have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) with the ecolabel, which indicates that the associations’ catch meet the international bes...

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