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Indonesian fishers who fought off tin miners prepare to battle all over again by Nopri Ismi, translated by Basten Gokkon August 07, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay

Fishers in Sumatra have joined forces in opposition to a government plan to allow coastal mining that they say will destroy their fisheries. The government of Bangka Belitung province, a group of islands off the southeastern coast of Sumatra, recently ...

16 fishermen saved by Indian Coast Guard; trawler damaged by Manish K Pathak and Ram Parmar August 07, 2020   |  Source : HT  | Copyright : HT Media Limited All Rights Reserved.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 16 people after their fishing boat Dev Sandesh got caught in rough seas due to high wind speed, around 70kms off Arnala coast on Thursday. Meanwhile, a fishing trawler got lost in the sea after it was damaged by a ston...

Vietnam raises emission reduction target to combat climate change by Phan Anh August 07, 2020   |  Source : VNA  | Copyright : 1997 VnExpress.net

Vietnam will decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 9 percent by 2030, 1 percentage point higher than the previous target set in 2015. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved an update to Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that s...

UNESCO recognises two coastal villages of Odisha as Tsunami Ready August 07, 2020   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2020 Business Standard Private Ltd. All rights reserved.

In a first, two coastal villages of the Indian state of Odisha have been recognised as being "Tsunami Ready" by UNESCO for their overall preparedness to face the calamity, Additional Chief Secretary P K Jena said on Thursday. With it Odisha became the ...

Aussies call for sustainable seafood August 07, 2020   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2020, All Rights Reserved

Australians want unsustainable seafood removed from shelves and menus to help make choosing the right fish dish easier, according to research commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Despite being a nation of seafood lovers, a quarter of A...

Detained trawlers abscond from Sierra Leone August 07, 2020   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2020, All Rights Reserved

Sierra Leone has alerted other states in the region after three trawlers escaped detention in Freetown port. They were being held pending payment of fines. However, on 27th July all three escaped sailed without paying. The authorities say they are unaware...

Across Sudan, heavy rains and flash floods destroy houses, wash away crops – UN relief wing August 05, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and vital infrastructure damaged due to riverine and flashfloods after heavy rains across large parts of Sudan, the United Nations relief wing has reported. According to an update issued by the UN Office for Coor...

ILO Convention on worst forms of child labour receives universal ratification August 05, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

All 187 countries that are members of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) have now ratified a convention to protect children from the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, prostitution and trafficking. Formally known as Convention ...

Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s blog August 05, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

In January, Thailand became the second country to confirm a COVID-19 case but, since then, the country has shown remarkable resilience and, as of late July, there had not been any recorded cases of domestic transmission for nearly two months. Gita Sabharw...

Treating fish as a public health asset can strengthen food security in lower income countries: researchers by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud August 05, 2020   |  Source : Phys.Org  | Copyright : Phys.org 2003 - 2020 powered by Science X Network

The food and nutrient security of billions of people worldwide depend on fish being treated as a domestic public health asset instead of a commodity. A new paper by researchers with the Sea Around Us—Indian Ocean initiative at the University of Weste...

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