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Ban on salmon fishing on River Teno along Finland-Norway border affecting local economy and traditional livelihoods by Saara-Maria Salonen June 11, 2021   |  Source : The Barents Observer  | Copyright : 2002 - 2021 Publisher: The Independent Barents Observer AS

River Teno, or Tana, is a 361 kilometre long river which marks the border of Finland and Norway for 256 kilometres. For years, River Teno has been almost synonymous with salmon fishing — during the summer months, the river banks are bustling with locals...

On World Ocean Day, fishermen and their supporters oppose MPAs favoured by environmental NGOs June 11, 2021   |  Source : Collectif Pêche & Développement
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On 8 June 2021 -- World Ocean Day -- organizations of fishermen and their supporters, including the Collectif Pêche & Développement in Lorient, France, rallied to declare their opposition to the unilateral and exclusionary policies that favour the esta...

Three fishermen rescued from the Caribbean Sea June 11, 2021   |  Source : Dominican Today  | Copyright : DominicanToday.com

Three fishermen were rescued alive from the waters of the Caribbean Sea by naval units of the Dominican Navy after the boat found itself adrift 12 nautical miles from Saona Island. They are the Dominicans Rony de la Cruz, Reynaldo Jiménez de la Cruz, ...

China suspends frozen seafood import from six Indian firms after traces of virus found on packing June 11, 2021   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved.

China on Thursday suspended the import of frozen seafood products from six Indian marine export companies after traces of coronavirus were detected on the packaging. Since early last year, China has been testing imported frozen food products from all o...

Malaysia facing shortage of foreign fishers by Toan Dao June 11, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

COVID-19-related travel restrictions have prevented foreign workers from entering Malaysia, resulting in a labor shortage in the country’s fisheries sector. Malaysia began a two-week lockdown, or movement control order, from 1 June to contain a surge...

US Senate passes Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act by Chris Chase June 11, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The U.S. Senate has passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (SFSEA), moving a commercial ban on the trade of shark fins and products containing shark fins closer to reality. The U.S. Senate ended up passing the bill on 8 June as part of a broader le...

Leading companies respond to biodiversity loss by committing to the Action Agenda for Nature and People June 10, 2021   |  Source : CBD  | Copyright : CBD

More than 50 companies have stepped forward to show their shared commitment as part of the ‘Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People’ in support of the global biodiversity framework expected to be adopted in October 2021, Kunming...

ICSF celebrates World Oceans Day June 10, 2021   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2021 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

World Oceans Day is an annual celebration held on 8 June, officially declared by the United Nations in 2008. Many countries have been celebrating this day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which took place...

Japan compiles roadmap for carbon neutrality June 10, 2021   |  Source : NHK  | Copyright : NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) All rights reserved.

Japan's government has come up with a roadmap for achieving carbon neutrality. The plan was adopted at a meeting of central and local governments at the prime minister's office on Wednesday. Participants discussed policy measures needed to realize a ca...

Helping oil spill impacted communities by FIONA MCLEOD June 10, 2021   |  Source : Earth Island Journal

On March 23, 1989, marine toxicologist Riki Ott gave a talk to the Valdez, Alaska Mayor’s Committee about the impact of oil spills on ocean ecosystems. Using crepe paper creatures and magnets, she showed how oil droplets move up the food web when fish c...

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