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US State Secretary's accusation against China over illegal fishing groundless: embassy by Wang Qi August 03, 2020   |  Source : Global Times  | Copyright : 2019 Global Times All Rights Reserved

The Chinese Embassy in Ecuador and oceanography experts have called accusations from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo false and groundless, after he smeared China for "illegal and unregulated over-fishing" near Ecuador in the East Pacific. Pompeo's r...

New studies show how to save parasites and why it’s important by Michelle Ma August 03, 2020   |  Source : UW News  | Copyright : 2020 University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Parasites have a public relations problem. Unlike the many charismatic mammals, fishes and birds that receive our attention (and our conservation dollars), parasites are thought of as something to eradicate — and certainly not something to protect. ...

Sharks are thriving at the Kermadec Islands, but not the rest of New Zealand, amid global decline by Adam Smith August 03, 2020   |  Source : DTE  | Copyright : Down To Earth 2020

A recent global assessment of shark populations at 371 coral reefs in 58 countries found no sharks at almost 20% of reefs and alarmingly low numbers at many others. The study, which involved over 100 scientists under the Global FinPrint project, gave N...

Plans to help develop Philippines next 'tuna capital' August 03, 2020   |  Source : DA-BFAR  | Copyright : 2020 Philippine Information Agency

The municipality of Dingalan, in Aurora Province, may soon emerge as the next “tuna capital” of the Philippines, after General Santos City, in Mindanao. This third-class municipality, situated 183 kilometers northeast of Metro Manila, currently has...

In first-ever global assessment, scientists identify over 500 new dams planned within protected areas August 03, 2020   |  Source : WWF  | Copyright : 2020 WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature© 1986 Panda Symbol WWF – World Wide Fund For Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund)

More than 500 dams are planned or under construction within protected areas, according to a new study published in Conservation Letters. These findings raise red flags as dams can have detrimental impacts on livelihoods of local communities such as fishin...

Tropical Storm Isaias to ride Florida's east coast, bringing high winds and heavy rain by Christina Maxouris, Joe Sutton and Eliott C. McLaughlin August 03, 2020   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2020 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.All Rights Reserved.

Florida began to feel the effects Sunday of a powerful storm inching in the state's direction, with forecasters warning it could reach hurricane strength by the time it makes expected landfall near the South Carolina-North Carolina border on Tuesday. T...

Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk Province warns fishermen and boat owners to avoid sea by Khouth Sophak Chakrya August 03, 2020   |  Source : The Phnom Penh Post  | Copyright : 2020 The Phnom Penh Post. All Rights Reserved

Officials in the Cambodian province of Preah Sihanouk have called on fishermen and boat owners not to go out to sea or transport tourists over the next three days as a typhoon looms. The call comes after the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology ...

Registration mandatory for migrant fishers in south Indian state August 03, 2020   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2020, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Following the demand put forth by various local self-government bodies, including the Kozhikode Corporation, the district administration in the south Indian state of Kerala has decided to introduce a proper mechanism to check the health condition of fishe...

Liberian official clarifies employment concern of protesting seamen on controversial Chinese fishing vessels by Judoemue Kollie August 03, 2020   |  Source : Daily Observer  | Copyright : Liberian Observer Corporation

Following two days of protest by several members of the Liberian Seamen’s Union, the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), Mrs. Emma Metieh Glassco, has clarified why the Government of Liberia (GOL) has not licens...

Agencies must work together to battle graft in growing animal trade: Malaysian officials by MUGUNTAN VANAR August 03, 2020   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : 1995- 2020 Star Media Group Berhad

Inter-agency cooperation is vital to combat corruption in the growing and lucrative international wildlife trade, say enforcement authorities in Malaysia. Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) director Augustine Tuuga said corruption was multifaceted and cou...

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