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7 Sri Lankans detained in Seychelles on suspicion of illegal fishing by Betymie Bonnelame August 11, 2019   |  Source : Seychelles News Agency  | Copyright : Seychelles News Agency, 2019

The Seychelles Fisheries Authority (SFA) and the police are conducting an investigation into a case of suspected illegal fishing by a foreign vessel in the island nation’s waters. In a joint communique on Thursday, the Ministry of Fisheries and Agric...

A project in India is turning discarded fishing nets into surfboards to reduce ocean plastic by ELLEN GUTOSKEY August 11, 2019   |  Source : Mental Floss

From the San Francisco International Airport to the entire country of Ethiopia, people are trying to save our dying planet. The latest innovative recycling effort comes from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where fishermen are working to give disc...

Seafood Innovation Fund promotes ‘transformational change’ in UK fishing August 11, 2019   |  Source : Europa  | Copyright : 2018 - Published by Pan European Networks Ltd in Congleton, United Kingdom

The UK’s newly established £10m (€10.85m) Seafood Innovation Fund will drive investment in maritime research and innovation. The Seafood Innovation Fund, launched last month by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will be deli...

ICSF-FAO workshop on India's marine fisheries policy and the SSF Guidelines August 09, 2019   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : ICSF 2019

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Over 80 men and women fishery stakeholders from 10 coastal states and union territories of India participated in the ‘National Workshop: 2017 National Policy on Marine Fisheries (NPMF), India and the SSF Guidelines,’ supported by the Food and Agricult...

Negotiations halfway complete on UN high seas treaty, with far-reaching impacts for seafood industry by Aaron Orlowski August 09, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

Time is running out for the fishing and seafood industries to weigh in on a United Nations treaty that will govern fishing and other activities on the high seas. The treaty is being developed as part of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the S...

UN oceans envoy Thomson backs Chile to assume leadership on IUU fight by Matt Craze August 09, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News. All rights reserved.

Peter Thomson, who is leading the United Nations’ "Goal 14" initiative for sustainable use of the oceans and marine resources, met with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera and other key policymakers to back the South American country's leadership in comb...

Safety net failing migrant fishermen in Thailand by : PENCHAN CHAROENSUTHIPAN August 09, 2019   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : 1996 - 2019 Bangkok Post Public Company Limited

While the European Union (EU)'s decision to lift the yellow-card warning on illegal, unreported and unregistered (IUU) fishing indicates progress in the country's efforts to clean up the industry, migrant workers in the Thai seafood supply chain still fac...

88 percent decline of big freshwater animals: scientists August 08, 2019   |  Source : Science Daily  | Copyright : 2019 ScienceDaily

Rivers and lakes cover just about one percent of Earth's surface, but are home to one third of all vertebrate species worldwide. At the same time, freshwater life is highly threatened. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland...

Respecting the other: Leading fisheries practitioner calls for greater research collaboration at MARE conference August 07, 2019   |  Source : World Fish Center

A WorldFish honorary fellow has called for scientists and policymakers from around the world to listen and respect each other’s values more to better serve the fisher people of the world. This is critical to strengthening research collaborations and ...

Ocean warming, overfishing increase methylmercury toxin in fish: research by R. Prasad August 07, 2019   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : Copyright© 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Despite a decrease in seawater concentration of methylmercury since the late 1990s, the amount of toxin that gets accumulated in certain fish which are higher in the food chain have been found to increase. The amount of methylmercury in fish higher in the...

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