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The scientific worker and the field: Seeing value in fisheries science by Aarthi Sridha September 16, 2019   |  Source : EPW

Drawing attention to scientific work as labour, the need for a closer examination of the subjectivities of educated, trained government employees in charge of field data collection on marine fisheries is emphasised. Field sciences such as fisheries scienc...

Indian Koli fishing community human rights study published September 16, 2019   |  Source : Marex  | Copyright : 2019 The Maritime Executive, LLC

Human Rights at Sea has published a baseline field report for the Koli fishing community who live and work at sea in Mumbai, India. Undertaken in the field during the monsoon season, the charity’s local researchers spent time with the fishermen, thei...

Aleyamma Vijayan: Champion of fisherwomen in Kerala September 16, 2019   |  Source : IANS

Kerala-based activist Aleyamma Vijayan may be identified as the one-stop point for women''s issues in the state, but that took decades of working on gender. For Aleyamma, 68, it all began over four decades back, when she started work on upliftment of f...

Coastal resilience in Bangladesh: Protecting coastal communities from tidal flooding and storm surges September 16, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

Since 2013, with World Bank funding and expertise, Bangladesh has provided improved protection to 183,900 people including 91,950 women with increased resilience to climate change. Bangladesh’s coastal zone spans over 580 km and includes territory wh...

Press release: ICSF National Workshop on India’s 2019 National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (Draft), and the SSF Guidelines, 6 to 7 September, 2019, Kolkata, India September 13, 2019   |  Source : ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a National Workshop towards developing an implementation plan for India’s 2018 (Draft) National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP). The workshop was held in Kolkata ...

Sudan, FAO partner in new fisheries investment plan September 13, 2019   |  Source : Seafood Source

With only 7,000 fishers, 1,500 of them engaged in marine fishing and an estimated 4,000 fishing boats, production of Sudan’s fisheries and aquaculture remains highly underdeveloped with the sector contributing less than 1 percent to the national economy...

China bans 15 Vietnamese seafood firms from exporting to the country September 13, 2019   |  Source : Undercurrents News

China has banned 15 Vietnamese seafood companies from exporting to the country. The bans follow "temporary suspensions" of export approval for shrimp units of Ecuador's two largest shrimp exporters. In a notice dated Sept. 6, China's General Administra...

Wetlands without any federal safeguards in US by ANNIE SNIDER September 13, 2019   |  Source : Politico

"The Trump administration's wild-eyed attempts to reward polluters, however, knows no bounds, so it is repealing these important protections without regard for the law or sound science," he said. "This unsubstantiated action is illegal and will certainly ...

UN Report urges commodity-dependent countries to diversify economies to survive climate crisis by Sumaira FH September 13, 2019   |  Source : Urdu Point

Climate change poses an "existential threat" to commodity-dependent developing countries, the United Nation's trade chief has said, pointing to a newly released report highlighting the need to diversify economies and exports. The UN Conference on Trade an...

Investigation ties foreign-owned trawlers to illegal fishing in Ghana by Mona Samari September 13, 2019   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean

A number of factors allow saiko to continue, and complex foreign beneficial ownership structures have been highlighted as key. According to the FAO legal definition, beneficial ownership is an opaque system using local “shell” companies that provide c...

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