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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...

Scientists believe climate change impacts likely behind low marine catch in India by Toan Dao August 05, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Climate scientists suspect that impacts of climate change have led to lower marine catches along the west coast of India, environmental news service Mongabay reported. Last month, India’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) released i...

Strategy for sustainable aquaculture, the world's fastest growing food sector: study August 05, 2020   |  Source : Science Daily  | Copyright : 2020 ScienceDaily

As the population grows, and the global standard of living improves, humanity's appetite for seafood is increasing. In 2020 seafood consumption reached an all-time high, with an average of 20kg consumed annually by every person on the planet. Up to now...

Second coronavirus wave would be ‘catastrophic,’ Massachusetts fishermen say by MEGHAN OTTOLINI August 04, 2020   |  Source : Boston Herald  | Copyright : 2020 MediaNews Group, Inc.

Commercial fishermen and lobstermen in Massachusetts already “crippled” by the coronavirus pandemic say they fear a second wave in the fall would sink the industry. “If there’s a shutdown then, it could be catastrophic,” said Joey Ciaramitaro...

Two missing after a fishing boat carrying 13 fishermen capsizes off Mumbai, India by Manish K Pathak August 04, 2020   |  Source : Hindustan Times  | Copyright : HT Media Limited All Rights Reserved.

A fishing boat, carrying 13 fisherfolk, capsized around 10 nautical miles from Gorai coast off the Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday. Though 11 fisherfolk were rescued by another boat, two persons are still missing. Senior inspector Sanjeev Narkar of...

Chinese vessels swarming, Ecuador rushes to protect the Galapagos by Christian Molinari August 04, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Ecuador is trying to protect parts of the Galpagos Marine Reserve in the wake of the arrival of hundreds of mainly Chinese fishing ships that are set up in international waters near the country’s exclusive economic zone. “We will work in a regional...

Iran bans trawling in Persian Gulf August 04, 2020   |  Source : Tehran Times

Iran's Department of Environment (DOE) has banned any trawling in the Persian Gulf, ISNA quoted Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the DOE for the marine environment, as saying on Monday. Trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fi...

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