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Harmful nets, chemicals destroying Keenjhar livelihoods in Pakistan May 05, 2021   |  Source : The International News

After marine waters, some influential people have started using destructive fishing nets in Keenjhar Lake, threatening the livelihood of a large number of community people. These small-eyed nets not only destroy available fish stock, mainly juvenile fish,...

Gender benchmarking shows disparity in the seafood supply chain by Nicki Holmyard May 05, 2021   |  Source : Seafood Source

A recent benchmarking study by WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, found that seafood supply companies underperform significantly when it comes to gender equality compared to public-facing companies in retail, foodservice...

Land tenure security and recognition of tenure rights is a key plank in addressing biodiversity loss, says Civil Society Organizations May 04, 2021   |  Source : Forest People Programme

A new discussion paper by CSOs, Human Rights in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Options for integrating a human-rights based approach to achieve the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity proposes steps to integrate human rights...

South African fishing communities fear floating powerships will scare fish away May 04, 2021   |  Source : Big News Network

Representatives of some small-scale fishing communities say they are worried about the impact that floating powerships will have on scarce fish stocks along SA's coast. This comes after the environmental assessors for Karpowership SA found that a project ...

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal May 04, 2021   |  Source : The Conservation

Throughout West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For instance, in Nigeria artisanal fishing accounts for 80% of the fish consumed and supports the livelihoods of about 24 million people. Both men a...

WTO Chief Sees Fisheries Deal as Key to ‘Watershed’ Year by Bryce Baschuk May 04, 2021   |  Source : Bloomberg

The world’s most important trade negotiation this year centers on a deal aimed at saving the world’s fisheries. Back in 2015, global leaders tasked the World Trade Organization with ending excessive and illegal fishing. The idea was to eliminate gover...

SBSTTA virtual session focus on post-2020 global biodiversity framework May 04, 2021   |  Source : IISD

The 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its first virtual session to advance the preparations for the 15th meeting of the Conference of the ...

India’s Mumbai coastal road project work leaves fisherfolk in uncharted waters by Prayag Arora-Desai May 04, 2021   |  Source : Hindustan Times

Despite two Covid-related lockdowns in the last year, work on the city’s Coastal Road has continued at a swift pace. At least 217 acres of land has so far been reclaimed from the Arabian Sea for the project, with an additional 50-odd acres yet to be cre...

Indigenous chief to request UN peacekeepers to prevent lobster fight boiling over by Cara McKenna May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Guardian

After a violent clash over lobster fishing on Canada’s east coast last year, a First Nations chief says he will request United Nations peacekeepers to keep his people safe on the water this summer – predicting tensions will reach a boiling point. When...

Brexit: failure to secure UK-Norway fishing deal a ‘disaster’ for sector by Lisa O'Carroll May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Guardian

The failure of the UK government to seal a fishing quota deal with Norway – despite heralding a “historic” Brexit agreement with the country last year – is a disaster that will have serious consequences, say fishery leaders. “This is actually a ...

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