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Women in Seafood video competition: A great success of the third edition September 11, 2019   |  Source : SeaWestNews

For its third edition the WSI video competition 2019 has hit a record with 32 entries from 14 countries, a 88% increase compared to 2018. The international jury including highly recognised professionals (see below) has struggled a bit to select the best v...

Philippine fishing community falls on hard times in South China Sea September 11, 2019   |  Source : RFA

Stormy weather, gouty joints and a health scare have temporarily grounded boat captain Johnny Sonny Geruela in Masinloc, a small Philippine fishing community on the frontline of a territorial dispute and international tensions over the South China Sea. Th...

Hurricane Dorian lands a punch on Outer Banks September 11, 2019   |  Source : National Fishermen

Almost a year to the date after Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc in North Carolina’s fishing communities, Hurricane Dorian started its march toward the same target. The week-long trek up the Southeast coastline had North Carolina’s fishermen pulling b...

Start of latest Mekong Dam draws fears of River's 'Tipping Point' by Zsombor Peter September 10, 2019   |  Source : VOA News

Critics of the 1,285-megawatt Xayaburi hydropower dam in northern Laos fear recent upgrades to the controversial project won't be enough to save the Mekong River from a critical tipping point when it starts churning out electricity at full throttle next m...

MSC and Indonesia join forces for sustainable fishing by Ned Daly September 10, 2019   |  Source : Seafood Source

The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on increasing the accessibility of the MSC’s market-based program to fisheries in Indonesia. The a...

Ghana: Fishing has no future if government fails to stop illegal fishing – Expert warns September 10, 2019   |  Source : Ghana Web

The fishing industry is bound to collapse in the next 15 years if government does not clamp down on illegal fishing activities, which are fast-depleting the country’s fishing stock, Dr. Evans Kwasi Arizi, an aquaculture scientist, has said. The small pe...

Africa commits to transformative actions for sustainable blue economy September 10, 2019   |  Source : My Joy Online

African countries have committed to enhance the development of blue economy as the engine of growth, as it has the potential of driving industrialisation, alleviating poverty, increasing food security and creating job opportunities. During a blue econo...

FAO distributes fishing equipment to thousands of fishermen in Palu, Donggala by Ruslan Sangadji September 10, 2019   |  Source : The Jakarta Post

In an effort to help revive the economy of disaster-stricken Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed fishing equipment to 2,650 affected fishing families in the region. The equip...

Southeast Asia’s lucrative tuna industry by Liyana Hasnan September 10, 2019   |  Source : The Asean Post

Tuna is the world’s most valuable fish. It can be found in inexpensive cans on a supermarket shelf or on the auction block being sold at high prices for its premium flesh, destined for high-end Japanese restaurants that serve sushi and sashimi. Globally...

This fisherman lost everything in Hurricane Dorian, including his wife by Lateshia Beachum September 05, 2019   |  Source : The Washington Post

Crab fisherman Howard Armstrong took a chance and swam to his 40-foot boat that was moored close by. He swam to save his own life amid Hurricane Dorian’s devastation, leaving behind the wife he helplessly watched drown just moments before in their Baham...

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