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Qatar ranked first in Arab World in indicators of achieving food security January 10, 2020   |  Source : Qatar.net

The State of Qatar has maintained the first Arab position in the indicators of achieving food security, and it jumped to 13th place globally after it was ranked 22nd in 2018, according to the World Food Security Index issued in December 2019, which is bas...

New NGO report compares import control schemes aimed at tackling IUU January 10, 2020   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2020 Undercurrent News. All rights reserved.

Differences in global import control and catch documentation schemes allow illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing operators to exploit loopholes, and result in a lack of clarity and additional bureaucratic burden for industry, a group of NGOs h...

Pope slams leaders on 'weak' response to climate change January 10, 2020   |  Source : AFP

Pope Francis accused world leaders on Thursday of failing to listen to the concerns of youngsters pushing for global action against climate change. In his annual speech to Vatican diplomats, the pontiff said climate change was a "concern of everyone," ...

Brazil oil spill response: Government inaction January 10, 2020   |  Source : Science  | Copyright : 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science

n his News In Depth story “Mystery oil spill threatens marine sanctuary in Brazil” (8 November 2019), H. Escobar describes the contamination of 2500 km of Brazil's northeast coast caused by oil from an offshore oil spill, which is threatening marine b...

Who is the chief mermaid? How is she saving Philippines sharks? by Andrew Wight January 10, 2020   |  Source : Forbes  | Copyright : 2020 Forbes Media LLC

Anna Oposa is co-founder of conservation NGO Save Philipines Seas, but she also has another title there: Chief Mermaid. And although the title might raise a smile, it has also helped to raise funds for serious marine conservation work. “The title of ...

South Korea to revamp safety policies on deep-sea fishing boats January 09, 2020   |  Source : Korea Herald  | Copyright : Herald Corporation

South Korea said Thursday it will revamp safety guidelines for deep-sea fishing boats and their crewmen to improve their working environment and better meet international regulations. Under the plan, South Korea will raise a fund worth 170 billion won ($1...

Stopping Somalia's pirates by building a fishing industry by Stephanie Bailey January 09, 2020   |  Source : CNN

At the peak of the problem, in 2011, there were 237 incidents of piracy off Somalia and the Gulf of Aden (the sea separating Somalia and Yemen), accounting for more than half of all such incidents worldwide. The pirates would often hold shipping crews hos...

China deploys drones, patrol boats as unprecedented 10-year fishing ban comes into effect by Mark Godfrey January 09, 2020   |  Source : Seafood Source

Surveillance drones and patrol boats are being deployed in greater numbers than ever before as China’s unprecedented 10-year ban on fishing in the Yangtze River kicks off this week. According to Yu Kangzhen, China’s vice minister for agriculture, who ...

Liberia: Untapped fisheries sector could save economy as World Bank, EU pushing Mesurado Pier Fix by Rodney Sieh January 09, 2020   |  Source : FPA

Pointing to what was once a vibrant and lucrative Mesurado fishing Pier, near the Coast Guard Base at the Freeport of Monrovia Wednesday, Yevewuo Subah, the coordinator of the World Bank project looking to revamp the fisheries sector in Liberia, foresees...

Palau begins implementation of huge marine reserve by Bernadette Carreon January 09, 2020   |  Source : Seafood Source

The New Year ushered in Palau’s much-touted environmental law, creating a marine sanctuary which will close 80 percent of Palau’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to fishing and all other extractive activities such as mining, shark-finning, and transship...

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