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Three fishermen saved off Sunderland, North East England, in dramatic rescue September 22, 2020   |  Source : Press Association  | Copyright : A Gannett Company. Newsquest Media Group Ltd

Video has been released of the dramatic lifeboat rescue of three fishermen who were clinging to their capsized vessel. Several members of the public raised the alarm when they saw the men, who were trying to haul a lobster line back on board, hanging o...

Polluted stretch of Manila Bay in the Philippines gets fake white sand makeover September 21, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 1998-2019 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company), All rights reserved.

Residents of the Philippines' capital on Saturday flocked to an artificial white sand beach that the government has transformed from a polluted stretch of shoreline to mark International Coastal Cleanup day. Despite opposition from environmental campai...

US Coast Guard report criticises China for illegal fishing and aggressive tactics by Eduardo Baptista September 21, 2020   |  Source : China.org.cn

The US Coast Guard had harsh words for China in a new report on illegal fishing, calling for like-minded nations to unite against predatory states at sea in a thinly veiled warning to Beijing. The report, released on Thursday, also criticised China’s...

Explosives used in illegal fishing seized in N. Samar island town in the Philippines by Marie Tonette Marticio September 21, 2020   |  Source : Manila Bulletin

At least P3.5-million worth of explosives, believed used in illegal fishing, has been recovered by the Northern Samar Police Provincial Office (PPO) Sunday, September 20, in the island town of San Antonio, Northern Samar in the Philippines. Northern Sa...

Learn from the past -- Industry's message to South Africa govt. September 21, 2020   |  Source : FiskerForum  | Copyright : FiskerForum.com

According to industry body SADSTIA, the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association, the 2016 allocation of rights to the hake inshore trawl fishery was a costly policy and administrative mistake that should not be repeated when rights are alloca...

Saitei: Selling fishing rights in Ghana by Godfrey Baidoo-Tsibu September 21, 2020   |  Source : myJoyonews  | Copyright : 1996-2020 Copyright: MyjoyOnline.com

Saitei and Saikouare are Japanese words meaning “worst” and “best”, respectively (Jisho.org). The history of Saiko fishing (corrupted from Saikou) – the most destructive form of fishing involving the illegal catching of the juvenile catch of ...

New Zealand fishers in two minds over Green Party fishing policy September 21, 2020   |  Source : RNZ  | Copyright : Copyright Radio New Zealand 2020

Commercial and recreational fishers in New Zealand are welcoming some aspects of the Green Party marine policy, but say care must be taken and more data is needed on fishery stocks. The Greens announced their 'Thriving Oceans Plan' at Ōrākei / Bastio...

UAE dives into Lake Manzala project September 21, 2020   |  Source : Arab News

The UAE National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has announced that it won the rights to the expansion project of Lake Manzala in Egypt, valued at 600 million UAE dirhams ($163 million). The company’s announcement of the new project came following a d...

Dialogue 11: Covid 19 - 10,000 Years of Winter Fisheries Endangered: Responses From the Polar North and Why Do They Matter in Global South September 17, 2020   |  Source : Global Tapestry of Alternatives

In this session, Tero Mustonen, a fisherman from Finland, will first explain, how transformative climate change is at present to cryosphere (snow-ice) based cultures, lifestyles and professions, like winter fisheries. Secondly, by reviewing the Landscape ...

Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis” -- ILO, UN agencies call on governments for action September 16, 2020   |  Source : ILO News  | Copyright : 1996-2020 International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO and other UN agencies and bodies are calling on governments to eliminate without delay all obstacles to crew changes of seafarers, calling it a “humanitarian crisis”. Despite significant efforts by shipowners’ and seafarers’ organizatio...

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