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Mauritania pledged to eliminate fishmeal production by 2020. Today, it has tripled by Beatrice Gorez October 19, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

Despite promises of measures to discourage this activity by increasing export taxes and redirecting landings for human consumption, more than 650,000 tons of fresh fish per year are used to make fishmeal and fishoil in Mauritania. In 2017, Mauritania s...

World Food Day: Utilizing the ocean to feed the planet by Karly Kelso October 19, 2020   |  Source : EDF  | Copyright : 2020 Environmental Defense Fund. All Rights Reserved.

On 16 October we celebrate World Food Day — the annual event that promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. But unique to this year is the coronavirus pandemic, which has crea...

Pope expresses support for fishermen detained in Libya October 19, 2020   |  Source : AFP

Pope Francis expressed support on Sunday for 18 fishermen held in Libya, weighing in on a standoff between Italy and the administration of Khalifa Haftar, one of the North African country’s two rival leaders. “I want to say a word of encouragement ...

This Indigenous fishing venture is tackling food security in West Arnhem Land, Australia by Jon Daly October 19, 2020   |  Source : ABC

Nutritious and affordable food is hard to come by in the remote community of Maningrida in West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Now, a group of local fishers are building a seafood enterprise to provide the town with fresh, cheap fish and m...

Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices by Jules Quartly October 19, 2020   |  Source : Taiwan News  | Copyright : Taiwan News © 2019 All Rights Reserved

Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International Labor Organization fishing conventions. Taiwan’s fishing industry was in September put...

FAO announces vacancy for a new Director for its Land and Water Division October 19, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : © FAO 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced a vacancy for a new Director for its Land and Water Division (NSL). The Land and Water Division (NSL) aims at enhancing agricultural productivity and advancing the sustaina...

EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Raising the ambition on global fisheries aspects October 16, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

In September 2020, the EU Food Policy Coalition published a policy brief with recommendations, entitled “Raising the ambition on global aspects of the EU Farm to Fork strategy”. The European Commission’s Communication on Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy ...

Vehicle torched, lobster pounds storing Mi'kmaw catches trashed during night of unrest in Nova Scotia, Canada by Taryn Grant October 15, 2020   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : 2020 CBC/Radio-Canada. All rights reserved.

The ongoing tensions surrounding the First Nations lobster harvest in Canada's southwest Nova Scotia erupted Tuesday night when several hundred commercial fishermen and their supporters raided two facilities where Mi'kmaw fishermen were storing their catc...

Ugandan fishermen demand common fishing standards across East Africa October 15, 2020   |  Source : The Independent  | Copyright : 2020 The Independent

Ugandan fishermen are mooting for standard practices across the East African Community region as a way of eliminating illegal fishing. They argue that although Uganda put in place a Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU to mount operations against illegal fishin...

Scallop Wars 2: British fishing boats attacked by French with flares and rocks by Katie Harris October 15, 2020   |  Source : Express  | Copyright : 2020 Express Newspapers

Two UK fishing vessels were targeted by about 20 French boats in the English Channel at around 1.30am on Monday. They were pelted with flares, rocks, frying pans and oil amid tensions over rules on catching scallops. The Girl Macey, skippered by Scott ...

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