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US federal appeals court reverses ruling on American Samoa fishing grounds by Steven Pagach September 29, 2020   |  Source : Jurist  | Copyright : 2020, JURIST Legal News & Research Services, Inc.

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed a decision banning large fishing vessels from fishing in a zone around the American Samoa territory. The government of American Samoa filed a federal lawsuit in 2016 stating that the US g...

Pacific leaders united on Climate, Ocean and Security issues at the UNGA September 29, 2020   |  Source : RNZ  | Copyright : Copyright Radio New Zealand 2020

The Pacific has presented a united front to world leaders at the UN General Assembly this year. In an unprecedented virtual edition, the 75th instalment of the assembly was conducted through pre-recorded leader's statements and online meeting rooms. ...

Indigenous communities in Russia are begging Tesla not to get its nickel from this major polluter by Maddie Stone September 29, 2020   |  Source : Canada's National Observer  | Copyright : Observer Media Group 2020

Every year in August and September, the people of Ust’-Avam, a remote indigenous community located in the Taimyr region of the Russian Arctic, toss nets into the Avam River to catch tugunok fish, an important traditional food. This year, the community s...

Why the current African Union’s blue economy strategy threatens small-scale fisheries by Joelle Philippe September 25, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

In preparation of a consultative workshop on the implementation of the African Union’s Blue economy strategy for Africa scheduled for 15 October with key stakeholders, including civil society and fisheries actors, the African Confederation of Artisanal ...

Day of mourning in France for small-scale fishers, celebration day for the industry September 25, 2020   |  Source : BLOOM  | Copyright : BLOOM France - 61 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis - 75010 Paris - France

On 25 September 2020, a historic mobilization for French fishers will take place: the symbolic funeral of the artisanal fishing sector will be organized by BLOOM, LIFE (Low Impact Fishers of Europe), Plateforme de la Petite Pêche Artisanale (the French s...

The David and Goliath story playing out in Alaska's fisheries by Stephen Robert Miller September 25, 2020   |  Source : HuffPost US  | Copyright : 2020 HuffPost.com, Inc.

One day in April 1991, a large fishing boat sliced through the cobalt waters of the North Pacific, not far from Sitka, Alaska, on its way to the Bering Sea. For some reason, perhaps to make sure its gear was in order, the boat dropped its weighted trawlin...

Indian fisherman injured as ‘Pak agency opens fire’ at Arabian Sea September 25, 2020   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

The captain of a Porbandar-registered fishing trawler was injured after Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) allegedly opened fire on his boat while they were fishing at the Arabian Sea. Four other fishermen on board the same boat escaped unhurt, fisher...

US-Canada high seas ops tracks illegal fishing September 25, 2020   |  Source : SeaWestNews  | Copyright : 2020 SeaWestNews

A joint Canada/US enforcement operation in the marine waters of Boundary Bay near Whiterock B.C., has netted several illegal crab fishers, said the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The operation to combat illegal fishing was conducted by DFO C...

Sri Lanka Navy nabs several persons for illegal fishing September 25, 2020   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., 1995–2020. All rights reserved.

Naval operations conducted in the Eastern, North Central, Northern and North Western Naval Commands in the past week by the Sri Lankan Navy led to the apprehension of persons who had engaged in illegal fishing. The Eastern Naval Command had apprehended...

FAO announces vacancy for Senior Fishery Officer at its headquarters in Rome September 22, 2020   |  Source : FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced a vacancy for a post as the Senior Fishery Officer at the FAO headquarters in Rome. This is an exciting and fulfilling job opportunity for working on global inland fisheries...

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