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Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission convenes amid COVID-19’s continued menace to world’s fisheries hub May 06, 2021   |  Source : Relief Web

The 36th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has wrapped up the first of its three-day biennial session, convened in its first all-virtual format, amid ongoing uncertainties created within fishery-food supply chains caused by the global...

Fevers are plaguing the oceans — and climate change is making them worse by Giuliana Viglione May 06, 2021   |  Source : Nature

Ten years ago, dead fish began washing ashore on the beaches of Western Australia. The culprit was a huge swathe of unusually warm water that ravaged kelp forests and scores of commercially important marine creatures, from abalone to scallops to lobster. ...

Blood Salmon: On average one diver dies per month in the Chilean salmon industry during 2021 May 05, 2021   |  Source : Ecoceanos News

The new death of a diver in a salmon farming center from the mega company Aqua Chile, owned by the Agrosúper holding, marks the average of one worker death per month in this billionaire export industry during 2021.The diver-shellfish diver Andrés Alejan...

Human rights-based approaches to biodiversity conservation are not adequately reflected in the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework, says delegates of SBSTTA-24 May 05, 2021   |  Source : IISD

On Tuesday, delegates to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) continued discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Delegates then con...

Philippines tells fishermen to ignore Beijing's ban on fishing in South China Sea May 05, 2021   |  Source : Reuters

The Philippines has rejected an annual summer fishing ban imposed by China in the disputed South China Sea and encouraged its boats to keep fishing in the country's territorial waters. The fishing moratorium imposed by China since 1999 runs from May 1 to ...

Humanitarian agencies pledge to support the West African food security storage system May 05, 2021   |  Source : Relief Web

As part of the International Online Conference being held by the ECOWAS Commission from 28th April to 10th May 2021 to share its food security storage experience with its partners and the other regions of the world, humanitarian agencies have pledged to s...

Harmful nets, chemicals destroying Keenjhar livelihoods in Pakistan May 05, 2021   |  Source : The International News

After marine waters, some influential people have started using destructive fishing nets in Keenjhar Lake, threatening the livelihood of a large number of community people. These small-eyed nets not only destroy available fish stock, mainly juvenile fish,...

Gender benchmarking shows disparity in the seafood supply chain by Nicki Holmyard May 05, 2021   |  Source : Seafood Source

A recent benchmarking study by WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, found that seafood supply companies underperform significantly when it comes to gender equality compared to public-facing companies in retail, foodservice...

Land tenure security and recognition of tenure rights is a key plank in addressing biodiversity loss, says Civil Society Organizations May 04, 2021   |  Source : Forest People Programme

A new discussion paper by CSOs, Human Rights in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Options for integrating a human-rights based approach to achieve the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity proposes steps to integrate human rights...

South African fishing communities fear floating powerships will scare fish away May 04, 2021   |  Source : Big News Network

Representatives of some small-scale fishing communities say they are worried about the impact that floating powerships will have on scarce fish stocks along SA's coast. This comes after the environmental assessors for Karpowership SA found that a project ...

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