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Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal May 04, 2021   |  Source : The Conservation

Throughout West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For instance, in Nigeria artisanal fishing accounts for 80% of the fish consumed and supports the livelihoods of about 24 million people. Both men a...

WTO Chief Sees Fisheries Deal as Key to ‘Watershed’ Year by Bryce Baschuk May 04, 2021   |  Source : Bloomberg

The world’s most important trade negotiation this year centers on a deal aimed at saving the world’s fisheries. Back in 2015, global leaders tasked the World Trade Organization with ending excessive and illegal fishing. The idea was to eliminate gover...

SBSTTA virtual session focus on post-2020 global biodiversity framework May 04, 2021   |  Source : IISD

The 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its first virtual session to advance the preparations for the 15th meeting of the Conference of the ...

India’s Mumbai coastal road project work leaves fisherfolk in uncharted waters by Prayag Arora-Desai May 04, 2021   |  Source : Hindustan Times

Despite two Covid-related lockdowns in the last year, work on the city’s Coastal Road has continued at a swift pace. At least 217 acres of land has so far been reclaimed from the Arabian Sea for the project, with an additional 50-odd acres yet to be cre...

Indigenous chief to request UN peacekeepers to prevent lobster fight boiling over by Cara McKenna May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Guardian

After a violent clash over lobster fishing on Canada’s east coast last year, a First Nations chief says he will request United Nations peacekeepers to keep his people safe on the water this summer – predicting tensions will reach a boiling point. When...

Brexit: failure to secure UK-Norway fishing deal a ‘disaster’ for sector by Lisa O'Carroll May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Guardian

The failure of the UK government to seal a fishing quota deal with Norway – despite heralding a “historic” Brexit agreement with the country last year – is a disaster that will have serious consequences, say fishery leaders. “This is actually a ...

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture in Cambodia by Hin Pisei May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Phnompenh Post

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). The CAA on April 27 expressed concern...

How small-scale seafood supply chains adapt to COVID-19 disruptions by Sahir Advani, Hannah Bassett, Jacqueline Lau and Sharon K Suri May 03, 2021   |  Source : PHY

In February 2020, Rio (not his real name), a crab and sea snail processor in Langkat regency on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, found his business drying up. Normally at this time of year his business would have been booming from seafood exports to Chin...

Fishermen in Uganda ask govt to declare fishing holiday May 03, 2021   |  Source : Monitor

Fishermen operating at various landing sites on Lake Victoria have asked government to impose a six-month fishing holiday to replenish the fish stocks in the lake. Fish stocks have drastically reduced in the past two months, rendering fish dealers unempl...

South Korean fishermen hold boat rallies against Japan’s nuclear plans May 03, 2021   |  Source : FMT

Hundreds of South Korean fishermen across the country held protests on Friday calling on Japan to reverse its decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. About 800 fishermen participated in rallies at por...

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