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Juneau in Alaska holds annual ceremony blessing and recognizing fishermen by Michael S. Lockett May 06, 2021   |  Source : Juneau Empire

The 31st annual Blessing of the Fleet and Reading of Names at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial in Juneau occurred Saturday morning. The ceremony, held near the memorial on the harborfront in downtown Juneau, was abbreviated and distanced, said...

Fishing in dangerous waters: A new flashpoint for Latin America and China by Peter Schechter and Juan Cortiñas May 06, 2021   |  Source : Brink News

Illegal fishing is becoming a significant irritant in the increasingly complex economic relationship between China and Latin America. The issue boils down to China’s hunger for seafood. China’s need for seafood represents at least one-third of global ...

Uruguay to work with neighbours to protect migratory fish by Sabina Goldaracena May 06, 2021   |  Source : Dialogo China

The Southwest Atlantic Ocean attracts fishing fleets from all over the world due to rich marine life that swims beyond national waters. But despite concerns of overfishing, the region lacks the kind of fishing management organisation or governance system ...

Water in Lake Malawi turns green May 06, 2021   |  Source : Africa Feeds

The water in Lake Malawi has turned green in a rare phenomenon that has raised concerns among citizens. Authorities in the country have explained that the greening of the water was caused by a bloom in toxic algae. Forestry and Natural Resources Minist...

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...

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