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Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands July 29, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a huge fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged fishing vessels off its Galapagos Islands. Patrols are trying to ensure the fleet - which is made up of around 260 vessels - does not enter the delicate eco-system from...

Arrests in Indonesian probe into latest case of labor abuses on Chinese fishing boats by Basten Gokkon July 29, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Authorities in Indonesia have arrested and charged five executives from local recruitment agencies linked to the forced labor endured by 22 Indonesians on board two Chinese fishing boats. Those charged are accused of the human trafficking of the migran...

Countries are lagging far behind goals to protect land and ocean ecosystems: SDG report by Joe McCarthy July 29, 2020   |  Source : Global Citizen  | Copyright : 2012-2020 Global Poverty Project, Inc All Rights Reserved

The latest United Nations analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shows that countries are failing to protect the world’s ocean and land environments. With 10 years to go until 2030 — the endpoint of the SDGs, after which they’ll be...

UN highlights destruction of floods in Bangladesh July 29, 2020   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2000-2020 XINHUANET.com All rights reserved.

The United Nations on Monday highlighted the devastation caused by monsoon rains in Bangladesh, saying nearly a quarter of the country is flooded, affecting at least 3.3 million people, 40 percent of them children. Humanitarian partners are responding,...

Cambodian satellite city near Phnom Penh destroying wetlands with 1 million at risk of flooding, report finds by Erin Handley July 28, 2020   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2020 ABC

A damning new report shows a multi-billion-dollar satellite city near Phnom Penh threatens to pave over vital wetlands and unleash untreated sewage into the Mekong River, putting more than 1 million people at risk of dangerous floods and water pollution. ...

Over 800 Chinese vessels found fishing in North Korean waters last year July 27, 2020   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Over 800 Chinese vessels caught Pacific flying squid and other marine resources in North Korean waters last year, likely in violation of U.N. sanctions on foreign fishing adopted following Pyongyang’s testing of ballistic missiles, according to official...

Oman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries issues guidelines for lockdown period July 27, 2020   |  Source : Oman Daily Observer  | Copyright : 2020 © All right reserved for Oman Establishment for Press, Publication and Advertising (OEPPA) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

In line with the decisions taken by the Supreme Committee entrusted with handling the development resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, which involved complete lockdown of all governorates from Saturday July 25 to Saturday August 8, the Ministry of Agricu...

World Bank board expects act on Philippines fisheries loan by July 2021 by Beatrice M. Laforga July 27, 2020   |  Source : BusinessWorld  | Copyright : 2018 BusinessWorld Publishing

The World Bank estimated that its board will decide by July 2021 on a $200-million loan sought by the Philippine government to develop the fisheries sector. According to a World Bank document obtained by BusinessWorld, the government applied for the l...

MSC pledges funding for watchdog welfare after death of fishery observer by Henry Sandercock July 27, 2020   |  Source : The Grocer  | Copyright : William Reed Business Media Ltd 2020. All rights reserved.

The Marine Stewardship Council has announced funding to support the welfare and security of fishery management organisations after the death of an observer on a tuna vessel in the Pacific. The NGO said it would designate £100k through its Ocean Stewar...

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