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Escazú Agreement: the reactions of Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil with respect to its adoption April 29, 2021   |  Source : Lexology

Some Latin American countries have seemed reluctant to incorporate in their domestic laws the measures proposed by of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Carib...

Hits and misses for a legal tool, Writ of Kalikasan, to protect the environment in Philippines by Purple Romero April 29, 2021   |  Source : Mongabay

Filipino fishers call it the “secret island” — a group of three sandbars that emerge when the tide’s low enough, located a mile or so away from Pag-asa Island, known outside the Philippines as Thitu. They go there because it’s teeming with fish....

Why do we need a shared Pan-Arctic fisheries governance complex? by Ekaterina Uryupova April 28, 2021   |  Source : The Arctic Institute

By the end of 2020, nine of the ten countries-signatories ratified the 2018 Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement. But is that reason to celebrate? Not really. In the Arctic, abundant fisheries provide the primary source of food for the region. However...

WTO Chief sees fisheries deal as key to ‘watershed’ year by Bryce Baschuk April 28, 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...

Koreans express fears over Japanese fishery products amid Fukushima water release plan by Jun Ji-hye April 28, 2021   |  Source : Korea Times

An increasing number of Korean residents are expressing fears about the potential harmful impact of Japanese fishery products on their health, after the neighboring country announced it would release massive amounts of radioactive water into the sea. On A...

Community-supported fisheries have experienced unprecedented growth during the pandemic in Canada by Laura Brehaut April 28, 2021   |  Source : National Post

Joel and Melissa Collier had just finished harvesting scallops for the season when the pandemic hit and global seafood markets crashed. As Melissa recalls in an episode of Social FISHtancing, a podcast focusing on how fishers in Canada and the United Stat...

COVID-19 and small-scale fisheries in Southeast Asia: Impacts and Responses April 28, 2021   |  Source : Asian Fisheries Society

This new paper describes the impacts of and responses to COVID-19 of small-scale fisheries in six selected countries in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The paper used a structured case study appr...

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture in Cambodia by Hin Pisei April 28, 2021   |  Source : 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 on...

In defence of New Zealand fisheries by Jeremy Helson April 27, 2021   |  Source : New Zealand Herald  | Copyright : 2020 NZME Publishing Limited

Jim suggested in his opinion piece that "overfishing and habitat destruction due to local and regional threats are undermining fisheries, biodiversity, and the long-term sustainability of the ocean environment in our EEZ with liberation of large amounts o...

High costs bar Ugandan fishermen from Lake Kyoga by Tobbias Jolly Owiny April 27, 2021   |  Source : Monitor

On a stretch on Namasale Road, between Alyecmeda Trading Centre and the junction to Kitwe Landing Site in Amolator District is the home of Mr Francis Okello. He is among hundreds of residents of Alyecmeda parish, Agwingiri Sub-county, who rely on fishing ...

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