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World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief April 20, 2021   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

The Earth’s temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions. According to the World Meteorological Organization’s (W...

Milestone reached as China assigns first on-board observers to distant-water fishing vessel by Mark Godfrey April 20, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved

Five Chinese government-appointed observers have departed a Chinese port onboard a reefer, in what is potentially a major development for China’s governance of its distant-water fleet. The five observers, appointed by China's Agriculture Ministry, ar...

Fisheries legislation is ‘not adequate’: FAO report by ANISH CHAND April 20, 2021   |  Source : The Fiji Times  | Copyright : 2021 Fiji Times Limited. All Rights Reserved

Fiji needs to make changes in its fisheries legislation to allow for the effective use of electronic monitoring and related requirements. This was outlined in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Electronic Monitoring in Tuna ...

Fishing communities in Cambodia change focus after COVID-19 April 20, 2021   |  Source : Khmer Times  | Copyright : 2021 Virtus Media Pte., Ltd. (Khmer Times)

Fishing communities along the Mekong River who lost their jobs returned to relying on fishing in the hope of securing their livelihoods during the pandemic but face a recent decline in catches. In Sophea, 46, a fish seller in Anlung Preah Kor villager ...

WTO’s Okonjo-Iweala calls for July deadline to fishing subsidy talks by Mark Godfrey April 20, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has suggested difficult talks on ending harmful fishery subsidies should be concluded by July. In an effort to inject some urgency to the talks, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pleaded with negoti...

Fisheries agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government April 19, 2021   |  Source : CNW  | Copyright : 2021 Verizon Media. All rights reserved.

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, ...

How COVID-19 affects the fishing industry by Brooklyn Quallen April 19, 2021   |  Source : Borgen  | Copyright : The Borgen Project

The global seafood market is a huge industry that employs millions of people. Valued at $159 billion in 2019, it will grow to almost $200 billion by 2027. The system is a network of formal and informal producers and distributors, retailers and consumers. ...

South Australia reels in World Fisheries Congress April 19, 2021   |  Source : FiskerForum  | Copyright : FiskerForum © 2004 - 2019

The 2021 World Fisheries Congress to be held in South Australia will bring together the brightest minds in commercial fishing, with a focus on conservation and sustainability. Scheduled for September this year, The 8th World Fisheries Congress, will be...

Small-scale fishers in South Africa still trying to claw their way out of Covid-19 restrictions by Tshego Lepule April 19, 2021   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 2021 Independent Online and affiliated companies. All rights reserved

The small-scale fisheries industry in South Africa which continues to buckle under the impact of Covid-19 is still awaiting the outcome of an application to the Western Cape High Court to scrap current fishing rights. This emerged in a webinar hosted b...

Use of square mesh cod-ends to benefit fishers, finds Indian study April 19, 2021   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

deployment of square mesh cod-ends in trawling operations considerably reduces by-catch and improves sustainability of fishing operations, say studies conducted under the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) of India in cooperation with the M....

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