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Risk pays off: Study finds fishermen who venture to new grounds benefit by Aaron Orlowski August 22, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

In 2009, excessive bycatch of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico prompted a five-month closure of the Gulf’s longline fishery. Boat captains unexpectedly found themselves locked out of prime fishing grounds, and were forced to look elsewhere t...

More than 30,000 fishermen in Kenya suspend fishing due to census by James Omoro August 22, 2019   |  Source : Standard Digital  | Copyright : 2019 - Standard Group PLC

Over 30,000 fishermen in Kenya have said they will ground their boats and stay home to participate in the country's census. Through their umbrella lobby, the Homa Bay County Beach Management Network, the fishermen operating in 137 beaches said they wil...

Russia expects “urgent” action from North Korea to curb illegal fishing: embassy by Colin Zwirko August 22, 2019   |  Source : NK.News.org  | Copyright : 2019, Korea Risk Group (NK Consulting Inc.)

A delegation from North Korea’s Ministry of Fisheries (MOF) departed for Moscow on Monday to attend the next session of a joint commission on fishery cooperation, Russia’s embassy in Pyongyang reported, saying it hopes to see “urgent” steps taken ...

Saudi-UAE led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: Human Rights Watch August 21, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network

A Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels killed dozens of fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year, a leading rights group has said. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called for a United Nations investigation as it...

Actor Javier Bardem urges UN delegates to protect oceans August 20, 2019   |  Source : AP

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Aug. 19 "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in history. The Oscar winner came to the Unit...

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report August 20, 2019   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : UNITED NATIONS

Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environm...

China hoping to rebuild ties with Philippines after angry backlash over sinking of fishing boat in South China Sea by Laura Zhou August 15, 2019   |  Source : SCMP  | Copyright : 2019 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

China is seeking to repair relations with the Philippines ahead of a visit by President Rodrigo Duterte after a recent collision between two ships in the South China Sea resulted in the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat. Observers said the visit cou...

Fiji calls for sea-bed mining moratorium as Nautilus restructures by Nic Maclellan August 13, 2019   |  Source : PNG Today  | Copyright : PAPUA NEW GUINEA TODAY : COPYRIGHT : 2019

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again called for a 10-year moratorium on sea-bed mining, at a time that many Pacific island nations are preparing for new frontiers of resource exploitation in the marine environment. Speaking in Tuvalu this w...

Kenyan fishermen suffer in the hands of Ugandan soldiers by GAITANO PESSA August 13, 2019   |  Source : NATION MEDIA GROUP

Rajab Daudi Ongoma had been fishing in Lake Victoria for four decades until two months ago when Uganda security officers brutally halted his only source of livelihood. The 60-year-old resident of Port Victoria, Budalang’i Constituency, was in the com...

Tell Chicken of the Sea to take action on human rights violations in its supply chain! August 12, 2019   |  Source : IUF  | Copyright : 2019 IUF

US-headquartered packaged seafood provider Chicken of the Sea promises ‘A Sea of Good’ and likes to talk about sustainability. Its products are well-known throughout the Americas. Like many US seafood companies, Chicken of the Sea sources products fro...

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