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UN Report urges commodity-dependent countries to diversify economies to survive climate crisis by Sumaira FH September 13, 2019   |  Source : Urdu Point

Climate change poses an "existential threat" to commodity-dependent developing countries, the United Nation's trade chief has said, pointing to a newly released report highlighting the need to diversify economies and exports. The UN Conference on Trade an...

Investigation ties foreign-owned trawlers to illegal fishing in Ghana by Mona Samari September 13, 2019   |  Source : China Dialogue Ocean

A number of factors allow saiko to continue, and complex foreign beneficial ownership structures have been highlighted as key. According to the FAO legal definition, beneficial ownership is an opaque system using local “shell” companies that provide c...

Algal blooms in streams, Lakes and coastal waters in Brazil September 13, 2019   |  Source : Advanced Science News

The estimated costs of dual-nutrient control are poorly constrained, with the regulated community generally claiming amounts that far exceed the actual realized costs. The unidirectional flow of water and nutrients through streams, rivers, lakes, estuarie...

Malta: We must protect jobs: including fishermen September 12, 2019   |  Source : Malta Today

Claims by Maltese lampuki fishermen that their catches plundered by Tunisian counterparts, in what is a veritable war on the high seas, constitute a serious national security concern. Apart from effectively stealing local fishers’ catch, local fishers a...

Vietnam: Time to tap ocean aquaculture potential September 12, 2019   |  Source : Vietnam News

Việt Nam has a huge potential for ocean aquaculture but the lack of a proper development plan, preferential policies and application of high technology has hindered its development. The country has great potential for mariculture thanks to its long coas...

Indonesia's fisheries not managed efficiently September 12, 2019   |  Source : The Asean Post

Blessed with six million square kilometres of ocean territory, Indonesia’s fisheries industry could make a larger contribution to its economy if better managed. Southeast Asia’s largest economy is the world’s second largest fish producer after China...

India, Iceland sign agreements September 12, 2019   |  Source : News on Air

India and Iceland signed agreements today to enhance cooperation in the field of sustained fisheries development and organise cultural exchange programme between 2019 and 2022. Iceland also declared exemption from Visa for Indian diplomatic and official p...

Women in Seafood video competition: A great success of the third edition September 12, 2019   |  Source : WIS

For its third edition the WSI video competition 2019 has hit a record with 32 entries from 14 countries, a 88% increase compared to 2018. The international jury including highly recognised professionals (see below) has struggled a bit to select the best v...

Yemen: How fishing communities are fighting back by Paul Ireland September 12, 2019   |  Source : NRC

“The sea is our source of livelihood. Without the sea we cannot live,” says Suleiman, a 45-year-old fisherman from Hodeidah. Coastal communities in Yemen have suffered greatly in the ongoing bloody conflict. Fishing boats, ports and processing sites h...

Namibia’s fisheries workers mobilize against marine mining plans September 11, 2019   |  Source : All Africa

Over 1000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government not to grant prospective miners an environmental clearance certificate. The workers were mostly r...

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