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Our Ocean Conference 2020 rescheduled to 7-8 December 2020 May 22, 2020   |  Source : OurOcean2020

he Government of the Republic of Palau has now announced the postponement of the Our Ocean Conference 2020, previously scheduled to be held from 17-18 August in Koror, Palau. The new dates will be 7-8 December 2020. “As the global dialogue turns to h...

We need to build resilient and sustainable food systems that leave no one behind, says FAO May 22, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO

The International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability: strengthening the science-policy nexus, convened from 18-21 November 2019, in Rome, Italy, was held to support the development of a new vision for more sustainable and socially just fisheries, and m...

Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh May 22, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Amphan made landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. The storm is weakening ...

Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide by Navin Singh Khadka May 22, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC

People being displaced by extreme weather events around the world are being forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies. “Social distancing is no...

Small-scale fishing communities suffer as industrial fleets plunder the seas by Nick Clark May 22, 2020   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

It was the product that powered the Vikings, that went on to make Norway rich long before oil, and is still the source of a multimillion-dollar industry: fish, specifically cod, or skrei, to be precise, the name derived from Old Norse for "the wanderer". ...

India and Bangladesh await surge in coronavirus infections after 'super cyclone' by Susannah Savage May 22, 2020   |  Source : The Telegraph  | Copyright : Telegraph Media Group Limited 2020

A “super cyclone” has killed more than 80 people and forced three million from their homes in Bangladesh and India, leaving authorities struggling to respond amid soaring coronavirus outbreaks. One of the most powerful storms ever to hit South Asia...

Brazil fisheries plea for government aid amid coronavirus pandemic by Ana Mano May 21, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Reuters

Brazilian fish processors are asking the government for tax breaks, subsidized credit and emergency loan guarantees, saying they need “oxygen” as the coronavirus crisis dents demand and leaves a sector employing 1 million Brazilians struggling badly. ...

WHO countries agree on 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine, 'comprehensive evaluation' of response May 21, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency’s own performance. The UN heal...

Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh May 21, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC

Cyclone Amphan has made landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. Trees were uprooted and homes toppled in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in We...

India unveils financial plan to support fisheries sector by Toan Dao May 20, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

India’s government has committed a financial support plan designed to help its fisheries sector survive the difficulties caused by the lockdown measures applied from 25 March to 18 May in response to the coronavirus. The scheme is part of the relief ...

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