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FAO to organize dialogues on socially responsible fish value chain July 01, 2019   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2019

In recent years, Social Responsibility has become a major concern also in the fisheries sector due to incidents of labour rights violations and human rights abuses found at different stages of the fisheries value chain. As a result, numerous international...

China launches “biggest and best” fisheries research vessels for international waters by Mark Godfrey July 01, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

China has launched its two largest fisheries research vessels to date that will give it an extensive reach into global waters. Launched at the Hu Dong Zhong Hua shipyard in Shanghai, the “Lan Hai 101” and the “Lan Hai 201” –both 3,000 tons a...

New FAO boss was key China emissary on fisheries deals by Mark Godfrey June 28, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications.

The new head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has played a central role in expanding China’s global seafood reach and will now get to shape key global policies on agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries. China Vic...

The dark secret of Lake Malawi: Trading sex for fish by MARC SILVER June 28, 2019   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2019 npr

"Sex for fish." That unlikely phrase is used in some lakefront communities in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world where men catch the fish and women sell the catch to local customers. In Malawi, for instance, a woman may take a fisherman...

Draft of new, legally binding U.N. Law of the Sea regulations now available June 28, 2019   |  Source : UN  | Copyright : United Nations

Draft text of an agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction is now available at https://www.un.org/bbnj/sites/www.un.or...

Fishermen get aid from Filipino-Chinese group with ‘no strings attached’ by Darryl John Esguerra June 28, 2019   |  Source : INQUIRER.net  | Copyright : 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net

A group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen has extended financial assistance to the 22 crewmembers of the sunken F/B Gem-Ver 1. In a press briefing on Friday, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) President Henry ...

Europol reveals 50% rise in arrests over illegal eel trade June 27, 2019   |  Source : Press Association  | Copyright : 2001-2019. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. A Gannett Company.

Europol has announced a 50% increase in arrests over European eel trafficking, seizing 15 million of the endangered species. The illicit trade in exporting the eel from Europe to Asia is said to be worth £2.6bn (3 billion euros) each year. Enforcer...

Families in a changing world: UN report on progress of the world's women 2019-2020 June 27, 2019   |  Source : UN Women  | Copyright : United Nations

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, has published “Families in a Changing World: Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020”. According to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women ...

Major regional fisheries management organizations to take part in the Global Fishery Forum in Russia June 27, 2019   |  Source : TASS

Representatives of major international fisheries management organizations will take part in the III Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg, including the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), the International Council for the Exploration of th...

Action taken against Spanish fishermen in Gibraltar June 27, 2019   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : Gibraltar Chronicle

A Spanish fishing vessel was intercepted and reported for using a prohibited trammel net, before being made to leave British Gibraltar waters in an incident which drew the intervention of the Guardia Civil and the Royal Navy yesterday. The UK Governmen...

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