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India's Finance Minister announces 'Matsya Sampada Yojana' as Blue Revolution gathers pace July 05, 2019   |  Source : Moneycontrol News  | Copyright : e-Eighteen.com Ltd.

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5,2019 announced plans to launch to a 'Matsya Sampada Yojana’ aimed to turn India into a hotspot for fish and aquatic products through appropriate policy, marketing and infrastructure support. The g...

Dozens of fishermen drown after vessel sinks off Honduras by Jay Jackson July 04, 2019   |  Source : Big News Network  | Copyright : 1998-2019 Big News Network All rights reserved.

A huge fishing vessel used for catching lobsters has sunk off the eastern coast of Honduras in the Caribbean. At least 27 people have drowned, and nine more are missing. Forty six people have been rescued. The disaster occurred on Wednesday. Arme...

Following petition by human rights NGOs, Israel to return boats to Gaza fishermen July 04, 2019   |  Source : WAFA  | Copyright : Wafa © 2019

On 1 July, following a prolonged legal battle led by three human rights organizations, Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Israel returned a ...

Caribbean countries to benefit from access to insurance for the fisheries sector July 03, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Luci...

Greek fishermen paid to recycle plastic caught in nets July 03, 2019   |  Source : RTE  | Copyright : RTÉ 2019

To help clean the seas around Greece, a new company has introduced an initiative which sees fishermen being paid €200 a month to recycle waste from their nets. In the past year, Enaleia founder Lefteris Arapakis and his team have started an ambitious...

Malaysia moots tougher action against encroachment by foreign fishermen by AMAR SHAH MOHSEN - ASHWIN KUMAR July 03, 2019   |  Source : The Sun Daily  | Copyright : 2019 Sun Media Corporation Sdn. Bhd. All rights reserved.

The government has proposed tougher action against foreign fishermen who stray into Malaysian waters. Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said such action could include sinking their vessels and increased penalty for th...

“Liberia needs more support to effectively combat IUU fishing” July 03, 2019   |  Source : Daily Observer  | Copyright : Liberian Observer Corporation

Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone have begun implementing a US$500,000 project aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG) #1 (no poverty), #2 (zero hunger), #8 (decent work and economic growth, #10 (reduced inequalities), #13 (climate a...

The Law of the Sea “BBNJ Agreement” and ocean business activities July 01, 2019   |  Source : World Ocean Council  | Copyright : 2019 World Ocean Council All Rights Reserved

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is keeping industry informed and engaged in the U.N. negotiations to expand the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to include a new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in a...

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...

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