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Laos to press ahead with 'destructive' new dam on Mekong May 18, 2020   |  Source : Phys.org  | Copyright : Phys.org 2003 - 2020 powered by Science X Network

Environmentalists have criticised Laos for pressing ahead with plans for another "destructive dam" on the Mekong River, a waterway already strangled by hydropower schemes. The flow of the Mekong, Southeast Asia's longest river, is interrupted by a casc...

Iran produces 1.3mn tons of fishery products in a year May 18, 2020   |  Source : Mehr

Head of Iran Fisheries Organization announced on Sunday that in the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), the country could manage to produce 1.28 million tons of fishery products despite the US unfair sanctions. As Nabiollah Khoonmirzayi sai...

Fishing outrage: Dutch trawlers plunder British waters with UK boats unable to sail by CIARAN MCGRATH May 18, 2020   |  Source : Express  | Copyright : 2020 Express Newspapers

Three Dutch supertrawlers have been ruthlessly plundering UK fish stocks with British boats unable to sail during the coronavirus lockdown, environmental campaigners Greenpeace have warned. Their activities are causing untold damage to the fragile ecos...

Changing sails: Accelerating regional actions for sustainable oceans in Asia and the Pacific May 18, 2020   |  Source : ESCAP  | Copyright : United Nations ESCAP

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. As a resource for the economy, livelihoods and identity for coastal communities, the condition of the ocean is inextricably linked to the pathways of sustainable development in Asia an...

English fishing, aquaculture businesses receive GBP 10 million coronavirus support by Jason Holland May 18, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England are being offered the opportunity to receive direct cash grants through a new multi-million-pound fisheries support scheme launched by the U.K. government. Announced by Environment Secretary...

COVID-19 infections force Thai Union to close fish canning factory in Ghana by Toan Dao May 18, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Thai Union has closed its cannery in Ghana after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. The Pioneer Food Cannery (PFC) in Tema, Ghana, was shut immediately for disinfection and cleaning on 17 April, when the company received results ...

Canada’s fish harvesters to receive up to $469.4 million in federal support May 18, 2020   |  Source : Restobiz  | Copyright : MediaEdge Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced up to $469.4 million in new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters who are economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic but cannot access existing federal measures. This investment builds on the $62.5 ...

Wholesalers in Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan, targeting consumers via online sales May 18, 2020   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Intermediate wholesalers at Tokyo’s Toyosu food market are focusing more on direct online sales to consumers at a time when seafood demand has plunged due to restaurant closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Online sales are gradually becoming more ...

Vietnam defies the odds on COVID-19 by Helen Clark May 18, 2020   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : Mediacorp 2020. Mediacorp Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.

If you want to see real Olympic-level panic-buying, head to a Vietnamese supermarket a week before Tet, or Lunar New Year. Yet when the coronavirus broke out in China, Vietnam, with which it shares a border, there was only an hour or two of panic-buyi...

Cambodian fishing villages fear job loss due to mangrove beach development plans May 18, 2020   |  Source : The Cambodia Daily  | Copyright : 2019. Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved.

Thousands of villagers in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province are fearing loss of their fishing rights amid plans by a company linked to the ruling party to develop large stretches of a coastal mangrove forest for a port, satellite city, and golf course...

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