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Coronavirus infects 26 employees at seafood plant in Astoria, Oregon, US May 10, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2020 Republic. All rights reserved.

Twelve more workers at Bornstein Seafoods in Astoria, Oregon, United States, have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the outbreak to 26. The Clatsop County Public Health Department began testing workers at the seafood processor on May 2 afte...

Three Indonesian ship crew abducted off Gabon waters by NUR YASMIN May 10, 2020   |  Source : Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : 2020 JAKARTA GLOBE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVERD

Three Indonesian crew workers were abducted by pirates raiding two Senegalese-flagged fishing vessels in Libreville, off Gabon waters, on Sunday. The pirates also reportedly kidnapped two Senegalese and a South Korean, as the Foreign Affairs Ministry i...

Vietnam rejects China's fishing ban in disputed waters May 10, 2020   |  Source : The Straits Times  | Copyright : 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

Vietnam rejects China's "unilateral decision" to ban fishing in the South China Sea from May 1 to Aug 16, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a statement posted on the government's website yesterday. Vietnam has sovereignty over its wate...

Heated debate about fisheries politics in Norway by HILDE-GUNN BYE May 09, 2020   |  Source : High North News  | Copyright : 2018 High North News. All Rights Reserved.

There has recently been a heated debate about fisheries politics in Norway. Despite strong reactions from both coastal Norway and opposition parties, a whitepaper about the fisheries’ quota system was adopted by parliament this week. That happened one w...

53% of migrants lost jobs in Tunisia in COVID-19 lockdown May 09, 2020   |  Source : ANSA  | Copyright : France Médias Monde

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday that 53% of migrants in Tunisia lost their jobs during the lockdown period decreed by the authorities in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Attempts to leave the country on boats head...

Massive erosion likely due to hydropower dam causes oil spill on Ecuador’s Coca River by Antonio José Paz Cardona. Translated by Romina Castagnino May 08, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Ecuador is in a deep economic and health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has spread seriously in the city of Guayaquil, in the province of Guayas. Amid that crisis, at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, part of the riverbed of the Coca River, located...

COVID-19 offers opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable May 08, 2020   |  Source : UNCTAD  | Copyright : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have hit fishers hard, but on the other hand the crisis may offer opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable, according to a new UNCTAD report on the pandemic’s impacts on the blue economy. Befor...

Dayak women of Indonesia resist gender inequality exacerbated by palm oil production by Lauren Bowman May 08, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

In the rural Indonesian village of Hongoi, indigenous Dayak Modang women like Lina* have had to come up with creative ways to continue their long-held tradition of weaving. Some Dayak women use their skills to sell or exchange their crafts as a source of ...

COVID-19 pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture May 08, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : The Associated Press

In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karen people have also made makeshift barricades and marked them with signs warning visitors away. Across the...

Tracking modern slavery in the fishing industry by Munyaradzi Makoni May 08, 2020   |  Source : Hakai Magazine  | Copyright : Tula Foundation and Hakai Institute family

Forced labor—a form of modern slavery—is rampant in the fishing industry. “It can come as debt bondage,” says Irina Bukharin, a senior analyst on human trafficking and forced labor at the nonprofit Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS). Some...

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