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Bangladesh: Eid travellers continue to crowd Shimulia terminal, 10 trawlers detained by Shamima Rita, Munshiganj May 10, 2021   |  Source : Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright : 2012-2019. 2A Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Ignoring the risk of coronavirus infection, Eid holidaymakers crowded at Shimulia ghat in Munshiganj in Bangladesh for the third day on Sunday. Passengers have been paying extra fares to vessels in the vicinity of the terminal to cross the river as fer...

UN committee takes up racism complaint of N.S. Mi’kmaq fishermen against Ottawa by MICHAEL TUTTON May 10, 2021   |  Source : THE CANADIAN PRESS  | Copyright : Copyright 2021 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved.

A United Nations committee on racial discrimination is asking the federal government to respond to allegations it committed racist actions in its treatment of Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia, Canada. The April 30 letter of notice from the Co...

Libya warns Italians against ‘illegal’ fishing May 10, 2021   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2021, Dawn

Libya’s coastguard on Sunday warned against “illegal” fishing in its waters, denying Italian claims it had wounded a fisherman as it fired shots during an operation against four boats from Sicily. Citing “repeated, documented violations”, the...

Taiwan watchdog urges action on human rights of flag-of-convenience boat crew members by Chen Chun-hua and Joseph Yeh May 10, 2021   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : Focus Taiwan

The Control Yuan on Monday called on the Cabinet and several government agencies to address the issue of human rights violations on Taiwanese fishing vessels flying a flag of convenience (FOC). In making the call, the Control Yuan, the watchdog arm of ...

Our land and waters are our lifeblood, says Dinna Umengan by Ernesto M. Ordoñez May 07, 2021   |  Source : Inquirer.Net

On April 30, direct descendants of Katipunan heroes who fought and died for our sovereignty against Spain supported fisherfolk leaders. This they did with a carefully crafted position paper they sent to the President. Dinna Umengan, the elected chair of t...

ICSF's statement at 36th session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, (Virtual), Thailand, 5-7 May 2021 May 07, 2021   |  Source : ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) would like to thank the APFIC Secretariat for the invitation to participate in the virtual Thirty-Sixth Session of APFIC. Regarding Agenda items 1 and 3, ICSF would like to congratulate A...

Fishing island in India keeps coronavirus at bay May 07, 2021   |  Source : The Times of India

Luxuries like electricity and potable Narmada water may have touched its shores as recently as in April 2018, but this tiny fishing island, 600 metres away from Pipavav port, didn’t let the light of wisdom dim in all these 70 years of dark ages. Village...

Migrant fishers were coerced into working for more than two years without pay in Thailand by James O’Donnell May 07, 2021   |  Source : Hakai Magazine

Aung Aung was used to long voyages at sea. Not seeing his family for weeks on end was his usual routine. At age 13, Aung Aung moved from his native Myanmar (also known as Burma) to Ranong, Thailand, to work on fishing boats in the Andaman Sea. Now 28, a t...

Nigeria loses $70m to illegal fishing due to Chinese and European trawlers May 07, 2021   |  Source : The Nation

The House of Representatives has expressed worry that Nigeria loses $70 million yearly to Chinese and other European trawlers due to illegal fishing in the nation’s waters as observed by the Nigerian Navy in 2017. As a result, the House urged the Federa...

A year after Ecuador oil spill, Indigenous victims await justice, reparations by Vincent Ricci May 07, 2021   |  Source : Mongabay

It started as an ordinary morning in Ecuador’s eastern Orellana province. Abel Jipa’s sons, Byron and Johnny, and his son-in-law, Gibson, set out on the Coca River to go fishing in their canoe before sunrise. The morning of April 8, 2020, was differen...

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