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Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture in Cambodia by Hin Pisei May 03, 2021   |  Source : The Phnompenh Post

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). The CAA on April 27 expressed concern...

How small-scale seafood supply chains adapt to COVID-19 disruptions by Sahir Advani, Hannah Bassett, Jacqueline Lau and Sharon K Suri May 03, 2021   |  Source : PHY

In February 2020, Rio (not his real name), a crab and sea snail processor in Langkat regency on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, found his business drying up. Normally at this time of year his business would have been booming from seafood exports to Chin...

Fishermen in Uganda ask govt to declare fishing holiday May 03, 2021   |  Source : Monitor

Fishermen operating at various landing sites on Lake Victoria have asked government to impose a six-month fishing holiday to replenish the fish stocks in the lake. Fish stocks have drastically reduced in the past two months, rendering fish dealers unempl...

South Korean fishermen hold boat rallies against Japan’s nuclear plans May 03, 2021   |  Source : FMT

Hundreds of South Korean fishermen across the country held protests on Friday calling on Japan to reverse its decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. About 800 fishermen participated in rallies at por...

Post-floods: Timor-Leste struggles to cope amid Covid-19 by Christine Rovoi April 30, 2021   |  Source : RNZ

A month after being hit with devastating floods, Timor-Leste is struggling to cope amid a Covid-19 outbreak. Last month's floods left more than 45 people dead including a dozen children and tens of thousands homeless. The floods were brought on by a cyclo...

Sri Lankan fishermen warned to refrain from associating with Indian fishermen in international waters April 30, 2021   |  Source : Colombo Page

The Fisheries Department of Sri Lanka has requested fishermen in the North to refrain from having associations with Indian fishermen in international waters due to the spreading of COVID-19. Fishermen are also requested not to trade or exchange goods, sai...

Kawésqar communities request a ban on salmon farms in National Reserve in Chile’s Patagonia area April 30, 2021   |  Source : National Geographic

New report highlights measures needed to safeguard the Kawésqar National Park and Reserve A new report recommends that the Government of Chile not approve any new applications for salmon farming within the newly created Kawésqar national reserve in the ...

In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study April 30, 2021   |  Source : Conservation

The fishing industry is facing a reckoning. Journalists and researchers in recent years have uncovered slavery, child labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels, spurring a global push to address human rights abuses on the high seas. However, what...

A fatal stabbing sends a Gambian fishing village into turmoil over fishmeal April 30, 2021   |  Source : Mongabay

Residents of the Gambian coastal town of Sanyang say life has gotten harder since a fishmeal plant set up production in 2017. Growing tensions over unresolved disputes with the factory reached a flashpoint on March 15, when hundreds of people took to the ...

Malawi’s miracle island, where fish remain plentiful despite climate crisis by CHARLES PENSULO April 30, 2021   |  Source : African Arguments

Hundreds of years ago, Mbenje Island was home to a proud and permanent population. Living in houses made of grass and sticks, the community lived comfortably on this mountainous piece of land in the middle of Lake Malawi, travelling to and from the mainla...

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