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Indonesia launches Maritime Information Center to tackle crimes at sea by Ronna Nirmala and Drake Long July 24, 2020   |  Source : BenarNews

A new maritime information center under Indonesia’s coast guard is expected to improve and speed up coordination in fighting smuggling, illegal fishing and other crimes at sea, officials said Thursday. The Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) launched ...

Vietnam: Coast Guard detains fishing vessel for carrying 90,000 litres of illegal diesel oil July 24, 2020   |  Source : Manifold Times  | Copyright : 2020. Manifold Times

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Thursday (23 July) said the task force of the Vietnam Maritime Administration and Professional Department detained fishing vessel TG-91926 TS for carrying 90,000 litres of illegal diesel oil. The task force said the vessel wa...

New Zealand company and fishers sentenced for bottom trawling in a benthic protected area July 24, 2020   |  Source : Scoop  | Copyright : Scoop Media

Sealord Group Limited (Sealord) of New Zealand has been ordered to forfeit a US$16m vessel and fined $24,000 today in the Nelson District Court for bottom trawling in a protected area. Sealord vessel master Bolen Terric Goomes was fined $7500 and first...

Announcing the 2020-2021 National Geographic Storytelling Fellows, including investigative fisheries journalist July 24, 2020   |  Source : Nat Geo  | Copyright : 1996 - 2019 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.

The National Geographic Society has announced nine new Storytelling Fellows who will embark upon a year-long project to explore timely issues the world needs to hear using a variety of storytelling mediums. Nominated for their dedication and commitment...

UK coastal town seeks revitalization with creative industry after COVID-19 hit July 24, 2020   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2000-2020 XINHUANET.com All rights reserved.

Penzance, a coastal town and port in southwest England, is looking to revive its local economy with a prospective modern creative industries center on its high street, after a severe blow to its tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center, which w...

The deadly secret of China's invisible armada: Desperate North Korean fishermen are washing ashore as skeletons because of the world's largest illegal fleet by Ian Urbina July 23, 2020   |  Source : NBC  | Copyright : 2020 NBC UNIVERSAL

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodies have been reduced to skeletons. Last year more than 150 of these macabre vessels washed ashore in ...

Study: Chinese “dark fleets” illegally defying sanctions by fishing in North Korean waters by Ashoka Mukpo July 23, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Chinese “dark fleets” illegally fished a $440 million haul of the squid species Todarodes pacificus in North Korean waters during 2017 and 2018, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances. The study used a novel set of sat...

SDGs Today platform offers open access to SDG-related data July 23, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2020, IISD

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched ‘SDGs Today: The Global Hub for Real-Time SDG Data‘ on the sidelines of the 2020 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The data portal offers open ...

World’s largest fly factory attracting investors eyeing aquafeed expansion by Lisa Jackson July 23, 2020   |  Source : GAA  | Copyright : 2016–2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance

When it comes to making a “good” investment, you might look to sink your savings into lucrative technology titans – think Facebook, Apple and Microsoft – or jump on initial public offerings (IPOs) for high-flying digital disruptors like Uber, Lyft...

UN Biodiversity Convention meets crucial to development of post-2020 global biodiversity framework: New dates announced July 23, 2020   |  Source : ASNS  | Copyright : 2016, Africa Science News. All Rights Reserved

New dates have been announced for three key UN meetings, including the UN Biodiversity Conference, crucial to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. As approved by the Bureau, the fifteenth meeting of the Parties to the Convent...

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