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NaFAA in Liberia and FAO sign agreement to empower women in small-scale fisheries April 29, 2021   |  Source : Liberian Observer

The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority have signed two cardinal fisheries projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aimed at strengthening the Liberian fisheries sector. Acc...

July moment of truth for WTO fishery subsidy talks by Mark Godfrey April 29, 2021   |  Source : Seafood Source

The head of the World Trade Organisation is hoping to present a final text of a deal on ending harmful fishery subsidies to a virtual meeting of trade ministers in July. A series of meetings in April between heads of delegations focused on several key iss...

PRODERMO, community project is helping Djibouti’s population access water and withstand climate change April 29, 2021   |  Source : World Economic Forum

Djibouti is extremely water scarce with conditions set to be exacerbated by population growth and climate change. Djibouti experiences a typical desert climate and averages only 150 mm of rainfall per year and has no perennial surface freshwater flow. Due...

Escazú Agreement: the reactions of Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil with respect to its adoption April 29, 2021   |  Source : Lexology

Some Latin American countries have seemed reluctant to incorporate in their domestic laws the measures proposed by of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Carib...

Hits and misses for a legal tool, Writ of Kalikasan, to protect the environment in Philippines by Purple Romero April 29, 2021   |  Source : Mongabay

Filipino fishers call it the “secret island” — a group of three sandbars that emerge when the tide’s low enough, located a mile or so away from Pag-asa Island, known outside the Philippines as Thitu. They go there because it’s teeming with fish....

Why do we need a shared Pan-Arctic fisheries governance complex? by Ekaterina Uryupova April 28, 2021   |  Source : The Arctic Institute

By the end of 2020, nine of the ten countries-signatories ratified the 2018 Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement. But is that reason to celebrate? Not really. In the Arctic, abundant fisheries provide the primary source of food for the region. However...

WTO Chief sees fisheries deal as key to ‘watershed’ year by Bryce Baschuk April 28, 2021   |  Source : Bloomberg

The world’s most important trade negotiation this year centers on a deal aimed at saving the world’s fisheries. Back in 2015, global leaders tasked the World Trade Organization with ending excessive and illegal fishing. The idea was to eliminate gover...

Koreans express fears over Japanese fishery products amid Fukushima water release plan by Jun Ji-hye April 28, 2021   |  Source : Korea Times

An increasing number of Korean residents are expressing fears about the potential harmful impact of Japanese fishery products on their health, after the neighboring country announced it would release massive amounts of radioactive water into the sea. On A...

Community-supported fisheries have experienced unprecedented growth during the pandemic in Canada by Laura Brehaut April 28, 2021   |  Source : National Post

Joel and Melissa Collier had just finished harvesting scallops for the season when the pandemic hit and global seafood markets crashed. As Melissa recalls in an episode of Social FISHtancing, a podcast focusing on how fishers in Canada and the United Stat...

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