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Commonwealth Secretary-General - Urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders August 12, 2019   |  Source : reliefweb

It is an undisputable fact that Pacific islanders face an existential threat from climate change. To a far more immediate degree than people living in most other parts of the world, inhabitants of low-lying atolls and archipelagos in the Pacific have t...

Oceans governance: quo vadis? by Prof. Alan Deidun, Malta’s Ocean Ambassador August 12, 2019   |  Source : Times of Malta  | Copyright : 2019 Times of Malta. All rights reserved.

Malta, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recently hosted the first global ocean ambassadors’ meeting, with seminal entities currently involved in ocean governance convening around the same table to rationalise the various parallel ongoing activit...

Scientists predict commercial fishery collapse in oceans by 2048 by Patricia Randolph August 12, 2019   |  Source : The Cap Times  | Copyright : 2019 Capital Newspapers Inc., madison.com , 1901 Fish Hatchery Rd Madison, WI

“If the long-term trend continues, there will be little or no seafood available for a sustainable harvest by 2048.” — Boris Worm quoted in 2014 Alternet article by Cliff Weathers A study authored by Boris Worm, Ph.D., of Dalhoussie University in ...

NaFAA, FAO Sign MOU for fisheries research in Liberia August 12, 2019   |  Source : FrontPageAfrica  | Copyright : 2019 - FrontPageAfrica. All Rights Reserved.

The government of Liberia, through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, has signed a fisheries research Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Monrovia. The MOU entails fisheries independen...

Over 15,000 palm leaves given to Malta fishermen ahead of mahi-mahi season by Joseph Giordimaina August 12, 2019   |  Source : Newsbook

A few days prior to the opening of the mahi-mahi (lampuki) season, Malta's Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries Clint Camilleri attended the blessing of several fishing boats. In the past days, over 15,000 free palm leaves were given to fishermen. Dur...

Fishermen in Mumbai, India, welcome Marine Fisheries Bill by SONALI TELANG August 12, 2019   |  Source : THE ASIAN AGE  | Copyright : 2016 - 2019 The Asian Age

Mumbai fishermen have welcomed the recently drafted, Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill, 2019, which transfers power from the states to the Centre, to provide permits to fishermen in the exclusive economic zone between 20 and 200 nautical m...

Fishermen in Trinidad and Tobago want flare guns to scare off pirates by Kevon Felmine August 12, 2019   |  Source : T&T Guardian  | Copyright : Guardian Media

With their psy­ches mor­tal­ly wound­ed by the mur­ders of their col­leagues, fish­er­men op­er­at­ing in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad and Tobago are con­tem­plat­ing arm­ing them­selves to fight off pi­rates. The tragedy of los­ing...

Brexit: Email slip-up reveals no-deal fishing patrol 'uncertainty' August 11, 2019   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : 2019 BBC

There is "a lot of uncertainty" about the UK's capacity to patrol fishing waters after a no-deal Brexit, a government memo mistakenly emailed to the BBC has revealed. The memo, from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, says there...

AI provides solutions for the Japanese fishing industry by Yuu Rirou August 11, 2019   |  Source : SYNCED

In the 1990s farmed fish (aquaculture) accounted for about one-quarter of global seafood production according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. Now, with demand rising and the ocean’s resources being steadily depleted, aquaculture has overta...

Alarming plastic pollution in the Bay of Bengal August 11, 2019   |  Source : The Daily Star/Asia News Network  | Copyright : Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net

Plastics play a vital role in our daily life. However, plastic debris in the marine environment has serious negative impacts on marine resources, fisheries as well as on the use of coastal areas for tourism. It is also a threat to our precious Blue Econom...

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