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Small-scale fishing communities suffer as industrial fleets plunder the seas by Nick Clark May 22, 2020   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

It was the product that powered the Vikings, that went on to make Norway rich long before oil, and is still the source of a multimillion-dollar industry: fish, specifically cod, or skrei, to be precise, the name derived from Old Norse for "the wanderer". ...

India and Bangladesh await surge in coronavirus infections after 'super cyclone' by Susannah Savage May 22, 2020   |  Source : The Telegraph  | Copyright : Telegraph Media Group Limited 2020

A “super cyclone” has killed more than 80 people and forced three million from their homes in Bangladesh and India, leaving authorities struggling to respond amid soaring coronavirus outbreaks. One of the most powerful storms ever to hit South Asia...

Brazil fisheries plea for government aid amid coronavirus pandemic by Ana Mano May 21, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Reuters

Brazilian fish processors are asking the government for tax breaks, subsidized credit and emergency loan guarantees, saying they need “oxygen” as the coronavirus crisis dents demand and leaves a sector employing 1 million Brazilians struggling badly. ...

WHO countries agree on 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine, 'comprehensive evaluation' of response May 21, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency’s own performance. The UN heal...

Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh May 21, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC

Cyclone Amphan has made landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people as it lashed coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. Trees were uprooted and homes toppled in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in We...

India unveils financial plan to support fisheries sector by Toan Dao May 20, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

India’s government has committed a financial support plan designed to help its fisheries sector survive the difficulties caused by the lockdown measures applied from 25 March to 18 May in response to the coronavirus. The scheme is part of the relief ...

What will Europe's fishing industry look like post-COVID? May 20, 2020   |  Source : euronews  | Copyright : euronews 2020

To find out more about what Europe is doing to help the continent's fishing industry cope with the coronavirus pandemic, Ocean's Denis Loctier spoke to Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. Denis Loctie...

These entrepreneurs are turning discarded fishing nets into surfboards and swimwear by Ross Chainey May 20, 2020   |  Source : WEF  | Copyright : © 2020 World Economic Forum

“Ghost nets” – fishing gear that has been lost or abandoned in our oceans – are a deadly menace for sea life, marine habitats and even the fishermen responsible for putting them there. It is estimated that between 600,000 and 800,000 tonnes of ...

As Amphan barrels towards India, a look at what makes cyclones deadly May 20, 2020   |  Source : HT

India and Bangladesh evacuated around half a million people out of the way of the most powerful storm in a decade ahead of its landfall on Wednesday amid fears of heavy damage to houses and crops and disruption of road, rail and power links. Approachin...

Kenya floods uproot families, disrupt fishing, farming communities May 20, 2020   |  Source : Thomson Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 WKZO - WKZO

Grandmother Millicent Agata's small farm has disappeared entirely under the floodwaters of a swollen Lake Victoria, forcing her family to join tens of thousands of other Kenyans seeking shelter from the worst floods in three generations. Agata, from Kh...

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