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Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen stranded in Indonesia amid COVID-19 restrictions December 16, 2020   |  Source : BenarNews

More than 200 Vietnamese arrested by Indonesia for illegal fishing in its waters have been stranded in a detention center for months, their representative told Radio Free Asia, a sister agency of Benar News, via emailed video clips. Many of them are fr...

Global Environment Facility approves over $78 mn to support FAO-led projects December 16, 2020   |  Source : reliefweb  | Copyright : OCHA 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling some $78.5 million dollars. The decision came duri...

Australia's Torres Strait islanders fear over $200m Chinese fishery handshake with PNG by Kristy Sexton-McGrath December 16, 2020   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : ABC

Torres Strait Islander leaders in Far North Queensland say they are "incredibly nervous" about China's plan to build a fish processing plant on their doorstep, and are seeking urgent talks with the Australian Government. China's ministry of commerce ha...

UNEP names seven dynamic environmentalists as its 2020 Young Champions of the Earth December 16, 2020   |  Source : UNEP  | Copyright : UNEP

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today named seven young scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and activists from across the globe as its 2020 Young Champions of the Earth. With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving sla...

Saudi program delivers 100 boats to fishermen in Hadramaut December 15, 2020   |  Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  | Copyright : 1978 - 2020 © H H Saudi Research and Marketing LTD, All Rights Reserved And subject to Terms of Use Agreement

The Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction in Yemen (SPDRY) distributed Sunday 100 modern fishing boats equipped with engines to Yemeni fishermen in Hadramaut governorate, in the context of its support for livelihoods and development in all Yeme...

Shots fired at Mi'kmaw fisherman in Nova Scotia, Canada; one person arrested by Aaron Beswick December 15, 2020   |  Source : The Telegram  | Copyright : SaltWire Network © 2020

Sylvia Bernard offered to go. “I said ‘No, it might be dangerous’,” recalled her partner, Gary Denny. It was Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, and a fishing boat was amongst the traps they set under a moderate livelihood licence issued by the Pictou ...

Satellites reveal Japan’s Mauritius base for Africa fishing operations by Nishan Degnarain December 15, 2020   |  Source : Forbes

New satellite analysis by global analytics firm, Windward reveal that Japan has been using the island of Mauritius as a base for its rapidly expanding industrial fishing presence across the Indian Ocean and Africa. The extent of its industrial fishing ope...

Canada makes commitments to bolstering blue economy by Chris Chase December 15, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Over the past two weeks, the Canadian government has made multiple funding and administrative commitments to bolstering the country’s blue economy – both in terms of growing ocean and inshore fisheries and in boosting salmon survivability. Canadian...

Tiny Pacific nation of Palau detains 'illegal' Chinese fishing vessel December 15, 2020   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

A Chinese fishing vessel and its 28 crew have been detained in Palau, authorities said, creating a delicate diplomatic situation for the tiny Pacific nation, which is allied with Beijing’s rival Taiwan. The boat, alleged to have been illegally harves...

Urgent action is needed to reduce over-fishing and reform support to the fisheries sector: OECD report December 14, 2020   |  Source : moderndiplomacy  | Copyright : 2020 Modern Diplomacy

Urgent action is needed to reduce over-fishing, improve fisheries management and reform support to the sector, or the world will fail to meet a key United Nations goal on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and marine resources, according t...

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