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Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices by Jules Quartly October 19, 2020   |  Source : Taiwan News  | Copyright : Taiwan News © 2019 All Rights Reserved

Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International Labor Organization fishing conventions. Taiwan’s fishing industry was in September put...

FAO announces vacancy for a new Director for its Land and Water Division October 19, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : © FAO 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced a vacancy for a new Director for its Land and Water Division (NSL). The Land and Water Division (NSL) aims at enhancing agricultural productivity and advancing the sustaina...

EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Raising the ambition on global fisheries aspects October 16, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

In September 2020, the EU Food Policy Coalition published a policy brief with recommendations, entitled “Raising the ambition on global aspects of the EU Farm to Fork strategy”. The European Commission’s Communication on Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy ...

Vehicle torched, lobster pounds storing Mi'kmaw catches trashed during night of unrest in Nova Scotia, Canada by Taryn Grant October 15, 2020   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : 2020 CBC/Radio-Canada. All rights reserved.

The ongoing tensions surrounding the First Nations lobster harvest in Canada's southwest Nova Scotia erupted Tuesday night when several hundred commercial fishermen and their supporters raided two facilities where Mi'kmaw fishermen were storing their catc...

Ugandan fishermen demand common fishing standards across East Africa October 15, 2020   |  Source : The Independent  | Copyright : 2020 The Independent

Ugandan fishermen are mooting for standard practices across the East African Community region as a way of eliminating illegal fishing. They argue that although Uganda put in place a Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU to mount operations against illegal fishin...

Scallop Wars 2: British fishing boats attacked by French with flares and rocks by Katie Harris October 15, 2020   |  Source : Express  | Copyright : 2020 Express Newspapers

Two UK fishing vessels were targeted by about 20 French boats in the English Channel at around 1.30am on Monday. They were pelted with flares, rocks, frying pans and oil amid tensions over rules on catching scallops. The Girl Macey, skippered by Scott ...

Indonesia’s new deregulation law to hurt small fishers, coastal communities by Basten Gokkon October 15, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

When Indonesian lawmakers passed a hugely controversial deregulation bill on the evening of Oct. 5, Sulaiman was with his fellow fishermen who had just returned home from the Java Sea. Sulaiman was dreading the decision that could change his life and t...

Factory boats plunder the fish-rich waters of the Gulf of Guinea at the expense of the populations, says Greenpeace by Bhavi Mandalia October 15, 2020   |  Source : Pledge Times

According to the environmental NGO Greenpeace, “marine ecosystems are increasingly degraded by pollution, overfishing by foreign trawlers, destructive fishing methods and illegal fishing” in the Gulf of Guinea. African coasts have been victims for ...

‘Time for global solidarity’ to overcome COVID’s health, social and economic challenges: UN agencies October 15, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to a “dramatic loss” of human life but also constitutes an “unprecedented challenge” to public health, food systems and employment, a group of leading UN agencies said on Tuesday. In a joint statement, th...

WTO members search for compromise as text-based negotiations on fishing subsidies continue October 15, 2020   |  Source : WTO  | Copyright : 2020, World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization members took up another set of fisheries subsidies issues at the 5-9 October cluster of meetings of the Negotiating Group on Rules, as drafting work continued on an agreement to curb harmful state support for fishing. New textual ...

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