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Agreement on fisheries subsidies trumps TRIPS waiver & Appellate Body impasse by D. Ravi Kanth April 14, 2021   |  Source : TWN

Without addressing the existential crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Appellate Body impasse, the WTO director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the Doha Rules negotiating body seem to be working in tandem to steam-roll an im...

WHO calls for halt to sale of live wild mammals in markets April 14, 2021   |  Source : VOA

The World Health Organization and two other global agencies called on countries Tuesday to consider suspending the sale of live, wild mammals in food markets to prevent the spread of emerging infectious diseases in humans. In addition to the WHO, the ...

Migrant workers allowed to extend stay in South Korea for one year April 14, 2021   |  Source : Yonhap  | Copyright : The Korea Herald by Herald Corporation

South Korea on Tuesday announced a decision to extend the period of stay for about 115,000 foreign migrant workers by one year in a bid to relieve labor shortages at small businesses and in farming and fishing communities. The labor and justice ministr...

Moroccan committee officializes Morocco-Russia fisheries agreement by Toms Dumpis April 14, 2021   |  Source : MWN  | Copyright : Morocco World News

The Moroccan Committee of Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Islamic Affairs, and Moroccan Expatriates, has finally adopted the draft law approving the Morocco-Russia fisheries agreement, on April 8. The maritime fisheries agreement between the two cou...

Swelling demand intensifying challenges facing China’s seafood processors by Mark Godfrey April 13, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Chinese processing factories are suffering “a lot” from rising costs related to heightened inspections and delays on seafood being shipped into China, according to a supplier of processing equipment to the industry. Wang Yunfeng, the CEO and founde...

Japan to dump wastewater from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific Ocean by ANTHONY KUHN April 13, 2021   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2021 npr

Japan's government announced a decision to begin dumping more than a million tons of treated but still radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. The plant was severely damaged in a 2011 magnit...

12 Indian fishermen missing as ship hits boat off Mangaluru coast April 13, 2021   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2009-2021 Independent News Service. All rights reserved.

A total of 12 fishermen went missing after a ship hit their mechanised boat off the Mangaluru coast in the wee hours of Tuesday. The fishermen had ventured into the sea on the boat ISB 'Rabah', which set off from Beypore near Kozhikode in Kerala with 1...

Local Japanese fishermen angered by govt. decision on Fukushima plant water release April 13, 2021   |  Source : Kyodo News  | Copyright : Kyodo News

Local fishermen in Fukushima, Japan, expressed anger and frustration at the Japanese government's decision Tuesday to release treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, fearing their efforts to restore fishing fol...

Bering Sea fishermen likely had COVID-19 and still went to a bar. Now, locals have to quarantine by HOPE MCKENNEY April 13, 2021   |  Source : KUCB  | Copyright : 2021 KUCB

Unvaccinated people who visited Unalaska's Norwegian Rat Saloon late Saturday are being asked to quarantine this week, after officials say they shared the space with fishermen who broke their company's own quarantine plans while they were awaiting COVID-1...

Rancor rises as WTO talks drill down on overfishing by Mark Godfrey April 13, 2021   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2021 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on a deal to curtail harmful fishing subsidies are stumbling over the issue of carve-outs for the artisanal fisheries of developing nations. Exemptions for small, coastal fishing operations have been ...

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