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Pandemic respite for Thai 'sea gypsies' curbed by mass tourism November 23, 2020   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : © 2020 The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd.

Coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand's "sea gypsies" it has brought welcome respite from the threat of mass tourism. Since the pandemic began, life has been easier for Sanan Changnam and his people -- there's an abundance of...

FAO publishes new sourcebook to facilitate the implementation of CITES for marine species and fisheries November 23, 2020   |  Source : CITES  | Copyright : Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has published a new sourcebook to support the imple...

IUCN Guidelines for gathering of fishers’ knowledge for policy development and applied use November 20, 2020   |  Source : IUCN  | Copyright : IUCN

Small-scale fisheries provide food security, livelihoods and income to millions of people but their management still presents a challenge to managers and other stakeholders due to problems in gathering suitable information and its incorporation in fisheri...

Indonesia seizes Malaysian-flagged vessel for illegal fishing November 20, 2020   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : 2000-2020 XINHUANET.com All rights reserved.

Indonesia has seized a Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel with Myanmar crew in the Malacca Strait, according to the Ministry of Marine and Fishery Affairs on Thursday. The ministry's Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision, Tb. Haeru...

Female fishery activists play a key role in Cambodia by Moeun Chhean Nariddh November 20, 2020   |  Source : Khmer Times  | Copyright : Copyright © 2020 Virtus Media Pte., Ltd. (Khmer Times)

In the Khmer folktale “Phnom Chiso Temple,” a Hindu priest gives blessings to a Khmer prince, saying: “May you be as strong as an ant, as mighty as a ghost and as decisive as a woman.” Following this as an example, after fishery communities wer...

Reeling Sri Lankan fishermen seek government relief November 20, 2020   |  Source : UCA News  | Copyright : Copyright 2020, Union of Catholic Asian News Limited. All rights reserved.

ustin Vincent Anthony's village has been locked down for more than a month. During this time, he went to sea for a few days to support his family but the fish he caught could not be sold at market. Both local fish markets were closed and he tried to se...

EAD, IUCN launches international guidelines on Treasuring Fishers’ Knowledge November 20, 2020   |  Source : WAM  | Copyright : Emirates News Agency

The Environment Agency -- Abu Dhabi, EAD, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, have launched the IUCN Guidelines for the Gathering of Fishers’ Knowledge for Policy Development and Applied Use. The launch, which was held to co...

FAO and DFID provide marginalized fisherfolks with ice for the first time in Bajuni Islands, Somalia November 20, 2020   |  Source : reliefweb  | Copyright : 2020 OCHA

Ismail Bana Ibrahim and his colleagues set into the deep sea around 6 pm and came back the following morning with 40 kg of iced fresh fish, ready for the mainland Kismayu market. They spent longer hours fishing than they used to thanks to their newly upgr...

Industrial trawler nabbed in Benin IUU fishing crackdown by Shem Oirere November 18, 2020   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : © 2020 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Global nonprofit marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd, in partnership Benin Navy sailors, have arrested an industrial fishing trawler in the port of Cotonou and accused it of fishing illegally. The arrest of vessel the Fada 18 was preceded by...

Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push by Rina Chandran November 17, 2020   |  Source : Thomson Reuters Foundation  | Copyright : © 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said. Under a memor...

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