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Wakashio spill 4 months on: Mauritius drenched in oil, health and debt issues December 17, 2020   |  Source : International Viewpoint  | Copyright : 2020 International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine

Four months since the Wakashio oil spill, the communities around the South East of Mauritius have been suffering with oil-related health issues, debt and the constant seeping of oil from the coastline that has permeated deep into the sand and silt. [1] ...

Fishermen detained in eastern Libya have been freed - Italy December 17, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

A group of 18 sailors who were seized by Libyan patrol boats in September while fishing in the Mediterranean have been freed by authorities in eastern Libya, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday. The sailors, who include Italian and ...

Oil industry pollution threatens fishing, Niger Delta ecosystem — Environmentalist by Emem Idio December 17, 2020   |  Source : Vanguard  | Copyright : 2020 Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria

An Environmentalist, Comrade Alagoa Morris, has lamented the devastating effects of pollution on the environment and danger pose to the fishing occupation of the people of the coastal communities. Morris, who is also the Project Director of Ondewari Healt...

Belo Monte dam’s water demands imperil Amazon communities, environment by Tiffany Higgins December 17, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Fish gasp, gills working furiously, as they lie stranded in mere inches of muddy water, trapped in the isolated pools of Xingu River tributaries within the influence area of the Belo Monte dam and its reservoirs. That was the scene at the end of Octobe...

Election campaigns aiding illegal fishing in Uganda by Denis Edema December 17, 2020   |  Source : Daily Monitor  | Copyright : Nation Media Group

The political season that has seen candidates campaigning for elective offices ahead of the 2021 General Election has instead led to a surge in illegal fishing activities on Lake Victoria. Mr Stephen Mengo, a member of the Association of Fishers and La...

WTO members delay agreement on fisheries subsidies to 2021 December 17, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990-2020, IISD

World Trade Organization (WTO) members did not conclude negotiations on an agreement on curbing harmful fisheries subsidies by the 2020 deadline. A new schedule for meetings in 2021 is being developed, with the aim of bringing “this negotiation to the f...

Fifth-generation fisherman from the Greek port city of Piraeus named Europe’s Young Champion of the Earth December 17, 2020   |  Source : ekathimerini.com  | Copyright : 2018 - 2020, H KA?HMEPINH All Rights Reserved.

A 26-year-old fifth-generation fisherman from the Greek port city of Piraeus has been named Europe’s Young Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), a prestigious award that also provides seed funding and mentorship to prom...

Prawn farmers in Bangladesh facing bleak future by Partha Chakrabortty December 17, 2020   |  Source : The Daily Star  | Copyright : 2020 / thedailystar.net

Over the last couple of years, export earnings from shrimp in Bangladesh, grown mainly in the southwest coastal districts for shipment to the developed economies, have been falling consistently in the face of competition from low-priced vannamei shrimp. ...

3 Trinidad fishermen survive 5 days lost at sea on raw fish, rainwater by STACY MOORE December 16, 2020   |  Source : T&T Newsday  | Copyright : 2020 Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Three Guayaguayare fishermen lost at sea for the last five days survived by eating raw fish, drinking rain water, and creating a paddle with pieces of wood and two bucket covers. Shaquille Charles, Frank Anthony Sandy, and Walter Whiteman paddled day a...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 36 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing December 16, 2020   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk

Sri Lanka Navy, on two separate occasions, has arrested 36 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters. During Special operations carried out by the...

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