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World Bank and Indonesia launch Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund October 30, 2020   |  Source : World Bank  | Copyright : 2020 Devdiscourse

The World Bank in partnership with the Government of Indonesia has launched the Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund. With financing of USD$1 million from the Global Environment Facility, the Challenge Fund will support sustainable investments into...

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement negotiations between the EU and Mauritania: staying on course October 29, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE

This paper recalls the demands of the Mauritanian artisanal fisheries sector, highlighting technical conditions, such as the access to octopus to be reserved for local artisanal fishers, the zoning for trawlers to be maintained, and landings of small pela...

Hurricane Zeta kills one in Louisiana as category 2 storm bashes coast October 29, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9ft of sea water inland in a regio...

Nine Indian fishermen rescued after trawler hits Black Rose October 29, 2020   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : newindianexpress.com 2020

In yet another mishap caused by the sunken ship Black Rose off Paradip coast, nine fishermen from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh were left stranded in the sea after their trawler hit the wreckage on Monday. They were rescued by other fishing vessels i...

Deaths of 2 more Indonesian crew uncovered on board Chinese tuna fleet by Basten Gokkon, Philip Jacobson October 29, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

Another Indonesian crew member has died aboard the Long Xing 629, a Chinese vessel alleged to have used forced labor to engage in illegal fishing, including shark finning, Mongabay has learned. The man, 22-year-old Saleh Anakota, passed away on Aug. 10...

Minimum safety standards needed for fishing vessel crews and observers by Peter Horn & Tahiana Vargas Fajardo October 29, 2020   |  Source : PEW  | Copyright : 1996-2020 The Pew Charitable Trusts. All rights reserved.

Fishing is one of the world’s most dangerous professions. According to one estimate in the United States, under normal circumstances, commercial fishing crews and observers face a death rate 10 times higher than merchant vessel crews, largely due to ina...

Ghanaian workers report appalling abuse aboard Chinese-owned fishing vessels October 29, 2020   |  Source : EJF

Ghanaian workers have reported shocking human rights abuses aboard Chinese-owned trawl vessels, from beatings to a lack of drinkable water or basic medicines and punishing working hours. This abuse of the crew goes hand-in-hand with threats, the bribery o...

Plastic dumped into the Mediterranean Sea could double by 2040 October 28, 2020   |  Source : News18  | Copyright : 2020 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company. All rights reserved

Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless "ambitious" steps are taken, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Tuesday. Egypt, Italy and Tu...

Strong typhoon leaves 1 dead, 12 missing as it nears Vietnam by Hau Dinh October 28, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2020 The Associated Press

Typhoon Molave roared closer to Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, leaving one villager dead and causing two boats with 12 fishermen to sink as the country braced for the most powerful storm in 20 years, state media said. A man died after winds ...

One dead, more than 100 rescued in Malaysia oil rig collision October 28, 2020   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : © 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

A crew member of a Malaysian offshore support vessel has drowned after his ship collided with the oil rig it was servicing off Malaysian Borneo in poor weather, the coastguard said on Tuesday, but more than 100 other sailors were rescued. The ship, the...

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