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Myanmar: Almost every brand of tuna on supermarket shelves shows why modern slavery laws are needed by Kate Nicholl, Miriam Wilhelm and Vikram Bhakoo January 10, 2019   |  Source: The Conservation

What is the chance the last tin of tuna you ate was made using slave labour? If it came from Thailand, the odds may be a lot higher than you imagine. We have tracked the journey of tuna from the seas around Thailand to Australian supermarket shelves. This...

India, Nigeria and Pakistan account for half the stunted children worldwide, says Global Nutrition Report 2018 by Varun B. Krishnan January 09, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

India is home to the highest number of stunted (low height for age) and wasted (low weight for height) children in the world, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2018. India has 46.6 million stunted children (about a third of the total number of stun...

Karnataka: Iran finally releases Bhatkal fishermen who were kept confined for trespassing borders while fishing January 09, 2019   |  Source: Bhatkallys

Fishermen from coastal Karnataka who were kept confined by the Iran authorities for trespassing into their borders while fishing from a Dubai based boat, were on January 8, released and sent back to Dubai, in what came as a relief for the families and acq...

Maharashtra: Cancel NOC for coastal road project: Worli fishermen by Laxman Singh January 09, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

Damodar Tandel, president of the Akhil Maharashtra Macchhimar Kriti Samiti, told The Indian Express that the Municipal Commissioner has promised to set up a committee, comprising four members of the fishing community and municipal officials, to look into ...

Bangladesh: Genome sequence of Hilsa invented: Thanks to local scientists January 09, 2019   |  Source: The New Nation

It's very appreciating that, for the first time, a group of scientists of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh have invented the genome sequencing of our national fish- Hilsa. After jute, the local scientists have opened up a new horizon...

Pakistan: Development Scheme Of Forest Wildlife & Fisheries Sector Approved January 09, 2019   |  Source: Urdu Point

Punjab Provincial Development Working Party approved development scheme of Forest Wildlife & Fisheries (FW&F) Sector with an estimated cost of 32,426 million. The scheme was approved in the Special meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of...

Maldives: Govt issues equipment for diamondback squid fishing by Mariyam Malsa January 09, 2019   |  Source: The Edition

Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture announced on Sunday the release of ten sets of vertical longline gear for diamondback squid fishing, after the determination of related criteria. According to the ministry, interested individuals who have a fishing ve...

Myanmar: 2 more fish processing plants in Myanmar permitted to export to EU January 09, 2019   |  Source: Xinhuanet

Two more fish processing plants in Myanmar have been permitted to export their products to the European Union (EU), bringing the total number of such plants allowed for export to EU to 23, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday. The t...

World News: 2019: The year to end harmful fisheries subsidies by PETER THOMSON January 09, 2019   |  Source: IISD

A truth that is fundamental to humanity’s existence is that the Ocean sustains life on planet Earth. Think only of the way the Ocean provides us with over 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe, and the motivation to secure the Ocean’s health is incontro...

India: New draft rules will marginalise fisherfolk, hand over India’s coasts to tourists, real estate firms by Nityanand Jayaraman January 07, 2019   |  Source: Scroll.in

Any seagoing fisherman will tell you that the sea can be a terrifying place. Only minds shaped by elite ignorance can see the sea as merely an aesthetic resource to be consumed and the seashore as just another piece of real estate to be developed. Yet, th...

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