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Maritime treaty protects rights of all seafarers August 19, 2013   |  Source : UN Radio  | Copyright : 2013 United Nations Radio

The rights of all people who work on vessels will now be protected under international law when the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) comes into effect on Tuesday. The treaty covers all seafarers, including those who work aboard cruise ships. Pa...

$300 million at stake if foreign charter vessels forced out of New Zealand by Michael Field July 31, 2013   |  Source : Stuff.co.nz  | Copyright : Fairfax NZ News

New Zealand will lose $300 million if foreign charter fishing vessels with low-wage Asian crews are made to leave, prominent iwi leader Sonny Tau claims. Maori will also suffer significantly by losing quota value, he added. The chairman of Te Runang...

Fishing industry workforce will lose out again, says New Zealand union July 31, 2013   |  Source : Voxy  | Copyright : 2008-2013 Digital Advance Limited

Workers in the land-based fishing industry in New Zealand will lose out again if proposed exemptions from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill go ahead, the Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota...

Exemption in fisheries bill 'should be thrown out', says New Zealand Maritime Union July 31, 2013   |  Source : VOXY  | Copyright : Voxy.co,nz

The Maritime Union says that an exemption for Japanese tuna fishers and some iwi quota holders in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill should be thrown out. Last minute changes to the Bill by the Primary Production S...

Too many fishing deaths, says Canadian safety association by Greg Bennett July 29, 2013   |  Source : The Coastguard  | Copyright : TC Media

The Canadian fishing industry has seen much tragedy on the water in 2013. In February, the area mourned the loss of five young fishermen on the Miss Ally, capsized by in vicious winter storm. With the recent death of another local man, people have q...

New Zealand Select Committee recommends loophole for reflagging fishing vessels by Paul McBeth July 25, 2013   |  Source : National Business Review (NBR)  | Copyright : National Business Review (NBR)

Parliament's primary production select committee wants to give foreign fishing vessels loopholes to get around registering under a New Zealand flag in their report back on legislation forcing the ships to change their colours. The committee, chaired by...

FAO, ILO urge nations to protect children June 30, 2013   |  Source : GBN  | Copyright : 2009 Ghana Business News

Governments need to take measures to protect children from harmful work in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, say the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to a guidance document publishe...

UN agencies call for better protection of children working in fishing industry June 27, 2013   |  Source : UN News Centre  | Copyright : United Nations 2013

Governments must take measures to protect children from harmful work in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, two United Nations agencies stressed today, noting that many are exposed to hazardous working conditions even when their countries have signed t...

Belizean fisheries project could help protect indigenous lands while easing border tensions by Kelli Barrett June 26, 2013   |  Source : Ecosystem Marketplace  | Copyright : 2010, The Katoomba Group

The little nation of Belize is covered in rainforests, wetlands and mangroves rich in biodiversity and natural resources. It is one of the most forested Central American nations and contains part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, a habitat corridor...

Thailand govt pledges a better deal for fishermen May 29, 2013   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : The Post Publishing PCL 1996-2013

Thailand's Labour Ministry is taking steps to provide better protection for commercial fishermen, especially migrant workers in the industry. Anusorn Kraiwatnusorn, an assistant to the labour minister, said efforts are being made to ensure trawlers ar...

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