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El Salvador fishers fight over dwindling catch February 07, 2013   |  Source : IPS

Boats were tying up at the jetty and there was a bustle of activity as vendors cried their wares, offering shellfish to potential buyers, while young people, sharp knives in hand, filleted sea bass and red snapper. Meanwhile, on the promenade, octogenaria...

Govts, IFIs collaborate to dam rivers, ruin ecology, says Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum January 24, 2013   |  Source : Dawn  | Copyright : 2013 DAWN.COM

All governments of the world, including Pakistan’s, and international financial institutions have collaborated with one another to ruin ecology of rivers and deltaic regions by imprisoning them with dams in the name of development, says chairman of the ...

Chile's Constitutional Tribunal rules in favour of fishery privatization, rejects ILO Convention 169 January 23, 2013   |  Source : Ecoceanos News

With its judgment on the night of 23 January 2013, the Constitutional Tribunal of Chile challenged the United Nations Office for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and questioned the entire academic and judicial system that defends the rights of indig...

Thailand fisheries want Bangladesh workers January 22, 2013   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : The Post Publishing PCL 1996-2012

The fishing industry wants the government to work with authorities in Bangladesh to supply 50,000 workers to solve a labour shortage in Thailand's growing fisheries industry. The National Fisheries Association of Thailand has also proposed that the gov...

Finnwatch reveals serious human rights violations behind European food brands from Thai factories January 20, 2013   |  Source : Finnwatch

A new report by Finnwatch reveals serious violations of basic human and labour rights in Thai factories involved in the production of major Finnish and European retail chains' private label products. Finnwatch investigated the responsibility of two tu...

Fish farms are just the tip of aquaculture industry, finds Norwegian food research institute January 11, 2013   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

An increasing amount of the employment linked to the aquaculture industry is found in companies that supply services to the industry. This is one of the findings of a report produced by Nofima, the Norwegian food research institute, on commission from the...

Namibia: Fisheries union wary of Chinese involvement by Adam Hartman January 07, 2013   |  Source : The Namibian  | Copyright : 2013 The Namibian

The allocation of quotas to more fishing companies, especially Chinese companies, is a major concern because it is to the detriment of existing companies and the fishermen, says the president of the Namibia Fishing Industries and Fishermen Workers Union,...

Trawling ban means end of an era for Hong Kong's fishermen by Cheung Chi-fai January 01, 2013   |  Source : SCMP  | Copyright : 2012 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd.

Keung Pak-ho first went out to sea at the age of eight, helping his father steer their wooden fishing sampan. By the age of 14, he was a skilled fisherman on a shrimp trawler, supporting his widowed mother and brothers. Today, the 65-year-old father...

Bangladesh launches community insurance for 2 mn fishermen by Syful Islam December 18, 2012   |  Source : AlertNet  | Copyright : 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladesh has launched a community-based insurance scheme to provide financial security to over two million coastal fishermen whose work is becoming increasingly dangerous as the number and severity of storms increase and become more unpredictable. Fi...

New fisheries act for Jamaica still long in coming by Christopher Serju December 13, 2012   |  Source : Jamaica Gleaner  | Copyright : 2012 Gleaner Company Ltd.

Jamaica's agriculture ministry has failed to deliver on the promised transformation of its fisheries division into an executive agency and promulgation of a new fisheries act, with no resolution of either issue in sight. Andre Kong, acting chief execu...

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