Category Archives: Middle East

“FINALLY turning the tide on decades of overfishing and mismanagement”: Mediterranean countries launch new plan to transform small-scale fisheries

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BIODIVERSITY: ‘Corporate control & global governance of marine genetic resources’ paper; “~half of Earth’s surface is left with no regulations”

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REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

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SEAFOOD Watch launches Seafood Slavery Risk Tool with SFP & Liberty Asia; Aims to help businesses identify human rights abuses

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WILD fisheries landings decline (40% below their late 1980s peak) while aquaculture surges – New OECD report

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SALT: New Alliance aims to “tackle illegal fishing by improving seafood supply chains”; U.S. AID & Foundations-funded

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“TRANSPARENCY is coming to the fore”: Expanding sustainable [sea]food market bringing fraud risks; Organic & eco-labelled foods at high risk

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WWF report maps contribution of Mediterranean Sea to the region “in new ways”; Finds that overall value of Med’s natural assets is “at least US$5.6 trillion”

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MAPPING global aquaculture’s potential: “11,400,000 km2 are potentially suitable for fish & >1,500,000 km2 could be developed for bivalves”

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INVASIVE species: Half of the ships passing along Mediterranean coast of Israel carry damaging ascidians – Tel Aviv University researchers

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TiLV: FAO / GIEWS issues ‘Special Alert’ over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish; Confirmed in 5 countries in 3 continents

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“OVERALL… aquaculture still has a long road to acceptance”… “Aquaculture Gains Sustainability Cred”

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New FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (issue #56 – April 2017) is out

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“FURTHER potential in the Middle East”: Connemara firm strikes “long term deal” to supply U.A.E. supermarket chain with organically farmed salmon

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108 million people in world face severe food insecurity – “situation worsening” – New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed

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EUROPEAN Commission secures 10-year pledge to save Mediterranean fish stocks; Many points, incl. support of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture

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WATER scarcity needs “urgent and massive response” in N. Africa & Near East; Sustainable water use for agriculture requires transforming food systems & diets – FAO

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WIN-WIN less & better fishing…? “Giving Oceans a break could generate US$83 billion in additional benefits for fisheries” – World Bank report

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FISHWISE releases traceability & social responsibility White Papers aimed at strengthening efforts throughout seafood supply chains & industries

Continue reading FISHWISE releases traceability & social responsibility White Papers aimed at strengthening efforts throughout seafood supply chains & industries