Category Archives: Africa

“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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SUSTAINABLE crop certification “could do more to help world’s poorest farmers”; 84,853 certs covering >1 million farms mapped

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ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

Continue reading ASC – May 2018 Update: 11,904 approved products in 68 countries; ~750,000t of ASC-certified farmed salmon & 202,000t of tilapia… 

ANTARCTICA: Two more IUU vessels arrested; Had been using African coastal ports as hideaways to avoid detection – COLTO

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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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88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide; UF reports 2017 as “average year”; One attack in England…

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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

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

PROVIDING greater transparency in seafood via retailers: Walmart US joins Ocean Disclosure Project

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“NOISE pollution in the oceans is a growing problem”: Oysters close their shells in response to low-frequency sounds

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INTERNATIONAL Feed Industry Federation releases its 2016/2017 Annual Report

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RURAL areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries; “sweeping transformations needed” – FAO

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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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EU & FAO join forces to take action on food waste and antimicrobial resistance: “AMR marks a grave societal and economic burden”

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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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SMALL-scale fisheries are no “relics of a bygone age”: New study maps policy dilemmas affecting those who provide most of the fish we eat

Continue reading SMALL-scale fisheries are no “relics of a bygone age”: New study maps policy dilemmas affecting those who provide most of the fish we eat