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EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling on fishing and trade in Northern Ireland
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EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling on fishing and trade in Northern Ireland

In less than a year after finalizing Brexit, the European Union and Britain are back to quarreling with UK wanting changes on trade deal in Northern Ireland and France wanting more fishing licenses from London

Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts
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Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts

A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.

World Oceans Day 2021: Significance of day to educate people about importance of global water bodies
India

World Oceans Day 2021: Significance of day to educate people about importance of global water bodies

The United Nations has designated 8 June to be observed as World Oceans Day, This year, the theme is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods'

World Oceans Day 2021: Good enough might be the best long term option to protect our ocean
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World Oceans Day 2021: Good enough might be the best long term option to protect our ocean

Often, “protection” amounts to nothing more than lines on maps in government offices while fishing continues unabated in the water.

After being hit by COVID-19 crisis, fishing season offers hope to Senegal's women
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After being hit by COVID-19 crisis, fishing season offers hope to Senegal's women

In the small community of Bargny, women support their families by drying, smoking, salting and fermenting the catch brought home by male villagers.

Livelihoods of Worli's Koli community, impacted by coastal infra projects, further battered by COVID-19 crisis
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Livelihoods of Worli's Koli community, impacted by coastal infra projects, further battered by COVID-19 crisis

For years, artisanal Kolis at Worli have been coping with environmental and community endangerment from coastal development projects. The COVID-19 lockdown has added to the woes of the fishing community.

Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
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Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply

Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.

Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation
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Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation

They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.

In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance
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In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance

The locals consider them to be lower caste people. The land dwellers are the main customers of these fishers, as they do business with the ‘Babaija’. It is a relation of monetary transactions, not one of kinship.

Number of sharks, rays have fallen more than 70 percent between 1970-2018
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Number of sharks, rays have fallen more than 70 percent between 1970-2018

While climate change and pollution also imperil shark survival, increased fishing pressure is the greatest threat for every oceanic shark species.

We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
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We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago

Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.

Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port
India

Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port

Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula and have triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths. The manta rays caught on Wednesday weigh 750 kg and 250 kg each.

Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka
India

Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka

Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.

Despite fishing activities being exempted under lockdown, fisherfolk in Odisha say workforce, logistics, market situation major hurdles in wake of COVID-19
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Despite fishing activities being exempted under lockdown, fisherfolk in Odisha say workforce, logistics, market situation major hurdles in wake of COVID-19

Highlighting why exemption of fisheries and related activities from lockdown restrictions may not help fishing communities and businesses much, experts have said that logistics, manpower and market situation in the wake of COVID-19 stand as major obstacles.

Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident
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Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident

Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
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The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe

With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.

One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal
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One of a kind study provides roadmap for protecting oceans in keeping with UN goal

The United Nations are had set a goal that 10 percent of the oceans are made MPAs by 2020.

Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river
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Livelihoods of Pakistan fishing communities along the Indus dry up with the river

Dam construction and other upstream activities have left the fishing communities in Pakistan along the Indus with little to fish, and livelihoods that have dried up with the river.

Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security
India

Wildlife Week 2019: Maharashtra's humpback dolphins locked in battle for safe habitats and food security

Studying human-animal interaction will allow us to understand this relationship and help in conservation efforts.

Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
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Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide

Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.