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FAO/BOBP-IGO Expert Meeting on methodologies for Conducting Fishing Fleet Techno-Economic Performance Reviews - 18-20 Sep 2018
  FAO/BOBP-IGO Expert Meeting on methodologies for Conducting Fishing Fleet Techno-Economic Performance Reviews - 18-20 September 2018, Chennai, Tamil Nadu...More details Please click.

Posted on September 18 2018

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Trouble in MSC tuna ‘paradise’ as PNG seeks to break from Pacifical
An association of powerful tuna firms in Papua New Guinea (PNG), which boasts some Asian giants as members, intends to obtain its own Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification and terminate a collaboration with Pacifical, an EU-based sales company which uses the marketing line "sustainable tuna straight from paradise".

Posted on September 15 2018

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Law of the Sea Convention Expands to Cover Marine Biological Diversity
Dr Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations & former co-Chair of the UN Adhoc Working Group on Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction...

Posted on September 14 2018

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Previously unreported species of sharks found in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A fish landing surveys conducted from January 2017 to April 2018 recorded twelve previously unreported species from the archipelago. These are the bignose shark...

Posted on September 12 2018

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Insight Report on Safety in the Fishing Industry
New@BOBP-IGO Library: Insight Report on Safety in the Fishing Industry, The BOBP Library has recently received a copy of this Lloyd’s Register Foundation publication. This 40+ page report contains 4 chapters including an overview on fishing safety, causes of fishing fatalities, areas of action, improving safety in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and recommendations.  

Posted on September 10 2018

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IATTC maintains conservation measures amid disagreements on tuna fleet capacity plan
The yearly meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), held on Aug. 24-30 in San Diego, California, decided to keep in force the same conservation measures for tropical tunas that were approved last year. These will be reviewed in 2020, attendees at the meeting told Undercurrent News.

Posted on September 01 2018

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Policy Brief on Capacity Development as a Key Aspect of a New International Agreement on Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
BOBP-IGO contributes to the forthcoming UN Intergovernmental Conference on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)

Posted on September 01 2018

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