Millions of people in the Asian region depend on fisheries for a living,
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Indigenous communities key to climate deal, say Indonesian activists December 05, 2009   |  Source : Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : 2009, Jakarta Globe

Indonesia has a lot to gain from a deal at Copenhagen on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme. But its hopes of being the poster child for REDD will not work without the inclusion and participation of the country’s ind...

Marine reserves can be an effective tool for managing fisheries, says study November 10, 2009   |  Source : Science Daily  | Copyright : Science Daily.com, 2009

A recent study in the Gulf of California, for example, confirmed the validity of a key concept behind marine reserves--the idea that offspring produced in a protected area can replenish the stocks of harvested species outside the reserve. "It seems rea...

Small-scale fisheries in EU viable, sustainable, say workshop participants November 05, 2009   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2009 ICSF

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"Our sector can be viable, sustainable, and with a promising future, if given fair treatment and due recognition", runs the preamble of the Statement signed up to by over 60 participants from eight countries who took part in the workshop, titled "Common F...

Fisheries regime infringes native rights, Canada court rules November 04, 2009   |  Source : The Globe and Mail  | Copyright : The Globe and Mail, 2009

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has given the federal government and the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation of Vancouver Island two years to come up a solution after finding that the current fisheries regime infringed on the natives' aboriginal rights. Madam Jus...

FAO targets land tenure October 29, 2009   |  Source : Afrique en ligne

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has begun widespread consultations over the first-ever international guidelines on governance of tenure to land and other natural resources such as water supplies, fisheries and forests. The co...

Indonesia to create regional fisheries courts by Arti Ekawati October 29, 2009   |  Source : http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/house-to-create-regional-fisheries-courts/332544  | Copyright : 2009 The Jakarta Globe

With its current term coming to an end today, Indonesia's House of Representative is set to pass a new fisheries bill that would require the government to establish special fisheries tribunals in five major fishing ports around the country. It also would ...

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum campaign for World Fishermen Day October 23, 2009   |  Source : The News  | Copyright : The News, 2009

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) has decided to observe a week-long cultural activities to create greater awareness and enthusiasm about World Fishermen Day, which will be celebrated on November 21 at Karachi’s coastal locality Ibrahim Hydri. This...

Papua New Guineans protest World Bank's ill-conceived expansion of Pacific tuna fish harvest October 20, 2009   |  Source : EcoEarth.info  | Copyright : 1999-2009, EcoEarth.Info a Project of Ecological Internet

Over 500 people gathered at the Madang Provincial Government Headquarters on Thursday, October 15th, to protest Papua New Guinea governments' support for the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ). The PMIZ, at Vidar along the North Coast Road, is expected...

Pakistan fisherfolk to launch struggle against deep-sea trawlers October 20, 2009   |  Source : International The News  | Copyright : International The News, 2009

Fisherfolk from Sindh and Balochistan in Pakistan have decided to initiate a joint struggle against the government-licensed deep-sea trawlers that use destructive nets to catch fish, and have sought to apprise the government of the adverse ecological impa...

Landmark pact indicates global support for indigenous peoples, says UN expert October 19, 2009   |  Source : UN News Centre

The international community showed its support for the world’s nearly 400 million indigenous people by adopting the landmark 2007 declaration outlining their rights, a United Nations independent human rights said today. The adoption of the Declaratio...

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