Ninety states sign UN deal to end illegal fishing

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A landmark trade agreement to remove US$35 billion worth of fish subsidies has been signed by 90 countries, among them, 48 African states, Asian and countries in the Pacific region, to end harmful fishing and to implement measures to conserve … Read More

Greenpeace urges African leaders to promote transparency in maritime fishing

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Greenpeace, an independent global campaigning organisation acting to protect and conserve the environment, urged African leaders to adopt emergency and concrete measures for greater transparency aimed at the elimination of illegal maritime fishing. In a statement, … Read More

Kenya: Countries recognise small-scale fishers’ key role

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Several countries endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. … Read More