Libyan Coast Guard Reportedly Shoots Italian Fisherman

The Libyan Coast Guard reportedly shot and injured a crew member of an Italian fishing vessel on May 6, Italian media reported. Italian media reported that members of the Libyan Coast Guard fired warning shots near a pair of fishing …

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UK Sends Two Royal Navy Boats to Jersey after Threats of a French Blockade

The UK has sent two Royal Navy boats to Jersey after France threatened to deploy a blockade of the island’s main port over a post-Brexit fishing row. The tensions started afterJersey, a self-governing British Crown dependency off the coast of …

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French Fishermen to Block Trucks Carrying Fish from the UK to Protest Brexit Fishing Deal

Over 100 French fishermen on Thursday night blocked trucks carrying fish from United Kingdom waters from entering Europe’s largest seafood processing center in the northern town of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Protesters were mad by the difficulties in obtaining licenses that would allow …

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Chinese Fishing Vessel Runs Aground on Mauritius Coral Reef

The Mauritius government deployed its coastguard and armed forces to rescue 26 crew of the Chinese-flagged crawler on Monday after it ran aground off the Indian Ocean archipelago nation coral reefs.  The 16 crew — 14 Chinese, one Indonesian, and …

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Thirty-one Fisherman Rescued from Sinking Vessel Off Coast of Nova Scotia

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, in cooperation with the Canadian Air Force, rescued 31 fishermen after the fishermen sent a distress call from aboard their sinking ship 130 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The trouble started late Tuesday …

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Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors Hard Hit by COVID says UN FAO

Global fisheries and aquaculture operations struggle as further lockdowns threaten supply and demand according to a report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Fish supply, consumption and trade revenue for 2020 is expected to decline, with global aquaculture …

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