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Illegal fishing still a threat to Irrawaddy dolphins

Despite strict measures and awareness-raising campaigns dedicated to the protection and conservation of Irrawaddy dolphins, illegal fishing remains persistent on the Mekong River, casting a threat to the already-endangered freshwater species. Mok Ponlok, deputy chief of Kratie Provincial Fisheries Administration, said yesterday the administration has, during ...

Som Kanika

Despite pressure from domestic fishing groups, Thailand pledges to continue reforms on IUU fishing, forced labor

Thailand Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has confirmed his country will continue to reform its seafood industry, despite mounting pressure from domestic fishing groups. Wongsuwan made the statement in an 18 October meeting with Environmental Justice Foundation Executive Director Steve Trent, according to EJF. Keep reading ...

Toan Dao

Within Sight: An End To Illegal Fishing In The Pacific By 2020

Illegal fishing is a security threat, ecological emergency and human rights crisis, but it can be stopped by 2020, according to the Friends of Ocean Action a public-private partnership involving a group of more than 50 global leaders who are fast-tracking solutions to the most ...

Thailand reports progress in tackling human-trafficking and illegal fishing

Thailand has reported progress in its efforts to tackle human-trafficking and illegal fishing activities. On Wednesday, a government-appointed committee, tasked with steering the reform of public administration and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, was presented with a report on progress ...

Việt Nam, Australia sign MOU to combat illegal fishing

On the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Cần Thơ, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn held a bilateral meeting with Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston to discuss co-operation in agro-business and fishing.Keep reading ...

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