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China resolute in combating water pollution along Yangtze River

Yangtze River

China, on Monday, January 6, 2020 pledged to make substantial progress in protecting the environment of areas along the Yangtze River Economic Belt by 2020 to win overall battle against pollution, an official said. Yangtze River Liu Peng, an official with Ministry of Transport (MOT), said China would launch a one-year campaign in treating /preventing pollution of ships and ports ...

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Chinese lawmakers call for more efforts to protect Yangtze River

Yangtze River

Chinese lawmakers, on Friday, December 27, 2019 held panel discussions to deliberate the draft law on Yangtze River conservation during an ongoing legislative session of the country’s top legislature. Yangtze River The draft was submitted on Monday to the National People’s Congress (NPC), Standing Committee for the first reading. However, the lawmakers acknowledged the necessity of national legislation to protect ...

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COP25 tagged ‘Blue COP’ as Chile announces Platform for Ocean Solutions

Platform for Ocean Solutions

Chile has announced the “Platform for Ocean Solutions” at the ongoing COP25 in Madrid, Spain. COP25 president, Carolina Schmidt, with Prince Albert II of Monaco and other delegates, unveil the details of the online portal The conference president, Carolina Schmidt, joined by Prince Albert II of Monaco, unveiled the details of the online portal that will bring together the necessary ...

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UNN research centre recommends review of Fishery Act

UNN REPRC

The Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre (REPRC) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, has proposed a review of the Fishery Act of 1992 to accommodate regulatory measures that will curtail the depletion of fish and other aquatic creatures in the nation’s shelf. Some of the participants at the forum: L-R: Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone, Director of REPC; ...

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Experts flay increasing illegal fishing on West Africa coastline

Kofi Agbogah

Fishing and marine conservation experts have expressed concern over the need for West African countries to jointly stem the increasing illegal fishing activities in West African coastline. Kofi Agbogah This call was made in Grand Popo, Republic of Benin, during the just concluded workshop on fight against Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the gulf of Benin (IUU). In a ...

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Ocean clean-up project scoops up first batch of plastic in Pacific

Ocean Cleanup

A waste collection system tasked with ridding the world’s oceans of plastic has begun raking up debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after a year of testing and one major setback, its Dutch inventor said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The Ocean Cleanup project “Today, I am very proud to share with you that we’re now catching plastics,” said ...

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‘World leaders can’t ignore grim facts from IPCC’s oceans report’

Healthy Oceans

Scale of threat to oceans and ice ecosystems and the communities dependent on them requires rapid and unprecedented political action to stop the climate crisis, says the Climate Action Network (CAN) Healthy oceans have a central role to play in solving one of the biggest problems of the 21st century – how to feed nine billion people by 2050. Photo news: FAO The ...

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Rivers Day: Group seeks legal backing for rights to waterways

River Ethiope

The Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers (FCNR) has presented two draft bills to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law. The River Ethiope The presentation was made on Monday, September 23, 2019 as part of events for the World Rivers Day that was officially observed on Sunday, September 22. It had “Waterways in our communities” as its ...

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Scientists develop instruments for marine biological survey

Marine wildlife

Chinese scientists on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 developed online monitoring instruments for marine biological surveys and tested them in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Marine wildlife The instruments were developed by Hefei Institutes of Physical Science under the CAS. A series of instruments with different functions had been developed including those ...

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Fishers lament effects of oil spill, chemical pollution on fishing business

Overfishing

President, Fishermen Association of Lagos State, Alhaji Fasasi Adekunle, has said that activities of multi-national companies on the high sea had led to water pollution and dearth of fish. Large scale fishing Adekunle told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, September 16, 2019 that multi-national companies were causing oil spill and chemical pollution which had driven ...

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