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New Zealand issues alert over toxic shellfish


New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 issued a public health warning on the consumption of toxic shellfish from the coastal area of the Bay of Plenty down to Bowentown Heads. Shellfish Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region in the North Island have shown levels of toxins above the safe limit, said ...

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Greenpeace welcomes EU decision on Thai fishing industry

Tara Buakamsri

Greenpeace welcomes the European Union’s decision to withdraw threat to ban Thai seafood imports owing to progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, its Directorate for Southeast Asia said. Tara Buakamsri “We applaud the Thai government for taking the necessary and essential steps towards reform in the Thai fishing industry,’’ the country’s director, Tara Buakamsri, said. Thailand’s multi-billion-dollar fishing ...

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Two out of 200 lost shipping containers hold toxic materials

Lost shipping containers

Two of the over 200 lost containers that were knocked from one of the world’s largest cargo ships hold dangerous materials, it has been revealed. Lost shipping containers One that broke open was transporting 250 sacks of toxic peroxide in powder form. Some sacks had washed up on shore. The other container with dangerous goods, which holds 1,400 kilograms of ...

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CCLME project to reverse marine ecosystems degradation

Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem

Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in the Gambia, Madam Perpetua Katepa-Kalala, has revealed that the objective of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) project is designed to help countries to bring together knowledge and capacity-building in order to establish adequate mechanisms of good governance. This, according to her, is aimed towards managing and reversing the ...

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World Fisheries Day: FISON pledges sustainable aquaculture production


The Fisheries Society of Nigerian (FISON) has pledged its support to make fisheries and aquaculture production sustainable in the country. The society made the pledge on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Lagos in commemoration of the 2018 World Fisheries Day. Fisheries stakeholders globally celebrate World Fisheries Day on Nov. 21 yearly with the 2018 theme: Labour rights are human rights: ...

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Kaduna fishermen decry disappearance of species of fish


Some fishermen on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 lamented the disappearance of some species of fish in the Kangami Dam, River Kaduna. The fishermen in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna said that they were generating huge revenue from species such as sardine, tilapia and others, many of which had disappeared from the river. They said that ...

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World Rivers Day: Group advocates for rights of rivers

Ethiope River

Bothered by the array of threats faced by Nigerian rivers, the Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers (FCNR) has launched an advocacy campaign for rights of streams in the country. FCNR officials stated that this was undertaken to mark the World Rivers Day (WRD) on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The WRD is a global celebration of the world’s waterways observed ...

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World Rivers Day: Promoting stewardship, encouraging river conservation


The World Rivers Day promotes stewardship, increases awareness and encourages river conservation across the globe, according to its promoters. Millions of people around the world will participate in the 2018 World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 23. With many of the world’s rivers facing increasing pressures associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, more than 70 countries are participating ...

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Adidas makes Real Madrid’s kit from recycled ocean plastic

Real Madrid

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have collaborated on the third kit for Real Madrid FC of Spain. The kits, made from recycled ocean plastic, are being sold for £64.95 at the official Real Madrid Store and will be worn during the 2018/19 season. The coral colour of the strip is designed to reflect the various shades of coral to ...

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Lagos seeks protection of marine environment

Ibeshe Waterfront

The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, has urged the residents of the state to always protect the marine environment due to its socio-economic values. Durosinmi-Etti said this on Thursday, September 6, 2018 during the clean-up of Ibeshe Waterfront in Ikorodu, marking the maiden edition of the Clean-up of Lagos Waterfront. He said that residents should stop ...

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