The Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) union is calling for the immediate dismissal of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters’ (FISH-NL) certification application to the Labour Relations Board, stating FISH-NL has insufficient support to initiate a ratification vote.
FISH-NL and the FFAW are at odds over membership numbers stated in a board report released to the two parties for comment Friday afternoon.
The board’s report is the result of its investigation into FISH-NL’s 2016 application for union certification, and includes information on union membership numbers.
The FFAW says FISH-NL’s lack of support is proven with the report.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has pledged assistance and support to Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia.
Go made the pledge a day after welcoming 31 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia on Friday in Davao City.
“I’m happy that our government has been doing its best to repatriate our countrymen from Indonesia,” he said.
Go, one of the possible Senate bets of the ruling PDP-Laban political party in the 2019 mid-term polls, said he would bring up the issue of overstaying Filipinos in Indonesia to the attention of the chief executive.
Freshwater fish diversity is harmed as much by selective logging in rainforests as they are by complete deforestation, according to a new study.
Researchers had expected the level of damage would rise depending on the amount of logging and were surprised to discover the impact of removing relatively few trees.
There are many types of logging that occur in rainforests, from 'selective logging' - only taking certain species - to complete logging and the transformation of the rainforest to oil-palm plantations.
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The beach in Dakar, Senegal is empty except for a group of singing fishermen, pushing their colorful wooden boat back to shore. The windy weather has kept many on land today – including Mamadou Mbaye, head of Senegal’s fishermen union. He says the sea is depleted of fish because of foreign trawlers, and fishermen often work three straight months in order to make just under USD 20 a day – half of which goes to expenses like gasoline. And here’s no guarantee they’ll catch something. The fish, he adds, started to go away about ten years ago.
While climate change is one issue leading to a depletion of fish stocks in West Africa, foreign industrial fleets – sometimes fishing illegally – come with their trawlers and capture large quantities of fish, leaving fewer fish for local fishermen to catch. One mega-trawler can capture up to 20,000 tons of fish a year, the annual capacity of about 1,700 of the large wooden canoes local West African fishermen use. As a result, West Africa is losing USD 1.3 billion a year. Senegal, one of the countries hardest hit, is losing USD 300 million a year, or 2 percent of its GDP.
First squid fishery to attain MSC standard United States
The US Northeastern longfin inshore squid fishery in the Northwest Atlantic is the first squid fishery in the world to achieve Marine Stewardship Council certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
Invasive seaweed could affect fish behaviour United States
The change in the seascape from kelp habitats to lower turf-dominated seaweed species may impact the behaviour of fish and could be leaving them less options for refuge and more vulnerable to predator...
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