fisheries | fisherfolk

  • 24-Nov-2008
    Philippine fishers warn against sectoral talks in WTO

    A national coalition of 14 fisher federations in the Philippines warned against mandatory "sectoral" talks in the World Trade Organization, saying that it would only benefit rich countries that wanted more market access for their products. On Friday, which was World Fishers Day, about 200 members of Kilusang Mangingisda also picketed the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture and Asian Development Bank to protest against policies promoting fisheries trade liberalization.

  • 22-Nov-2008 Electronic Intifada
    Israeli gunboats kidnap Gaza fisherman, peaceworkers

    "The EU-Israel Association Agreement should be suspended until Israel complies with international law. It was only last week that I personally met with the fishermen whose boats were illegally water-cannoned and fired upon by Israeli gunboats as they peacefully fish in Gaza waters."

  • 15-Oct-2008 GMA News
    Int’l signature drive vs Jpepa launched in Bangkok

    An international signature drive has been launched in Bangkok, Thailand asking the Philippine Senate to recall the ratification of the controversial Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa).

  • 13-Oct-2008
    Int’l signature drive vs Jpepa launched in Bangkok

    An international signature drive has been launched in Bangkok, Thailand asking the Philippine Senate to recall the ratification of the controversial Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa).

  • 15-Aug-2008 IPS
    La surpêche a un lien avec la crise alimentaire et la migration

    Les mers d’Afrique de l’ouest subissent une dévastation due à la surpêche légale et illégale, pendant que les industries de pêche locales sont en déclin, selon un rapport publié récemment par l’organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) ActionAid. En plus, les accords de partenariat économique tels que proposés actuellement par l’UE ne font qu’exacerber le problème.

  • 12-Aug-2008
    Overfishing linked to food crisis, migration

    According to a recent report by the nongovernmental organisation ActionAid, West African seas are being devastated by legal and illegal overfishing, while local fishing industries decline. Moreover, the economic partnership agreements in their currently proposed form only exacerbate this problem.

  • 5-Aug-2008 BYM
    Brussels and Israel. EU agreement reached to liberalise trade in Agricultural and Fishery Products

    Negotiators have reached a preliminary agreement to further liberalise trade in agricultural and processed agricultural products and fish and fishery products between the European Union and the State of Israel

  • 2-Aug-2008 GMA News
    Pamalakaya to spearhead ’Jpepa free zone’ campaign

    A Filipino fisherfolk alliance is set to lead an across-the-country campaign to oppose the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa), which is still pending ratification in the Senate.

  • 2-Aug-2008 UPI
    Japan trade deal imperils Filipino fishers

    Groups opposed to the bilateral economic agreement between Japan and the Philippines expressed fears that its ratification could lead to an inflow of secondhand Japanese ships - similar to the MV Princess of the Stars, a ferry owned by Sulpicio Lines, which sank last month at the height of Typhoon Frank (also known as Typhoon Fengshen).

  • 26-Jun-2008
    RP fishers buck EU-ASEAN free trade deal

    A group of small-scale fishers in the Philippines is against a free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • 17-Jun-2008 GMANews
    Group urges Palace to reveal content of RP-US free trade pact

    A militant fisher folk group urged Malacañang on Tuesday to disclose the content of the proposed RP-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which it said might be the top agenda of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s state visit to the United States next week.

  • 20-Apr-2008 Inquirer
    Filipino fishers JPEPA’s biggest losers, says leftwing group

    If approved, an estimated 200,000 metric tons of tuna would be fished annually by the Japanese in Philippine waters under the agreement. This would amount to $970 million annual loses for the Philippine fisher folk sector.

  • 4-Apr-2008
    Maori divided over free trade deal

    Ngai Tahu Seafood, the lucrative fisheries arm of one of the largest Maori tribes, says the Government’s controversial free-trade pact with China is a good deal and will earn the iwi millions of dollars.

  • 22-Jan-2008 Reuters
    EU keen to renegotiate Mauritania fish deal

    European Commission experts will head to Mauritania later this week to renegotiate the EU’s most valuable fishing deal with another country. The European Union has signed more than 20 bilateral fishing agreements, nearly all with developing countries and mostly in Africa, that give the EU a substantial extra supply of fish. The deal with Mauritania is the largest and most valuable.

  • 21-Dec-2007
    India’s FTA rush: Kerala’s farmers and fishworkers stand to lose

    New FTAs such as the EU-India Trade and Investment Agreement, India-Thailand FTA and the ASEAN-India Regional Trade and Investment Area pose threats to the fishing community in Kerala.

  • 28-Nov-2007 The Hindu
    Consultations held on India-EU trade pact

    Fishermen want 40 varieties in the negative list

  • 27-Nov-2007 AHN
    Philippine fisherfolks seek international support against Philippine-Japan trade deal

    An alliance of Philippines fishermen is trying to protect itself and Philippine waters from being over fished by huge Japanese factory fishing ships.

  • 3-Oct-2007 AFP
    Philippine Senators ’could reject’ Japan free trade deal

    Philippine lawmakers are unlikely to ratify a free trade agreement with Japan in the deal’s present form, the president of the Southeast Asian nation’s Senate said Tuesday.

  • 1-Oct-2007 The Hindu
    State’s favourite fish may escape duty-free import net

    Oil sardine and mackerel are likely to escape the list of duty-free import from Europe in the Indo-European Union trade and investment agreement, set to be signed late next year. The exemption is a major victory for fish workers.

  • 12-Sep-2007 New Kerala
    Kerala to pressurise Centre on including fish in FTA

    The Kerala government is anxiously watching the move by the European Union to import 40 varieties of fish to India, as part of the proposed Indo-EU bilateral FTA, as it would adversely affect the state’s traditional fishing sector.

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