fisheries | fisherfolk


  • 5-Sep-2007 Reuters
    Philippines wants fishing agreement in S. China Sea

    The Philippines wants an agreement to allow free fishing in disputed waters of the South China Sea

  • 31-Aug-2007 ABC
    Pacific: Trade officials deeply concerned about European offer

    Pacific trade officials and legal experts from 14 Pacific Island nations have just spent 3 days examing Europe’s draft agreement in detail and are deeply concerned about the text (audio)

  • 24-Aug-2007 UPI
    Japan eyes tuna in trade pact with Philippines

    What the Japanese government and its transnational fishing clients are really after are the Philippines’ precious tunas.

  • 14-Aug-2007 Japan Indymedia
    Fishy issues in Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA)

    The Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is up for ratification by the Philippine Senate. However, there are socio-environmental and equity issues on fisheries trade and investments that demand answers or solutions from policymakers of both countries.

  • 23-Jul-2007
    Fish exporters set conditions for EPAs

    With barely five months to go before the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) come into force, it is still unclear whether agreements in the negotiations will be reached.

  • 28-Jun-2007
    South Korea to spend $140 bln for US trade deal

    South Korea will spend more than 130 trillion won ($140.3 billion) through 2013 to compensate for losses to farms and fisheries stemming from a free trade deal with the United States, the government said on Thursday.

  • 13-Jun-2007 Universidad San Juan de la Cruz
    Perspectiva sobre el impacto del TLC para el desarrollo marino de Costa Rica

    Un análisis de las consecuencias inmediatas del TLC en el campo de los recursos marinos, indica que el 92% del territorio nacional queda a merced de los intereses de las grandes compañías trasnacionales, la cuales -a diferencia de los criollos- tienen el capital para explotar nuestros océanos

  • 12-Jun-2007 Diario Colatino
    Pescadores artesanales piden inclusión en negociaciones con la UE

    Los pescadores artesanales de la región centroamericana pidieron ser incluidos como sector, en las negociaciones de un acuerdo de asociación entre Centro América y la Unión Europea (UE)

  • 30-Apr-2007
    Cotonou’s demise - Namibia to lose millions

    The end of the World Trade Organisation waiver for Cotonou trade preferences at the end of this year will cost Namibia hundreds of millions, considering that the country’s agricultural and fish exports are built on the preferences.

  • 17-Apr-2007 IPS
    El Salvador: Spanish firm advocates, then breaks labour laws

    The Spanish tuna-fishing and processing company Grupo Calvo has been accused of serious anti-union practices in El Salvador. The paradox is that Calvo had insisted that this Central American country approve labour laws required by the European Union for the purpose of obtaining tariff exemptions, as a condition for continuing to invest here.

  • 21-Mar-2007 Harold Doan and Associates
    Thailand bilateral free trade with US alarms tuna industry key players

    Despite the positive prospects of the tuna industry, key players are alarmed with the recent move of other countries like Thailand which is seeking bilateral free trade agreement with the US.

  • 13-Feb-2007 MCOT
    Thai shrimp exporters fear new health rules in Australia

    Thai shrimp farmers have urged the government to speed up negotiations with Australia over its proposed health and safety standard before it comes into effect on February 21.

  • 17-Jan-2007
    Rafidah skirting main FTA issues

    International Trade and Industry Minister Rafidah Aziz has not addressed the main concerns surrounding the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), claimed a regional grouping of fishermen and farmers today.

  • 7-Dec-2006 INQ7
    Fishers planning summit protest alarmed by security measures

    Fisher folk groups are opposing the ASEAN’s Roadmap to Fisheries Integration, saying the facilitation of free trade of fisheries products without consideration for the biological limits to fisheries productivity would lead to overfishing and adversely affect artisanal fishers who could not compete with commercial fishing fleets.

  • 7-Dec-2006 Bangkok Post
    Shrimpers cry foul over new Australia ban

    Thai shrimpers yesterday submitted a letter to protest against Australia’s ban on shrimp imports even before its import risk analysis is completed. Viewing the move as unfair, Thai officials will also discuss the issue at a forum on the Thailand-Australia free trade agreement next week.

  • 5-Dec-2006 People’s Daily
    Indonesia fish export enjoys privilege in Japan

    Japan has vowed to exempt duty on 51 aquatic products from Indonesia within the next three to five years after the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

  • 21-Nov-2006 Oxfam New Zealand
    Fishing for a future

    Provides background information on fisheries in the Pacific and explores the pros and cons of a Pacific fisheries agreement with the EU.

  • 15-Nov-2006 Fiji Village
    Ministers endorse Multilateral Fisheries Partnership Agreement

    Pacific Island Countries now have a draft Multilateral Fisheries Partnership Agreement (MFPA) to negotiate with the European Union (EU) as part of the region’s Economic Partnership Agreement(EPA).

  • 6-Nov-2006 INQ7
    Militants to take fight vs trade pact to Japan

    The militant leftist group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is bringing the struggle against the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) right to the heart of that North Asian country—the Diet—to ask its members to reject the onerous trade pact.

  • 5-Nov-2006 Business Mirror
    KMP threatens boycott of Japanese products: Farmers’ group urges Japan not to push through with JPEPA

    The Japanese government will send its big commercial fishing vessels to the Philippines’ most productive fishing grounds in search of yellowfin tuna and skip jack instead of importing it directly from the Philippines under the controversial trade pact between the two countries.

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