The AIFFWF, in its organisational report, also highlighted the eviction of 2,250 families of fisherfolk, involved in small-scale fishing, from a lake spread over 10,187 acres.
A coalition of farmers and fishermen are against the government’s move to join a trade agreement with 11 countries in the trans-Pacific area, saying their livelihoods will be threatened greatly if Korea opens its market to global sellers of cheaper agricultural and marine products.
The Ghana Tuna Association has set-out modalities to take advantage of opportunities being offered through the Africa Continental Free Trade Area to expand its production and market for Tuna consumption in Africa.
In the Gulf of Ulloa, a US treasure-hunting company turned seabed mining outfit poses a dire risk to the environment.
Fisheries serve as a source of employment for millions of people in the small scale sector on the coastline of Africa. Their fishing activities, in turn, provide food security to over 200 million Africans.
Gwadar unrest grows as fishing communities complain of job losses and broken promises linked to Belt and Road Initiative projects
A group of farmers, fishers, civil society organizations, and the private sector has expressed opposition to the ratification of the world’s largest free trade agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Protests have erupted in Pakistan’s port city Gwadar against a severe shortage of water and electricity and threats to livelihoods, part of a growing backlash against China’s multibillion-dollar belt and road projects in the country.
CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.
All WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on fisheries subsidies. This is the Chair’s explanatory note accompanying the draft consolidated negotiating text as of 18 December 2020
All WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on fisheries subsidies. This is the draft consolidated negotiating text as of 18 December 2020.
Fishermen’s associations claim that Chinese trawlers have docked at a Karachi port, allegedly for the purpose of deep sea fishing. They fear that Chinese companies are slowly taking over Pakistan’s fishing sector.
There’s speculation in Beijing diplomatic circles this month as to whether China will sign a free trade deal with Norway this year.
Britain offered tentative concessions on fisheries in trade talks with the European Union last week, two diplomatic sources said.
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.
Indonesian CSOs assesses the national economic recovery strategy by strengthening policies economic liberalization focusing only on investment and exports will only be increasingly open space for corporate monopoly on economic resources.
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.
The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, known as EVFTA, will come into force on 1 August, according to a Vietnamese government statement on 18 June.
The Chinese and Papua New Guinea governments are keen to move forward to get the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations under way.
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.