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Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
.... This was the 2017 UK City of Culture’s monument to wind power, its new hope for a sustainable future at sea. Hull has never recovered from the near-total ending of its long-distance fishing industry after the “cod wars” with Iceland in the 1970s. ...
New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pension image
....Meanwhile, the special rates of class 2 contributions which two other categories of people – share fishermen and volunteer development workers (those who take part in projects in developing countries) – are able to pay, will no longer be available in future. Share fishermen are those who work in the UK fishing industry and are paid a share of the earnings, or profits, of the boat they work on. ...
UK fishing industry 'will need EU market access' post Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 01:06:40 AM
. The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets if it is to thrive after Brexit, a House of Lords report has warned. ...
Zambia's unorthodox fishermen catch the rising tide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:31:59 AM
. An increasing number of people are getting involved in Zambia's fishing industry and demand for fish is growing. ...
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North Shields trawlerman: 'No boats left to catch fish' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 11:40:27 PM
. British trawlermen have long accused EU fishing quotas of decimating the fishing industry in the North Sea and the Channel. ...
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Prices, property, pensions: 30 EU referendum questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 12:53:56 PM
....There could be an effect on the cost of the cod and haddock etc in supermarkets and fishmongers if we leave, as we would no longer have to comply with the common fisheries policy (CFP), which carves up fish quotas between the member states. Many in the UK fishing industry “appear unanimous that quitting the EU is a necessity”. ...
When learning is all at sea image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:01:05 PM
....Shipping crews can have plenty of practical experience, but might well have few qualifications or ways to measure what skills might need to be updated. Mr Tweed gives the example of the fishing industry. ...
BP is playing fast and loose with our future | Bill McKibben image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:09:22 PM
.... Last financial year they posted the worst financial loss in their corporate history, even as investment capital around the world swings toward renewables. That’s the future, clearly — but the news comes as cold comfort for the people of the Pacific islands, or drought-affected Africa or India, or the folks in Australia whose livelihood depends on the survival of the Great Barrier Reef or the fishing industry in the Great Australian Bight. ...
California’s pioneering anti-slavery law lacks punch, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 04:52:56 PM
. Last month, the Guardian reported on Seuy San, a Cambodian construction worker who was kidnapped and forced to work in the Thai fishing industry. ...
The Norwegian model: How does it work? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:00:51 AM
....Tromso in the far North of Norway is well within the Arctic Circle and closer to Moscow than Brussels. It is also a stronghold of Norway's fishing industry. ...
'My ambition is to be a voice for those who don’t or can’t speak their mind' image
....Gunaratnam was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Norway when she was three years old. Her family is part of the Tamil diaspora, known for their work towards keeping the fishing industry alive in the north of Norway. ...
The UK's new slavery laws explained: what do they mean for business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:18:49 PM
. What do nail bars, the fishing industry, the London house of two medical professionals and cannabis farms have in common? They have all recently been implicated in modern slavery. ...
Palm oil: why do we care more about orangutans than migrant workers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 11:25:01 AM
....The exploitation of migrant workers is not exclusive to the palm oil sector. Other raw materials such as sugar or rubber also rely on this vulnerable workforce, while the fishing industry has been in the spotlight in recent months due to the extensive use of slave workers. ...
John West tuna: Greenpeace challenges tracing claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 11:22:31 AM
.... Customers who enter Thailand as the country of origin are asked to email John West instead. It said John West had a responsibility to show customers full transparency, especially given international concerns over the Thai fishing industry which included environmental destruction and human rights abuses. ...
Sustainable development goals: what business needs to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 09:24:54 AM
....For the energy industry, fossil-fuel subsidies are to be phased out “where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts”, while increasing “substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix”. Water and utilities obviously have a direct interest in Goal 6 (ensure access to water and sanitation for all), while the fishing industry is targeted by Goal 14 (conserve oceans, seas and marine resources). ...
Fishing industry vows to tackle wildlife deaths from 'ghost gear' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 04:57:20 PM
.... Many ports lack the facilities to collect, recycle or trade nets and it’s simply cheaper and easier to throw them overboard. Ghost gear isn’t just a problem for animal lovers, it’s a problem for the fishing industry too as it kills marketable produce, poses a threat to fishermen and divers, and clogs up harbours. ...
New Orleans fishermen battle back from a decade of hurricanes and oil slicks image
....It’s tempting to ask how Louisiana fishing culture is faring 10 years after Katrina. But given the abuse doled out to the state’s fisherman since that famous storm – including three more hurricanes and the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill – it’s a wonder Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry hasn’t gone extinct even sooner than most local fishermen now predict. ...
These are the four SDGs we need to agree on to help the planet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 01:56:02 PM
....Business has a significant role to play. The fishing industry, for example, needs to be informed that abstaining from destructive practices such as dynamite fishing will eventually be profitable for them, since coral reefs act as vital fish hatcheries. ...
FishBrain, 'Facebook for fishing', raises $8m in round led by Spotify backer image
.... Recreational fishing in the US – FishBrain’s biggest market, accounting for 75pc of its users – contributes more than $115bn in economic output and generates $48bn in angling-related sales. That makes the sport fishing industry in the US around three times larger than the global music industry, which recorded revenues of $15bn last year. ...
Why is Spar intent on boosting Norway's cruel and dying whaling industry? image
....Reasons for the Norwegian government’s continued support for whale meat are complex, but include the fact that key stakeholders in the whaling industry have powerful allies in the government. There is also a misguided belief among senior officials and the fishing industry they serve that killing whales will improve commercial fish catches. ...
The end of wild fish? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 11:01:38 PM
....His nine-year-old daughter is following in his footsteps - putting out crab pots and then selling what she catches to the chef of a restaurant in nearby Bergen. A generation ago Knut's way of life would not have been unusual, but declines in wild fish stocks and the rise of fish farming are changing the fishing industry here in Norway as in many other coastal nations. ...
Iceland to lift capital controls to help boost economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 09:12:51 AM
....In 2013, an international court upheld Iceland’s decision not to reimburse British and Dutch governments, raising questions about the effectiveness of bank-guarantee schemes. Iceland’s economy is now growing again, boosted by tourism and the fishing industry. ...
A handful of corporations could hold the answer to crisis in the seafood industry image
....This is not a superficial branding strategy – it is one of survival. Now it is time for the leaders of the fishing industry to take action to support the health of fish stocks, the ecosystems and the global population relying on this source of nutrition. ...
Supermarkets continue to lag rest of UK industry on late payments image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 12:32:42 PM
.... . The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry was the best at paying bills, only nine days late, on average, whereas the postal and telecommunications industry was the poorest performing, taking 44 days beyond terms to pay bills. ...
Pac Man and the Philippines economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of May 2015 07:00:31 PM
....Pacquiao, who dropped out of high school aged 14, has also demonstrated business savvy over the years. In General Santos, known as the country's tuna capital because of its fishing industry, Pacquiao has set up a gym and the hotel, where you can buy an "8 World Title" or "Pound for Pound" Pacquiao burger at its Roadhaus restaurant. ...
VIDEO: Boost for Seychelles tuna industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of May 2015 01:11:49 PM
. Home to the largest tuna canning factory in the world, the Seychelles is modernising its port so the fishing industry can be supported by better infrastructure and sales can be made more efficiently. ...
Thailand faces possible EU fish ban image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:30:57 AM
....Mr Vella said both countries "have taken responsible action, amended their legal systems and switched to a proactive approach against illegal fishing". Thailand's fishing industry has come under scrutiny after investigations uncovered the use of human trafficking, forced labour and ill-treatment. ...
BP and Rio Tinto face protests over environmental record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 06:39:21 AM
.... Fishermen, anti-tar sands activists and trade union campaigners all plan to mount noisy demonstrations outside the BP and Rio Tinto annual meetings in London before putting formal questions to the company boards inside the shareholder meetings. Critics of BP argue that livelihoods linked to the fishing industry are still suffering because of continuing problems in the US Gulf following the Deepwater Horizon blowout despite claims by the company of a successful cleanup. ...
A Burmese migrant battles the odds to be his own boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 07:09:14 PM
....Some industries have been accused of systematic abuses of their mainly Burmese workforce. The fishing industry, in particular, has been charged with horrific abuses, resulting this year in the United States relegating Thailand to the lowest rank in its annual report on human trafficking. ...
The thorny world of moral hazard: what to do when a company does wrong? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 11:00:05 AM
....Consider the years leading up to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, when the limit on payouts for environmental damage claims was capped at $75m (unless safety rules were flouted, or there was some other form of negligence). After that, the government picks up the tab for things like the damage done to the local fishing industry. ...
I'm boycotting tropical prawns. But slavery demands a political solution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of June 2014 05:23:00 PM
....So, a boycott has a place: it sends a message that hits the share price. But the real solution requires a different politics, one that rebalances power and restates the importance of the interests of the collective over the individual and the corporate – one that not only rescues workers enslaved at sea because they are victims but also gives them a stake so that they can unionise, as they have done elsewhere in the fishing industry, in order to tackle abuse. ...
England's marine conservation network is worse than useless image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of June 2014 03:15:41 PM
.... My students and I have probed Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Marine Management Organisation and various inshore fisheries and conservation authorities and it seems that virtually no new protection is on offer. In fact they seem to be falling over themselves to reassure the fishing industry that the zones will be open to business as usual. ...
Thailand's seafood industry: a case of state-sanctioned slavery? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of June 2014 10:59:34 AM
....Slavery is illegal in every country in the world. Yet slavery – the sort of state-sanctioned chattel slavery we thought we'd abolished about 200 years ago – is just what the Guardian has uncovered in the Thai fishing industry. ...

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