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The Global Reef Expedition: Kingdom of Tonga

Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history—came to Tonga to work with local partners and government officials to assess the health of the reef. Representatives from the Ministry of Lands, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources; the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries; and the Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) joined over a dozen scientists from around the world on the month-long research mission in Tonga, and helped the Foundation conduct numerous coral reef outreach and education activities with local schoolchild

The Malaysian government is actively promoting aquaculture as a means to ensure sufficient supplies of fish in the face of dwindling wild fish stocks. (Photo © Adobe Stock / defun)

Malaysia Urges Development of Aquaculture

The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is encouraging all Malaysian States to carry out aquaculture to boost the production of high-quality fishery produce to meet the rising demand, as well as to create a healthy environment. Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin said Penang the State that was top in aquaculture production in Malaysia and the only State that had reached a 50:50 percent ratio in aquaculture and captured fish.“Moving forward, we need to have more aquaculture activities, the deputy minister stated. “Malaysia is in the capture fisheries sector, but the fish

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China Fishing Safety Workshop Mulls Treaty Ratification

and minimize the risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, by enhancing transparency, traceability and governance.This was the focus of a national workshop in Shanghai, China (July 29-30) organized by the Shanghai Ocean University and the Bureau of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, with input from IMO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The Pew Charitable Trusts and the IMO Number Scheme manager (IHS Markit).Participants discussed China's potential ratification and implementation of fisheries-related

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