UN agency begins process to enhance safety, working conditions for fishers

The United Nations labour agency today took the first significant step towards strengthening work standards for most of the estimated 35 million people employed by the fishing industry around the world.

More countries adopting global code on responsible fishing – UN agency

More countries say they are fishing responsibly, altering their laws and practices to adhere to an international code of conduct on fishing, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced in a report issued today.