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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

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A beach in Quang Trach district is strewn with dead fish after the toxic spill in April 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation

August 14, 2017 — “We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin” – the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the country’s fishermen, says Nguyen Viet Thieu. Continue reading ‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

Environmental activists bare 10-point ‘blue agenda’ to presidential bets

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FOR THE SEAS. A flotilla of 30 boats, organized by different environmental activists, arrive in Dagupan, Pangasinan to ask presidential candidates to include fisheries concerns in their platforms. Photo courtesy of Greenpeace

Fisherfolk and environmental activists arrive in Dagupan City in a floatilla of 30 boats, asking presidential candidates to include the sector’s demands in their agenda

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 24, 2016) — Environmental groups gave a 10-point agenda that summed up the concerns of fisherfolk on Sunday, April 24, the day of the last leg of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) PiliPinas Debates.

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