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Java fishers struggle with seine net ban
PANTURA, Indonesia, 26 September 2022 (Mongabay) - More than 10,000 brightly painted trawlers regularly come and go from the rowdy fishing ports along this 1,000-kilometer-long northern coastline of Java, the world’s most populous island. Many of them are going nowhere fast. Fishers are struggling to adapt to a ban on the seine net, with many boats confined to port after the government ceased issuing new permits to seine net fishers.

Aran Islands traditions inspire the knit wits of high fashion
LONDON, UK, 25 September 2022 (FT) - Turning the heating down in favour of a woolly jumper has become a fashion statement, with several designers at London Fashion Week drawing inspiration from Aran-style knitting and other traditional styles from the islands off Galway.

Japan island depopulation: lessons for Scotland
GLASGOW, UK, 25 September 2022 (National) - This research report - commissioned from a team based at Scotland's Rural College - explores policy approaches to depopulation on Japan's islands, and proposes a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government which may help inform the development of future island depopulation.

Can tourism and the environment coexist on Thai island?
NEW YORK, US, 25 September 2022 (NYT) - Travel to Southeast Asia is picking up again and Koh Tao, an island known for snorkeling and diving, part of a popular circuit, wants tourists back. But can development and nature stay in balance?

Australian denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to China
LONDON, UK, 25 September 2022 (Guardian) - The owner of 21 tropical islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea says he never threatened to sell them to China and his main aim is to save the turtles that nest there. Ian Gowrie-Smith, an Australian businessman and investor, bought the Conflict Islands, which lie less than 1,000km from the Australian coast, almost two decades ago.

Houses washed into sea as storm batters Canada
LONDON, UK, 25 September 2022 (BBC) - Power lines have been downed and houses washed into the sea after Storm Fiona battered Canada's coastline. In Port aux Basques, with a population of 4,067 on the southwest tip of Newfoundland, intense flooding saw some homes and office buildings washed out to sea.

Scotland's defenders of the seas
LONDON, UK, 24 September 2022 (Guardian) - Scotland’s inshore waters are in trouble but an unofficial network of fishers, divers and scientists are banding together to stop illegal fishing and curb coastal destruction.

Islands of the World XVII conference 14-18 June, 2021, St. John's, Newfoundland

COP 26
UN Climate Change Conference 1-12 Nov, 2021, Glasgow, UK

Our Ocean Conference 13-14 April, 2022, Palau

Island Finance Forum 25-29 April, 2022

Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 17-18 May, 2022, Rhodes, Greece 

Stockholm+50 international environmental meeting 2-3 June, 2022, Stockholm, Sweden

Islands of the World XVIII conference 13-17 June, 2022, Zadar, Croatia

Island Studies International Conference "Creativity, Ingenuity, and Practice" 22-25 June, 2022, Shetland, UK

UN Ocean Conference 27 June-1 July, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

Virtual Island Summit 26 Sept-2 Oct, 2022

Greening the Islands e_Convention 26-28 Oct, 2022

UN Biodiversity Conference  (COP 15) 7-19 Dec, 2022, Montreal, Canada

5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress 3-9 Feb, 2023, Vancouver, Canada

Islands in Relations: Conflicts, Sustainability and Peace thematic conference 4-6 April 2023, Osaka, Japan

13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 6-16 June, 2024, Honolulu, Hawaii