Singapore, China to promote maritime arbitration

The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) signed a Cooperation Agreement with the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), on 13 November, to promote maritime arbitration, as an effective solution of maritime disputes.

Under the Agreement, SCMA and CMAC will cooperate to promote Singapore and China as two seats of maritime arbitration through joint conferences and programs.

The agreement will also see SCMA and CMAC work together to promote arbitration as an effective means of...

Whale populations are recovering according to IUCN

The Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is now listed as Vulnerable, previously listed as Endangered, in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, according to recent update, as the global population of the species has roughly doubled since the 1970s.

The recovery of the Fin Whale population follows international bans on commercial whaling in the North Pacific and in the Southern Hemisphere, in place since 1976, and significant reductions in catches in the North Atlantic...