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'Fishal recognition' for better fisheries management by Stephanie Kanowitz July 29, 2017   |  Source : GCN  | Copyright : 2017 1105 Media, Inc.

To monitor fish stocks in about 3 million square miles of ocean including the North Pacific Ocean and East Bering Sea, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center turned to facial recognition technology -- or more accurately, “fishal recognition.” Part of ...

Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions July 29, 2017   |  Source : BirdLife  | Copyright : 2017 BirdLife International

The RSPB and BirdLife have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch. Seabirds are one of the most threatened groups of animals in the world, with many specie...

Saudi Arabia releases 7 Iranian fishermen July 29, 2017   |  Source : Tehran Times  | Copyright : 2016. Tehran Times Daily Newspaper

Saudi Arabia has released seven Iranian fishermen, Iran's Arabic-language television network Al Alam reported on Thursday, giving hope for the release of at least ten more inmates in the country. The report said the fishermen had been handed over to Ir...

Filipino seafarers still fall prey to human traffickers by Ericka Lynn Nava July 29, 2017   |  Source : Inquirer.net  | Copyright : 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net

“To c Jose (not his real name) da, iya eon ako sa Singapore owas ka text ka ina naobosan ako it load “Donato”– this message, sent on September 15, 2010, was the last message that Jun (not his real name) received from his brother, Jose, upon the la...

India's fishmeal makers pledge not to use fish of less than minimum legal size July 27, 2017   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2017, The Hindu

The Indian Fish Meal and Fish Oil Exporters’ Association (IFAFEA) has said that its members will no longer use oil sardines of less than minimum legal size for production of fish meal and fish oil. The resolution was taken at the end of a stakeholder...

Chinese scientist calls for action to save last of softshell turtle species July 26, 2017   |  Source : Global Times  | Copyright : 2016 Global Times

With only three known Yangtze giant softshell turtles left in the world, a Chinese scientist is calling for action to save the species before it's too late. According to a recent article published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the species -...

New Zealand Navy vessel finds 50 infringements patroling Fijian waters July 25, 2017   |  Source : RNZ  | Copyright : Radio New Zealand 2017

The crew onboard a New Zealand Navy vessel has so far boarded 284 vessels and picked up about 50 infringements during its deployment to Fiji. HMNZS Hawea has been helping monitor Fiji's waters and training members of the local navy since April. The ...

Indonesian Navy opens fire on Vietnamese fishermen July 24, 2017   |  Source : MarEx  | Copyright : 2017 The Maritime Executive LLC

Vietnamese authorities allege that the Indonesian navy opened fire on a Vietnamese fishing vessel on Saturday evening, wounding four of the six crewmembers on board. Two of the men reportedly required medical treatment for serious injuries. The SAR age...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards detain Saudi fishing boat, arrest crew July 22, 2017   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : © 2017 Reuters

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have detained a Saudi Arabian fishing boat and arrested its crew, an Iranian state news agency reported on Saturday, at a time of increased diplomatic tension between the two regional powers. Five Indian nationals on the ves...

Desperate France demands access deal to British waters or there ‘won’t be any fishing’ by Laura Mowat July 22, 2017   |  Source : Express  | Copyright : 2017 Express Newspapers

The French fishing minister wants compromise over access to British waters after the UK cuts ties with Brussels, as he is terrified there “won’t be any fishing” otherwise. As part of the divorce from the EU, the UK is to withdraw from an agreem...

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