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Israel violates Gaza ceasefire deal by threatening fishermen, farmers December 14, 2012   |  Source : The Electronic Intifada/IRIN  | Copyright : 2000-2011 electronicIntifada.net

When Jaber Abu Rjaila heard about the recent ceasefire agreement in Gaza, he rushed back to his farmland — for the first time in more than ten years. “We have been farmers for generations. It’s our life and I’m very glad that we are back here n...

Indian Department of Fisheries asks fishermen to submit biometrics for ID cards by Adam Vrankulj December 14, 2012   |  Source : BiometricUpdate.com  | Copyright : 2012 Biometrics Research Group, Inc.

The Indian Department of Fisheries has asked fisherman living along the coast in Bhogapuram and Poosapatirega mandals to submit biometric details, so they can receive biometric identification cards from personnel visiting the remote areas, The Hindu repor...

Main provisions of Chile's Fisheries Act 'already approved' by Analia Murias December 13, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Chile's Deputy Chamber gave the green light to the main rules of the proposed Fisheries Act. These include those relating to the agreement signed between the Minister of Economy and senators to establish fishing tender for 20 years, with possible renewal,...

Adressing fisheries issues in the Pacific islands December 13, 2012   |  Source : Islands Business  | Copyright : 2007 Islands Business International

One of the Pacific islands’ biggest and potentially the most lucrative resources is fisheries. We say potentially because the region collectively is yet to leverage the industry to its full commercial advantage. Many extraneous players and countries fro...

Canadian eel fishermen hope to cash in on worldwide shortage December 13, 2012   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2012

Fishermen in New Brunswick, Canada, are hoping to cash in on the worldwide shortage of eels and the skyrocketing prices being paid for the sea creatures, but a biologist is urging more research to protect them and the lucrative fishery. Although eels a...

Blind cave fish inspires sensing system for autonomous underwater vehicles by Ben Coxworth December 13, 2012   |  Source : Gizmag  | Copyright : Gizmag 2003 - 2012

Ever wonder how fish can find their way around so easily in murky water? Well, most of them use something called their lateral line – a row of hair cells down either side of their body that detect changes in water pressure caused by movement, or by wate...

EU-Norway fisheries talks suspended December 13, 2012   |  Source : EUROPOLITICS  | Copyright : 2012 Europolitics

The second round of annual fisheries consultations between the EU and Norway, kicked off on 3 December, was suspended on 6 December after the parties failed to come to agreement. The talks on shared management of certain North Sea stocks stumbled on t...

New fisheries act for Jamaica still long in coming by Christopher Serju December 13, 2012   |  Source : Jamaica Gleaner  | Copyright : 2012 Gleaner Company Ltd.

Jamaica's agriculture ministry has failed to deliver on the promised transformation of its fisheries division into an executive agency and promulgation of a new fisheries act, with no resolution of either issue in sight. Andre Kong, acting chief execu...

Australian fisheries said to be sustainable December 13, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2011 ABC

A world-first, comprehensive look at all Australia's fish stocks has found that almost 90 per cent of them are sustainable. More than 80 fisheries scientists from around the country contributed to the Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks report, which ...

Concerns about fisheries management in the Western Central Atlantic December 13, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The "Workshop to Validate the Review of Current Fisheries Management Performance and Conservation Measures in the Western Central Atlantic Region" was held in Jamaica on 8 December 2012. Preliminary findings point to concerns about the status of the le...

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