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Chilean parliament hosts launch of new artisanal fishers' organization by Brian O’Riordan June 07, 2012   |  Source : Ecoceanos
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7 June 2012 marked the official launch of the National Defence Committee for Artisanal Fisheries Heritage in the Salon of Honour of the National Parliament in Valparaiso, Chile. Representing more than 55,000 men and women from Chile’s artisanal fish...

6.6-magnitude quake strikes Pacific south of Panama June 06, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 HT Media Limited

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday in the Pacific Ocean south of Panama, but there was no risk of a massive tsunami, US seismologists said. The quake struck at 6:45am at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), the US Geological Survey said. The ...

EU-Kiribati fisheries agreement gets new protocol June 06, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The European Commission (EC), on behalf of the European Union (EU), and the Republic of Kiribati initialled a new protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement in Nadi, Fiji. The Commission welcomes this renegotiation of the new Protocol that confirm...

World's environmental outlook grim, UN warns by Kazi Stastna June 06, 2012   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2012

Two weeks before the start of a global conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janiero, the United Nations is warning that progress has stalled on key environmental goals the world's nations have set for themselves, like tackling climate change, c...

US fishermen's co-op to receive award June 06, 2012   |  Source : The Cordova Times  | Copyright : The Cordova Times, 2012

“Deliver the best. Market the best. Be the best.” Just over 30 years ago, that slogan defined the Copper River Fishermen's Cooperative (CRFC), an innovative response by a group of about 30 Cordova gillnetters to the unstable markets and low prices of ...

US to boost community fisheries projects June 05, 2012   |  Source : fishnewseu.com  | Copyright : 2010 The Scottish White Fish Producers' Association

A summit designed to broaden the success of community supported fisheries (CFSs) took place on May 30 until June 1 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A group of approximately 70 commercial fishermen, fishing communities, and other organisations came togeth...

Eating fish to keep your vision sharp in old age June 05, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 NYDailyNews.com

In yet another study touting the benefits of omega-3s in healthy aging, a new study out of Canada has found that choosing fish for dinner could help stave off age-related vision loss. In normal aging, vision loss results from the accumulation of a toxi...

World Environment Day: Fish in the Ganga vanishing by Bahar Dutt June 05, 2012   |  Source : CNN-IBN  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company

On World Environment Day, CNN-IBN focuses on 'Saving the Ganga', a 45-day campaign that highlights how the sacred river is dying despite thousands of crores of rupees being spent to save it. At the temple town of Haridwar lies the Samadhi of Swami Niga...

On World Environment Day, UN officials highlight need ensure sustainability of resources June 05, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Marking World Environment Day, United Nations officials today highlighted the need for a change in thinking and approach to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s resources as the world population grows. “Sustainability entails providing opportun...

Philippines govt pressed to do more to save country’s remaining corals by Bettina Faye V. Roc June 05, 2012   |  Source : BW  | Copyright : 2012 BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation

The Philippines has been advised to increase "no-take" marine zones, among others, to protect the biodiversity of the country’s coral cover, said to be the third largest in the world. "There are about 1,000 marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Philip...

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