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Fishermen look to recovery after Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012   |  Source : National Geographic  | Copyright : 1996-2012 National Geographic Society

Over the past few days, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, making landfall late Monday night in New Jersey. Thoughts and well-wishes have been flowing in from all over the world – with millions in the dark and no way to travel, th...

Climate change, or crap shoot? Experts weigh Sandy's causes by Julie Steenhuysen and Alister Doyle October 31, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

A huge storm barrels down on the United States, wreaking havoc with punishing winds, record flooding, heavy snowfall and massive blackouts. Is the main culprit climate change or a freak set of coincidences? Sandy wiped out homes along the New Jersey sh...

UN report on right to food welcomed October 31, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The United Nations report by Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (A/67/268, "Fisheries and the Right to Food"), focusing on the contribution of small-scale fisheries to progressive realization of the right to food, has been...

Developing nations' fishing grounds should be protected, UN says by Fiona Harvey October 31, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

Rich countries exploiting the fishing grounds of developing nations should be reined in, a new report by the United Nations has found, in order to conserve dwindling fish stocks and improve the wellbeing of people in poor countries. As fish stocks arou...

Trio of Alaska Native Kuskokwim salmon fishermen on trial found guilty by Jill Burke October 30, 2012   |  Source : Alaska Dispatch  | Copyright : 2012 Alaska Dispatch

A series of court rulings Tuesday in the southwest Alaska community of Bethel offers a blueprint of how a highly emotional stand against perceived injustice will likely end for two dozen salmon fishermen cited for illegal fishing this summer. In a trio...

Ocean-grabbing 'threatens world's fisheries': UN October 30, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Big fishing concerns are engaged in "ocean-grabbing," plundering the seas while scoffing at the environment and local interests, the UN's food watchdog said on Tuesday. In exceptionally sharp words, the United Nations' special rapporteur on food, Olivi...

Poorly managed fisheries impact food security and livelihoods October 30, 2012   |  Source : WWF  | Copyright : WWF

A report released by the UN's independent food expert, Olivier De Schutter, “Fisheries and the right to food” highlights the devastating impacts of industrial overfishing on coastal communities, small-scale fishers, the marine environment, and the rig...

Storm Sandy makes landfall: Three dead, Manhattan flooded, New York plunges into darkness October 30, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co.

A record storm surge from super-storm Sandy sent floodwaters pouring into Lower Manhattan on Monday night as parts of New York City were plunged into darkness by widespread power outages. The East River and the Hudson River flooded subway and car tunne...

US seacoast fishermen await calm to check on battered gear by Joey Cresta October 30, 2012   |  Source : seacoastonline.com  | Copyright : 2012. Dow Jones Local Media Group, Inc.

Hampton fisherman Jim Walsh was holding his breath Tuesday while waiting for conditions on the water to improve so he could check the damage to his gear caused by Hurricane Sandy. “I don't know what I'm going to find,” he said. “I'm kind of nervo...

UN pinpoints climate-linked health risks October 30, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Two UN agencies on Monday presented a new tool to map health risks linked to climate change and extreme weather conditions, enabling authorities to give advance warnings and act to prevent "climate-sensitive" diseases from spreading. The World Metrolog...

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