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For the love of cod, Gulf of Maine catch quota cut by Ros Krasny April 03, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

The price of an order of fish and chips at your local pub could jump this year after U.S. authorities slashed the amount of Gulf of Maine cod that New England's fishermen can haul in, as a way to protect the species from overfishing. Fishing agencies a...

Tsunami ship becomes hazard in Alaskan waters April 03, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, APN Holdings NZ Limited

A derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami was drifting toward Alaska, the US Coast Guard said. The shrimping vessel was floating slowly northwest in the Gulf of Alaska about 201 kilometres west of the nearest point of land Forre...

MSC suspends mackerel certificates April 03, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

The certifiers for seven Marine Stewardship Council certified mackerel fisheries in the North East Atlantic ocean have suspended the fisheries’ certificates. The suspension notice follows two years of catches above the scientific advice as a result o...

Sierra Leone: Fishing vessel pays $0.7 mn to govt by A. Max Konneh April 03, 2012   |  Source : Concord Times (Freetown)  | Copyright : 2012 Concord Times

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has ordered the release of a French fishing vessel, STERENN following the payment of $703,970 fine levied on it in respect of various infractions for which it was arrested. According to a report prepared by t...

Greenpeace denounces Taiwan's 'weakness' at global fishing meeting by Lee Hsin-Yin April 03, 2012   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : The Central News Agency

Taiwan's government failed to push for sustainable fishing at the just-concluded Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commissions (WCPFC) meeting, the local branch of Greenpeace East Asia charged Saturday. As one of the region's major fishing powers, ...

Japan experts warn of future risk of giant tsunami April 02, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited

Revised estimates of the potential impact from an earthquake off Japan's southern coast show much of the country's Pacific shore could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high. A government-commissioned panel of experts says a tsun...

Japan experts warn of future risk of giant tsunami April 02, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited

Revised estimates of the potential impact from an earthquake off Japan's southern coast show much of the country's Pacific shore could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high. A government-commissioned panel of experts says a tsun...

Too many small fish are caught, report says by HENRY FOUNTAIN April 02, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

An international group of marine scientists is calling for cuts in commercial fishing for sardines, herring and other so-called forage fish whose use as food for fish farms is soaring. The catch should be cut in half for some fisheries, the scientists say...

Let ‘forage fish’ multiply, scientists say by Tony Barboza April 02, 2012   |  Source : Los Angeles Times  | Copyright : 2012 the Los Angeles Times

The catch of small, schooling fish such as sardines and anchovies should be cut in half globally and the amount left in the ocean doubled to protect the ecologically vital species from collapse, scientists say in a new report. The silvery species known...

14 Pakistani fishermen held near Jakhau, India April 02, 2012   |  Source : TOI  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

At least 14 Pakistani fishermen, including a minor, were caught and their two boats-Al Osama and Al Razak- seized by Indian Coast Guard from within Indian maritime boundary near Jakhau on Sunday. These fishermen's arrest follows the capture of a group of ...

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