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Rights groups to report Australia for detention of underage Indonesian fishermen by Ismira Lutfia July 03, 2012   |  Source : Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : 2011 JakartaGlobe

A coalition of Indonesian rights groups announced a plan on Tuesday to report Australia to the UN for their detention of underage Indonesian fishermen, many of whom have been detained for a year or two. The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) said it was...

Kenya: 500 fishermen flee Lake Turkana due to insecurity by Mathews Ndanyi July 03, 2012   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

More than 500 fishermen have fled from Lake Turkana following the killing of three of their colleagues by militiamen from the Merille tribe in Ethiopia. Fishing activities on the lake have been paralysed following a spate of attacks in areas on the Kenya-...

Chile govt presents indications to Fisheries Act July 03, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The Central Executive of the government of Chile will now present several indications to the General Fisheries Bill, which is now being processed in Congress, to set deadlines for the implementation of different issues: fishing permits, certifications and...

S. Korean farmers, fishermen rally against China trade talks July 03, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Thousands of South Korean farmers and fishermen rallied Tuesday against a proposed free trade deal with China as the two countries started a second round of talks. "We oppose a Korea-China free trade agreement!" they shouted at a protest outside Seoul ...

Odd alliance is forged in the US over access to herring by Jess Bidgood July 03, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

There is no great love between Glenn Robbins, a bright-eyed third-generation fisherman, and the environmental lobby. Mr. Robbins grew up trapping Atlantic herring in cotton nets strung up in craggy coves off the Gulf of Maine. These days, he casts a net o...

Earthquake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning issued July 03, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 hit Eastern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency said no tsunami warning had been issued, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. On March 11 last y...

In a Gujarat fishing village, India-Pakistan tensions take huge toll by Betwa Sharma July 03, 2012   |  Source : India.blogs.nytimes.com  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2012

Until three out of her five sons were imprisoned in Pakistan for breaching the maritime border while fishing, Babiben Mandan Majethiya and her daughters-in-law had no idea that Pakistan even existed. These women, who never went to school, still don't k...

Chinese fishermen file lawsuit in US court against ConocoPhillips over 2011 oil spills July 03, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

A group of Chinese fishermen is suing ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by a series of oil spills last year from the company’s operations in northeastern China. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S...

California coastline could rise as much as 30 cm over 20 years by G.W. Schulz July 02, 2012   |  Source : California Watch  | Copyright : 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc

Experts believe sea levels on the California coastline could rise as much as 30 centimeters over the next 20 years. Doesn’t sound like much, but what could it mean for you? Airports, stadiums and housing developments in the Bay Area were built just a...

Indian fishermen condemn low prawn price, go on strike July 02, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fishermen from Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district and coastal Pudukkottai in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu began an indefinite strike on Sunday, condemning the low price of prawn fixed by a cartel of traders and agents. Prawns fetch the highe...

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