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Senegal revokes licences of foreign fishing trawlers by John Vidal May 04, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk

The new government of Senegal has cancelled the licences of 29 foreign fishing trawlers, demanding that they offload their catches in the capital Dakar before leaving the west African country's territorial waters. The dramatic move on Tuesday by fisher...

Better use of water leading to positive impacts on development – UN survey May 04, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Sustainable water reforms are having a positive impact on countries’ development, according to the results of a United Nations survey released 4 May 2012. The survey reveals that countries that have implemented water reforms backed by Member States a...

Fuel price increase forces Vietnamese fishing boats to stay ashore May 03, 2012   |  Source : VNA  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

April and May are the high fishing season of the year for the Vietnamese fishermen in Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa and Kien Giang. However, unlike previous years, the fishing boats still have been lying still. Fishermen have decided to stay at home in...

South Africa's small-scale fishing draft ‘bucks vision’ by Donwald Pressly May 03, 2012   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 1999 - 2011 Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited

The South Africa Cabinet is expected to give the green light to a draft small-scale fishing policy that has been the subject of debate for three years, but opponents believe it contradicts the long-term National Development Plan (NDP) forged by Planning M...

Recognize role of traditional knowledge in managing marine areas, international meet told May 03, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

Concrete steps must be taken to integrate the traditional scientific, technical and technological knowledge of indigenous and local communities, at all stages of the process of identifying and describing ecologically or biologically significant marine are...

GLOBALG.A.P.’s new traceability code for seafood May 02, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a new branded traceability code, which it hopes will appeal to younger consumers and meet growing seafood buyer’s demands. The integrated QR (quick response) code will lead to www.my-fish.info, where consumers will find inf...

Two Indian fishermen dumped by Pakistan agency reach coast after 3days May 02, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company

Two Indian fishermen, who were allegedly "dumped" by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in mid-sea, near the International Maritime Boundary (IMB), today reached Okha, a Gujarat Fisheries Department official said. "The two fishermen on board...

EU fisheries ministers reject Danish quota system by Peter Stanners May 01, 2012   |  Source : The Copenhagen Post  | Copyright : Copenhagen Post

European fishing ministers rejected adopting a Danish-style tradable quota systems in Luxembourg last week on Friday, but agreed on working toward greater regional control of fisheries. The Danish tradable quota system was introduced by the former gove...

The future of America’s first fishery by Michael Conathan May 01, 2012   |  Source : Center for American Progress  | Copyright : Center for American Progress

Before Christopher Columbus’s grandparents were born, early European explorers from the Vikings to the Basques had already discovered an untold wealth of fish in the corner of the northwest Atlantic now known as the Gulf of Maine. Here the proximity of ...

Be prepared for tsunamis, residents of Malaysia's west coast warned April 30, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

People living in the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula are advised to be prepared for a tsunami in view of a shift in the tectonic plate in Sumatra and Nicobar islands. Malaysian Meteorological Department director-general Datuk Dr Yap Kok Seng said...

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