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US shooting: Indian fishermen seek higher solatium by Sajila Saseendran August 07, 2012   |  Source : Khaleej Times  | Copyright : 2012 Khaleej Times

The survivors of the US Navy shooting case off Jebel Ali Port last month are demanding a higher payment after the US government offered ex gratia solatium, even as investigations continue. The US government offered to match the payment of INR500,000 (D...

Who pays for conservation in the world’s biggest tuna fishery? by Quentin Hanich August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Conversation  | Copyright : 2010–2012, The Conversation Media Group

The world catches too many tuna. Thanks to our high levels of fishing, some tuna species are under threat. Everyone involved in the fishing industry agrees that fishing effort needs to be reduced. But no one can decide who should bear the burden of cuttin...

New evidence shows acid threat to marine life August 07, 2012   |  Source : Today  | Copyright : 2012 MediaCorp Press Ltd.

Ocean acidification caused by climate change is making it harder for creatures such as clams and sea urchins to grow their shells, and the trend is likely to be felt most in the polar regions, scientists said yesterday. A thinning of the protective cas...

Skin cancer found in Great Barrier Reef fish by Fron Jackson-Webb August 06, 2012   |  Source : Asian Scientist  | Copyright : 2011-2012 Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd.

Scientists have identified skin cancer in the Great Barrier Reef’s wild fish populations which is almost identical to melanomas found in humans. The team of researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Newcastle University in the U...

Fish farming could be Australia's fastest growing agricultural industry by Olivia Garnett August 06, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2011 ABC

Farmers in Australia are well placed to supply the growing demand for food, according to an agricultural journalist. Julian Cribb believes Australian farmers are starting to fine-tune their practices to boost sustainability and productivity. But wit...

Chile's seafood landings fall 18% by Analia Murias August 06, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Seafood landings accumulated up to June 2012 totalled 2.1 million tonnes, representing 18.4 per cent less than in the first six months of 2011, when 2.5 million tonnes were landed. According to the latest Fishing and Aquaculture Sector Report of the Un...

Nigeria targets 1mn tonnes of fish production August 06, 2012   |  Source : pmnews

The Lagos State Government says it is targeting the production of one million metric tons of fish by 2015 to reduce billions of naira the nations spends yearly on fish importation. Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, s...

Battery fishing rise in Myanmar threatens unique dolphin cooperation by Aye Sapay Phyu August 06, 2012   |  Source : Myanmar Times

The unique practice of cooperative fishing between Irrawaddy dolphins and fishermen in Mandalay Region is under threat because of electric fishing, sources said last week. Groups of electric fishing boats can be found in a 74-kilometre-long dolphin pro...

China urges Sri Lanka to release 37 detained fishermen August 06, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

China has called on Sri Lanka to release 37 Chinese fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy, China's Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, in a case that could test increasingly close ties between Beijing and Colombo. Sri Lanka's navy arrested...

US announces ex-gratia to kin of Indian fisherman killed in Dubai August 06, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

The United States has announced a solatium to the next of kin of a Tamil Nadu fisherman killed in gunfire by US navy personnel off the Dubai coast last month but India hoped that it would not prejudice the probe into the incident. "Yes, the US embassy...

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