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Thousands join industrial shrimp aquaculture protest: WWF standards denounced as greenwash April 24, 2012   |  Source : Press release from various NGOs

Hundreds of NGOs in Asia, Latin America, Africa,North America and Europe are protesting against WWF and its lack of concern for the environment and local peoples' livelihood in the interest of industry profits from shrimp farming. The conversion of ma...

Arctic marine mammals and fish populations on the rise April 24, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Arctic marine mammals and fish populations are on the rise, according to a report released on Monday by the the Arctic Council's biodiversity working group at a Montreal conference. In fact fish populations have risen dramatically, according to the fin...

US lobster fishermen setting up co-op April 24, 2012   |  Source : CBC News.  | Copyright : CBC 2012

Fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador are setting up a co-op to buy their lobster. Companies that usually buy their catch say they cannot afford the price that's been set for this season, so they're not buying. More than 300 lobster fishermen held ...

Chinese boats fish in dangerous waters by Kathrin Hille April 24, 2012   |  Source : FT  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company

As Wang Chang tidies his boat on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, it could not be more peaceful. The 31-year-old fisherman has just sold his catch and the deck is drying in the afternoon sun. But Mr Wang is plying a dangerous trade. Like 130 othe...

Namibia fishing companies suffer from rising oil prices by Natalia Real April 24, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The fishing sector in Namibia is expecting a drop in productivity for 2012 if fuel prices remain high. Prices have already gone up this year. Already, 2011 brought massive losses for the sector precisely because of high fuel costs. Lüderitz-based fish...

Philippines NGO exposes illegal cutting of mangroves in Quezon April 23, 2012   |  Source : Tambuyog

The Philippines fisheries advocacy group Tambuyog Development Center has exposed a case of illegal cutting of mangroves which occurred recently in the town of Agdangan, Quezon Province. In a statement, Arsenio Tanchuling, executive director of Tambuyo...

Fisheries management to be discussed in Brussels April 23, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 5M Enterprises Ltd

Norwegian Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Minister, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, is to visit Brussels on 23 - 25 April to hold talks with the EU Fisheries Commissioner and Canadian and Scottish fisheries ministers. During the visit, Ms Berg-Hansen will meet with...

World sea piracy drops 28 percent in first quarter April 23, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

Sea piracy worldwide dropped 28 percent in the first quarter of the year as attacks fell sharply in Somalia's waters thanks to international naval patrols, an international maritime watchdog said Monday. Pirate attacks intensified, however, in Nigeria ...

UN report: climate change to exacerbate freshwater problems of Pacific Islands April 23, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Climate change will exacerbate water stress in Pacific Islands, particularly small islands that rely on seasonal rain for their freshwater needs, according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, issued in Bangkok, Thailand, today. “...

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages by Sue Sturgis April 23, 2012   |  Source : Facing South  | Copyright : 2012 by the Institute for Southern Studies

People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey conducted by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. "As a result of previou...

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