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Virus decimates shrimp population in Vietnam May 23, 2012   |  Source : VNS  | Copyright : 2009 Viet Nam News

Up to 900 million breeding shrimp have died in the southern Vietnam province of Tra Vinh, causing local farmers initial losses of VND1 trillion (US$48 million). The dead shrimp accounted for 50 per cent of the total in the province, according to the pr...

Kidnapped fishermen’s case angers Chinese public by Keith B. Richburg May 23, 2012   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2012 The Washington Post

The plight of 28 Chinese fishermen who were kidnapped, robbed, stripped and held for 13 days by North Koreans has inflamed Chinese public opinion, with many Internet users taking to microblogging sites to question the Beijing government’s close relation...

US-built facility benefits Philippines fishermen May 23, 2012   |  Source : MB  | Copyright : 2012. Manila Bulletin

Handling and transport of the famous Maguindanao “tilapia” from the Philippines are expected to improve with the establishment of a new boat landing facility at Lake Buluan that fisherfolk have been dreaming of for so long. The boat landing facilit...

Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project celebrates World Biodiversity Day with the launch of tuna species factsheets by anouk.ride May 22, 2012   |  Source : FFA  | Copyright : Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

Ever wondered what tuna is found in your country? How long tuna lives? What tuna is overfished and what tuna is sustainable? What other species are caught with tuna? These questions and more are answered in a set of factsheets produced by the UNDP/GEF-...

Foreign flagged fishing boats to be banned in New Zealand waters by TRACY WATKINS, DANYA LEVY AND MICHAEL FIELD May 22, 2012   |  Source : Stuff.co.nz  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax New Zealand Limited

Foreign flagged fishing boats are to be banned in New Zealand waters over labour, safety and fisheries concerns. The Government announced the surprise decision this afternoon amid ongoing controversy over abuses on the boats. Primary Industries Mini...

'Stress shrank brain area of tsunami survivors' May 22, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 1997-2012 ninemsn Pty Ltd

Emotional stress caused by last year's tsunami caused a part of some survivors' brains to shrink, according to scientists in Japan who grasped a unique chance to study the neurological effects of trauma. On a quest to better understand post-traumatic s...

Pollution-hunting robot fish take to the sea May 22, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Robot "fish" developed by European scientists to improve pollution monitoring moved from the lab to the sea in a test at the northern Spanish port of Gijon on Tuesday. The developers hope the new technology, which reduces the time it takes to detect a ...

Climate models indicate El Nino return: Australia May 22, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday all seven of the climate models it monitors indicate conditions are likely to approach or exceed the El Nino threshold in the second half of 2012. The El Nino weather pattern is linked to extreme weathe...

Something fishy: China offers glimpse of North Korea incident by William Kazer May 22, 2012   |  Source : WSJ  | Copyright : 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

China has given some of its most detailed reporting yet on the detention of 28 fishermen by North Korea but continues to maintain a careful balancing act in its sensitive relations with its old comrade-in-arms. After a lengthy radio silence on the dete...

Fishermen killing: India assures fair trial of two detained Italians May 22, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012-13 DB Corp ltd.

Notwithstanding Italy's unhappiness over the "unacceptable nature of the judicial developments" involving two of its marines, India on Tuesday made it clear that it will not "interfere" in the trial of two Italians facing murder charges in Kerala. "The...

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