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Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed by John Vidal February 27, 2012   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

Heavily subsidised European trawlers could be allowed to continue to overfish the waters of developing countries despite mounting evidence that stocks are being devastated and that African coastal populations are being deprived of food. Documents seen ...

Fisheries conservation risk top in Canada, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand February 27, 2012   |  Source : UBC  | Copyright : Scoop Media

University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation. Combining economic outlook and fisheries population growth...

Philippines declares war on dynamite fishing by Kristine L. Alave February 27, 2012   |  Source : Philippine Daily Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2011 INQUIRER.net

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has declared an “all-out war” against dynamite fishing and other illegal fishing practices. BFAR Director Asis Perez said the government was beefing up enforcement of the laws against...

Pirates vandalise expensive tsunami buoys by Kumar Chellappan February 27, 2012   |  Source : DNA  | Copyright : 2012 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Piracy in the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, has reached such an extent that scientists of the ministry of earth sciences are hiring the services of private armed guards to protect their expensive tsunami data buoys and bottom pressure recor...

Sri Lanka detains 22 Indian fishermen February 27, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Even as fishermen in Rameswaram in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu are gearing up the St Antony's festival in Katchatheevu islet, the Sri Lankan Navy has shocked the fishing community by detaining 22 of them, off the controversial islet in Palk Bay l...

What sound means to squids February 26, 2012   |  Source : ANI  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Marine biologists have started prying on squids' world to find out how these creatures hear and how they respond to sounds in the ocean. It is only in recent times that scientists have accepted that cephalopods have any auditory capability at all. B...

Kerala fishermen now venturing deeper into the sea to stay afloat by Viju B February 25, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. Thirty-something Johnson looks old for his age. Deep furrows run down his sun-burnt face like disjointed lines in an atlas. Sun...

All parts of the UK must unite to stand up for fishing, MPs say February 24, 2012   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC

The whole of the United Kingdom needs to present a "united front" to the European Union to protect the future of fishing fleets, MPs have said. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee accused Brussels of "micro-management" in setting catch qu...

World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance February 24, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP

The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change. Oceans are the lifeblood of the planet and the global economy, World Bank Pres...

Trade, market access, decent work for fishers discussed at FAO meet February 24, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The benefits from international market access and trade in fish and fishery products should not be confined to organized producers, but should be translated into better human development of small-scale fish producers as well, and lead to an improvement in...

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