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12% of marine species in tropical Eastern Pacific threatened February 23, 2012   |  Source : PRWeb  | Copyright : 1997-2012, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC

welve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (In...

Malaysia seizes two boats, detains 16 Vietnamese for illegal fishing February 22, 2012   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2012 Bernama

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized two boats with fishing materials and dried cuttlefish worth RM1 million and detained 16 Vietnamese fishermen for encroaching into Malaysian waters, yesterday. Tok Bali MMEA Commander, Zainin Abdul...

Ministers at UN meeting pledge to ensure action on sustainable development February 22, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Environment ministers from across the world today made a commitment to ensure that the United Nations conference on sustainable development in Brazil later this year succeeds in developing concrete actions to address pressing global environmental challeng...

Thousands of tuna die off Dubai coast February 21, 2012   |  Source : ANSAmed  | Copyright : 2010 ANSAmed

At least 3,000 dead tuna have been found in waters off the coast of Dubai. The discovery was made on Thursday though the press only reported the news today. The cause of death remains unclear, although an illegal fishing expedition using banned methods...

Imports of Japanese fishery products into S Korea dip by Kim Tae-gyu February 21, 2012   |  Source : Korea Times  | Copyright : Korea Times.co.kr

Fears of nuclear contagion seemingly prompted Koreans to almost halve their imports of Japanese fishery products in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident in last year. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MIFAFF) announced Wedn...

International trade in fish and fishery products a matter of concern for artisanal fishers, FAO conference told February 21, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

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It is important that artisanal fishing communities be provided with broader information on international trade in fish and fishery products, a meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organzation of the United Nations (FAO) was told. The plea was made in an...

Trawlers threaten livelihood of 1,000 Malaysian fishermen February 21, 2012   |  Source : The New Strait Times  | Copyright : The New Strait Times, 2012

The presence of about 10 trawlers trespassing in the waters of Senggarang and Rengit in Malaysia over the last two years is threatening the livelihood of about 1,000 traditional fishermen in Batu Pahat. Local fishermen say trawlers trespassing in the w...

Fishermen of western Sri Lanka threaten to refrain from fishing until fuel prices reduced February 20, 2012   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Fishermen from the western coastal belt of in Sri Lanka have threatened to refrain from fishing until the government takes measures to reduce fuel prices. Fisheries associations from Colombo to Puttalam met in Negombo on Sunday to discuss the current c...

Italy, India at odds over fishermen shootings February 20, 2012   |  Source : Pioneer  | Copyright : 2011 The Pioneer

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi today warned of "considerable differences" with India over the alleged killing of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates by Italian soldiers on an oil tanker. "There are currently considerable differences of a l...

Canadian researchers to improve shrimp farming in Sri Lanka by CHRISTIE FERNANDO February 20, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

A team of Sri Lankan and Canadian researchers on aquaculture in the Wayamba province are helping to improve farm practices in shrimp and oyster farming to achieve sustainable development to improve incomes and contribute to Sri Lanka food security goal, s...

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