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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...

Forced out by tsunami, Japan sushi chef dreams of home by Chris Meyers February 24, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters 2012

When the tsunami roared through his northern Japanese hometown of Ofunato last March, sushi chef Sanichi Niinuma managed to escape with his life, but his shop was battered and badly damaged by the raging waters. In the aftermath of the disaster, which ...

Philippines NGO says planned fish importation a ploy to relax import regulation February 24, 2012   |  Source : Tambuyog

A non-government organization in the Philippines warned that the plan of the government to allow fish imports in public retail markets known as wet markets would lead to the liberalization of the national policy regulating such imports, which also serves ...

Fishermen in Sri Lanka's North Western Province end protest February 23, 2012   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Fishermen of the Chilaw and Puttalam areas of Sri Lanka's northwest coastal belt have ended their protest and plan to commence normal fishing activities from today. The local media reports r said that however some fishermen are still considering to con...

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