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Film on Cyclone Ockhi released by ICSF December 24, 2018   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2018 ICSF

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"In Ockhi’s Wake: Disaster Preparedness at Sea", a film directed by Shibani Chaudhury, Dusty Foot Production, and produced for ICSF Trust, focuses on the damage that Cyclone Ockhi wrought at sea off the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in south India, in...

Trinidad fishermen hang up nets after oil spill by Seeta Prasad December 24, 2018   |  Source : Newsday  | Copyright : 2017 Newsday

Trinidad and Tobago's ICACOS Fishing Association president Esook Ali said most of the fishermen from his district, as well as neighbouring Chatham, have been forced to hang up their nets and stop fishing for the rest of the year. This, he said, was due...

Rerouted cruise ship rescues 2 fishermen stranded in the Caribbean December 24, 2018   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2018 npr

A serendipitous change of plans could have saved lives in the open ocean. A Royal Caribbean cruise ship, rerouted because of a storm, crossed paths last Friday with two stranded fishermen and sent a small boat to rescue the two men. The fishermen ha...

India's Maharashtra state to reward fishermen who release rare marine animals from their nets! by Ananya Barua December 24, 2018   |  Source : The Better India

It is good news for fishermen across Maharashtra, as the state government has announced a reward for those who save rare marine species. The decision has been made to benefit both, the endangered marine life, as well as the fishermen, who incur huge lo...

Mauritius: Fishermen registration cards presented to 34 fishermen December 24, 2018   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2018 AllAfrica

A total of 34 fishermen received their Fishermen Registration Cards during a ceremony held on Friday 21 December 2018 at the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy in Pointe aux Sables. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shippi...

China will start fishing along Somalia’s coastline just as piracy makes a comeback by Abdi Latif Dahir December 24, 2018   |  Source : Quartz Africa

The country with mainland Africa’s longest coastline is inviting China to its shores. Somalia granted fishing licenses to 31 Chinese vessels to exploit tuna and tuna-like species off its coast in a bid to tap the sector for economic growth. The vesse...

How Indonesia's tsunami warning system failed its citizens again by James Griffiths December 24, 2018   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2018 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

The disaster hit without warning. Many of the hundreds of people who died when a tsunami struck the Indonesian coast Saturday night were nowhere near shelter. Quite simply, they had no idea it was coming. That's because despite a history of tsunamis c...

Warning on fisheries jobs as a third of Irish catch is at risk December 24, 2018   |  Source : Irish Examiner  | Copyright : Irish Examiner Ltd, Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork.

EU fishery ministers set quotas for 2019 last week, some of which followed scientists’ advice. Days later, our Government announced a ban on trawlers over 18m within six nautical miles of the coast. The restrictions come into effect in 2020 and will ...

Why a tsunami struck Indonesia without warning by Kalhan Rosenblatt December 23, 2018   |  Source : NBC

A tsunami that devastated the area around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, leaving at least 222 dead and hundreds more injured, struck fast and without warning on Saturday. While most tsunamis have seismic precursors that allow for some form of warning, an un...

Tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 222 without warning December 23, 2018   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2018, Maranatha Broadcasting Company, Inc.

At least 222 people were killed, with hundreds more injured and missing, including members of a pop band, after a tsunami hit the coastline of west Java and Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday. There was no warning before the waves struck the Pandeglang dis...

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