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Fishermen flock to Chinese city for bounty in 'people's war against the piranha' by Ed Flanagan July 13, 2012   |  Source : NBC News  | Copyright : 2012 msnbc.com

Wanted dead or alive: two Chinese piranhas. News that piranhas, which are native to the South American waters of the Amazon, have come to the Chinese city of Liuzhou, has compelled local authorities to offer a $150 reward to anyone who can land one of ...

Sri Lankan Fishing industry to get 75 mn Japanese funding July 13, 2012   |  Source : Daily Mirror  | Copyright : 2012 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd

A large-scale Japanese fishing business entity has plans to invest Rs.10 billion (US$74.6 mn) in Sri Lanka’s fishing industry, which will include new technical knowledge related to fishing and other technology relevant to the industry, a Fisheries Minis...

FAO urged to develop sustainable development goals for fisheries, using a human-rights approach July 12, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

A group of civil society organizations (CSOs) has called on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop sustainable development goals (SDGs) for fisheries in a balanced way, integrating all dimensions of sustainable develo...

Small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples should be heard, FAO committee told July 12, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

(Errata: Yesterday’s SAMUDRA News Alerts, dated 11 July 2012, carried an incorrect version of the CSO Statement made to the COFI meet at Rome. The correct version is appended below. The error is regretted. –Editor.) The voices of small-scale, art...

Coast guards of India, Pakistan hold talks on jailed fishermen by Sachin Parashar July 12, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Ahead of the foreign ministry level dialogue, India and Pakistan Thursday resumed the dialogue between Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency and India's Coast Guards. This was the first time that this dialogue took place after the Mumbai attacks. Accordi...

Seaweed’s harm outweighs benefits, say Antigua fishermen by Alicia Simon July 12, 2012   |  Source : Observer Media  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Publications Limited

Despite claims from the executive director of the Sargasso Sea Alliance that sargassum seaweed increases the amount of fish in and around Antigua & Barbuda’s waters, the island’s fishermen say that the benefits are few and far between. In an interv...

Global fisheries report shows sustainability of New Zealand's fisheries July 12, 2012   |  Source : Scoop  | Copyright : Scoop Business

The FAO report on the State of the World’s Fisheries released this week acknowledges New Zealand’s sustainable approach to fisheries management. The report stated that good progress had been made in reducing exploitation rates and restoring overexp...

Small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples should be heard, FAO committee told July 11, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The voices of small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples, and their perspectives and proposals, should be reflected in the development of International Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisher...

Nigeria: FAO wants enhanced fisheries management to ensure food security July 11, 2012   |  Source : Daily Trust  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to manage their fisheries and aqua-culture sectors well to help ensure food security for millions of people. FAO in a published report at the UN in New York on Monda...

Caribbean crustacean parasite named after Bob Marley July 11, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

A small crustacean parasite which feeds on fish in the Caribbean has been named after Bob Marley, in what the biologist who discovered it calls a tribute to the late reggae icon. The tiny shellfish, a blood feeder that inhabits the coral reefs of the s...

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