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West African fisheries experts to develop mechanisms for coherent management of fisheries resources at Cotonou meet August 26, 2012   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Fisheries experts are meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic from 27th August 2012 to articulate a regional framework for the integrated, coherent and efficient management of West Africa's fish resources to enable the sector contribute effectively to the regi...

Florida coastal communities evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac August 26, 2012   |  Source : KPLR  | Copyright : 2012, KPLR

As Tropical Storm Isaac moved quickly through the Straits of Florida on Sunday morning, coastal communities in Florida issued mandatory evacuations and Republicans delayed the start of their national convention. With sustained winds of 65 mph, Isaac la...

Plenty of fish in the sea? Food security in the Indian Ocean by David Michel and Russell Sticklor August 24, 2012   |  Source : The Diplomat  | Copyright : 2012 The Diplomat

Climate change along with illegal, unreported and overfishing could disturb a vital balance in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is rapidly emerging as an essential crossroads of the global market and a key focus of international politics. Rising flo...

Trying to tame the (real) deadliest fishing jobs by Curt Nickis August 24, 2012   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2012 NPR

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks commercial fishing as the deadliest job in the United States. And despite the popular notion from reality TV's Deadliest Catch, which features Alaskan crab fishermen, the most dangerous American fishery is in the North...

Zambian national aquaculture production projected to rise August 24, 2012   |  Source : Xinhua/Coiastweek  | Copyright : Coastweek Newspapers Ltd.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has projected that Zambia ’s aquaculture production will increase in the next five years, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. In its latest report on aquaculture farming in Zambia , the UN body says ...

UN regional emergency teams on standby to assist Caribbean nations hit by tropical storm August 24, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

As tropical storm Isaac nears landfall in the Caribbean, regional emergency teams are ready to be deployed in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba in the event of any contingencies, the United Nations food relief agency said today. According to media...

Somaliland: Licensed fishing trawlers to have local supervisor on board by Yusuf M Hasan August 23, 2012   |  Source : Somalilandsun

The government of Somalia is set to ensure that fishing is undertaken as per the law. This was revealed by the Director General in the ministry of fisheries Mr. Mohamed Elmi Ilka'ase' at the port of Berbera after a fishing vessels inspection tour. T...

Australian Cabinet disunity over super-trawler approval by Sid Maher and Rosanna Hunt August 22, 2012   |  Source : The Australian  | Copyright : The Australian

A federal cabinet revolt is brewing over approval for a super-trawler to fish in Australian waters, despite seven independent scientists undermining the case against the controversial jack mackerel operation. Labor sources told The Australian several s...

Chile to replace tsunami-hit Miyagi town's lost Moai August 22, 2012   |  Source : Kyodo  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

The Chilean government is planning to give a stone replica of an Easter Island Moai statue created by Chilean artisans to Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit particularly hard by last year's earthquake and tsunami. The Chileans say the stat...

Uranium from seawater idea boosted with shrimp shells August 22, 2012   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

A happy coincidence in the seafood industry has raised the prospects of harvesting uranium - the fuel source for nuclear power - from seawater. Oceans hold billions of tonnes of uranium at tiny concentrations, but extracting it remains uneconomical. ...

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