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Malaysian fishermen claim tugboats threatening livelihood by Chong Chee Seong February 28, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

The Muar-Batu Pahat Fishermen's Association is appealing to the government of the Malaysian state of Johor for financial assistance to purchase new nets. Association president Ser Boon Huat said about 100 fishermen had asked Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul...

MPAs for fish fillets: A double-take on Indonesian fisheries management by Lida Pet-Soede February 28, 2012   |  Source : National Geographic  | Copyright : 1996-2012 National Geographic Society

The two whale sharks turned around to face me, opened their huge mouths and sieved the water filled with tiny baby anchovies. I had to tell myself that they would not bite, but I also remembered these are sharks, not whales and moved out of their path to ...

Philippines Agriculture Secretary wants more fish exports by Marvyn N. Benaning February 27, 2012   |  Source : Tempo  | Copyright : 2012 Tempo

Philippines Agriculture Secretary, Proceso J. Alcala, has urged aquaculture companies to export more processed fish products and called on livestock and poultry breeders to venture overseas. Alcala made the pitch in several trips to Mindanao, particula...

Northeast Pacific sardine fishery may be in peril by Susan Milius February 27, 2012   |  Source : Science News  | Copyright : Society for Science & the Public 2000 - 2012

The storied sardine fishery in the northeast Pacific may be tottering on the brink of another collapse, like one that shut down sardine fishing there for years in the middle of the last century. Signs of trouble that foreshadowed the last collapse are ...

Return of Japan Pavilion to International Boston Seafood Show signals recovery of Japan's seafood industry February 27, 2012   |  Source : Business Wire  | Copyright : Business Wire 2012

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) today announced that it will once again be sponsoring its highly-acclaimed Japan Pavilion at the upcoming International Boston Seafood Show 2012 (IBSS), North America's largest seafood tr...

Philippines province to give insurance coverage for 45,000 farmers, fishermen by MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR. February 27, 2012   |  Source : Manila Bulletin  | Copyright : 2012. Manila Bulletin

The Cebu provincial government in the Philippines is embarking on an ambitious plan to have 80 percent of all farmers and fishermen in the entire province insured with the Philippine Crops Insurance Corporation (PCIC) by yearend. Coverage will extend t...

Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed by John Vidal February 27, 2012   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

Heavily subsidised European trawlers could be allowed to continue to overfish the waters of developing countries despite mounting evidence that stocks are being devastated and that African coastal populations are being deprived of food. Documents seen ...

Fisheries conservation risk top in Canada, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand February 27, 2012   |  Source : UBC  | Copyright : Scoop Media

University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation. Combining economic outlook and fisheries population growth...

Philippines declares war on dynamite fishing by Kristine L. Alave February 27, 2012   |  Source : Philippine Daily Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2011 INQUIRER.net

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has declared an “all-out war” against dynamite fishing and other illegal fishing practices. BFAR Director Asis Perez said the government was beefing up enforcement of the laws against...

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...

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