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Indian fisheries body inaugurates business incubation centre April 06, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu Business Line

The Central Institute of Fisheries and Technology (CIFT) in Kochi, Kerala, India, inaugurated a 5,000-square metre business incubation centre at their premises in Kochi. The centre was inaugurated by Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Re...

Voyage of Japanese ‘ghost ship’ ends April 06, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

The U.S. Coast Guard unleashed cannon fire Thursday at a Japanese vessel set adrift by last year’s tsunami, stopping the ship’s long, lonely voyage across the Pacific Ocean. A Coast Guard cutter fired on the abandoned 164-foot (50-meter) Ryou-Un Ma...

Indian NGO Shashwat nominated for UNDP award April 06, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Shashwat an NGO based in Ambegaon in Pune district in the Indian State of Maharashtra, has been chosen for the 'Equator Prize 2012,' of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), for its work on local development solutions for people, nature and resil...

S Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for Chinese fisherman by Robert Lee April 04, 2012   |  Source : Korea Herald  | Copyright : HERALD MEDIA INC

Prosecutors demanded Wednesday the death penalty for the captain of an illegal Chinese fishing boat indicted on charges of killing a Korean Coast Guard officer last year. The Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office also asked for two- to three-year pris...

Caribbean Fisheries Forum tackles challenges in fishing throughout the Caribbean by Yasmin Popescu April 04, 2012   |  Source : The Freeport News  | Copyright : 2012 The Freeport News

Concerns were again reiterated over the numerous challenges which can militate against sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector during the recent Caribbean Fisheries Forum held in Nassau. CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton ...

Japan's Fukushima fishermen hopeless after nuke contamination postpones fishing season April 04, 2012   |  Source : Mainichi Japan  | Copyright : The Mainichi Daily

Fishermen in the Okuaizu region of Japan's Fukushima prefecture were left hopeless after radioactive cesium exceeding the allowable limit detected in some river fish forced them to postpone this year's fishing season indefinitely. "This river's sweetfi...

Fishery managers could call for a review of massive underwater canyons by Juliet Eilperin April 03, 2012   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2012 The Washington Post

Fishery managers in the North Pacific are expected Tuesday to endorse a reassessment of how to treat two large underwater canyons in Alaska’s Bering Sea that lie near one of the nation’s most profitable fisheries. The move comes less than two weeks...

Boat owners in Tamil Nadu, India, reduce fishing trips April 03, 2012   |  Source : Express News Service  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP

Fishermen and boat owners in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu have minimised their fishing trips, owing to the expiry of the diesel subsidy date and the 45-day ban order which would be implemented from April 14. The government is providing 1,500 li...

For the love of cod, Gulf of Maine catch quota cut by Ros Krasny April 03, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

The price of an order of fish and chips at your local pub could jump this year after U.S. authorities slashed the amount of Gulf of Maine cod that New England's fishermen can haul in, as a way to protect the species from overfishing. Fishing agencies a...

Tsunami ship becomes hazard in Alaskan waters April 03, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, APN Holdings NZ Limited

A derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami was drifting toward Alaska, the US Coast Guard said. The shrimping vessel was floating slowly northwest in the Gulf of Alaska about 201 kilometres west of the nearest point of land Forre...

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