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Trade, market access, decent work for fishers discussed at FAO meet February 24, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

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The benefits from international market access and trade in fish and fishery products should not be confined to organized producers, but should be translated into better human development of small-scale fish producers as well, and lead to an improvement in...

Forced out by tsunami, Japan sushi chef dreams of home by Chris Meyers February 24, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters 2012

When the tsunami roared through his northern Japanese hometown of Ofunato last March, sushi chef Sanichi Niinuma managed to escape with his life, but his shop was battered and badly damaged by the raging waters. In the aftermath of the disaster, which ...

Philippines NGO says planned fish importation a ploy to relax import regulation February 24, 2012   |  Source : Tambuyog

A non-government organization in the Philippines warned that the plan of the government to allow fish imports in public retail markets known as wet markets would lead to the liberalization of the national policy regulating such imports, which also serves ...

Fishermen in Sri Lanka's North Western Province end protest February 23, 2012   |  Source : ColomboPage News Desk  | Copyright : 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Fishermen of the Chilaw and Puttalam areas of Sri Lanka's northwest coastal belt have ended their protest and plan to commence normal fishing activities from today. The local media reports r said that however some fishermen are still considering to con...

IMO refuses to intervene in row over killing of Indian fishermen February 23, 2012   |  Source : MINT  | Copyright : Livemint, 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has declined to intervene in the diplomatic row that started because of the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines, saying its guidance pertains only to private armed security on ships and not gove...

Call for action over fishing 'slave ships' in New Zealand February 23, 2012   |  Source : TVNZ  | Copyright : 2012, Television New Zealand Limited

A US news report that fishing crew workers are being treated like slave labour in our waters has added weight to the Maritime Union's call for urgent action. News agency Bloomberg reported this week that Indonesian fishing crews were being subjected to...

12% of marine species in tropical Eastern Pacific threatened February 23, 2012   |  Source : PRWeb  | Copyright : 1997-2012, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC

welve percent of marine species surveyed in the Gulf of California, the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica and the five offshore oceanic islands and archipelagos in the tropical eastern Pacific are threatened with extinction, according to a study by IUCN (In...

Malaysia seizes two boats, detains 16 Vietnamese for illegal fishing February 22, 2012   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2012 Bernama

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized two boats with fishing materials and dried cuttlefish worth RM1 million and detained 16 Vietnamese fishermen for encroaching into Malaysian waters, yesterday. Tok Bali MMEA Commander, Zainin Abdul...

Ministers at UN meeting pledge to ensure action on sustainable development February 22, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Environment ministers from across the world today made a commitment to ensure that the United Nations conference on sustainable development in Brazil later this year succeeds in developing concrete actions to address pressing global environmental challeng...

Thousands of tuna die off Dubai coast February 21, 2012   |  Source : ANSAmed  | Copyright : 2010 ANSAmed

At least 3,000 dead tuna have been found in waters off the coast of Dubai. The discovery was made on Thursday though the press only reported the news today. The cause of death remains unclear, although an illegal fishing expedition using banned methods...

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