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Farming the sea: Leading UK marine ecologists call for national debate over marine management April 25, 2012   |  Source : DCA  | Copyright : 2009 Deborah Clark Associates Public Relations (DCA)

The majority of the UK's coastal seas could be given over to the marine equivalent of ‘commercial farming’ in order to more fully protect defined areas of ecologically sensitive habitat, say two leading names in the marine sector. Professor Martin ...

SE Asian regional fisheries network urges ADB to scrap Coral Triangle Initiative April 24, 2012   |  Source : SEAfish

A network of Southeast Asian fisheries organizations criticized the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) for its top-down approach which disregards the participation and rights of tens of millions of small fishers and fish farmers who depend on the marine reso...

Philippine Coastguards fail to arrest Chinese fishermen by Barbara Mae Dacanay April 24, 2012   |  Source : Gulf News  | Copyright : Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2011

The Philippine Coast Guard has taken photos but could not arrest the Chinese fishermen who continued taking live sharks, clams, corals, and other endangered marine products near the Scarborough Shoal, in the South China Sea, a spokesman said. This has ...

Climate risks to fisheries may hike African hunger by Thin Lei Win April 24, 2012   |  Source : AlertNet  | Copyright : 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate change threatens to reduce catches from fisheries and worsen hunger among some of sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest people, who rely on fish as a major source of protein and earnings, according to new research from the International Institute for Env...

Indian fishermen's families get compensation from Italy but case to continue April 24, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company

In a sudden turn of events, families of two Indian fishermen allegedly shot dead by Italian marines on board the 'Enrica Lexie' ship have reached a compromise with Italian authorities and accepted Rs one crore (approx. US$190,000) compensation but the cri...

Thousands join industrial shrimp aquaculture protest: WWF standards denounced as greenwash April 24, 2012   |  Source : Press release from various NGOs

Hundreds of NGOs in Asia, Latin America, Africa,North America and Europe are protesting against WWF and its lack of concern for the environment and local peoples' livelihood in the interest of industry profits from shrimp farming. The conversion of ma...

Arctic marine mammals and fish populations on the rise April 24, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Arctic marine mammals and fish populations are on the rise, according to a report released on Monday by the the Arctic Council's biodiversity working group at a Montreal conference. In fact fish populations have risen dramatically, according to the fin...

US lobster fishermen setting up co-op April 24, 2012   |  Source : CBC News.  | Copyright : CBC 2012

Fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador are setting up a co-op to buy their lobster. Companies that usually buy their catch say they cannot afford the price that's been set for this season, so they're not buying. More than 300 lobster fishermen held ...

Chinese boats fish in dangerous waters by Kathrin Hille April 24, 2012   |  Source : FT  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company

As Wang Chang tidies his boat on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, it could not be more peaceful. The 31-year-old fisherman has just sold his catch and the deck is drying in the afternoon sun. But Mr Wang is plying a dangerous trade. Like 130 othe...

Namibia fishing companies suffer from rising oil prices by Natalia Real April 24, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The fishing sector in Namibia is expecting a drop in productivity for 2012 if fuel prices remain high. Prices have already gone up this year. Already, 2011 brought massive losses for the sector precisely because of high fuel costs. Lüderitz-based fish...

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