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FAO Director-General welcomes new international declaration on oceans, fisheries August 14, 2012   |  Source : The Information Daily  | Copyright : The Information Daily 2012

Highlighting the important role that marine ecosystems play in feeding the world, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said this weekend that the responsible and sustainable management of oceans and coasts must become "a global priority." The r...

US Coast Guard transfers to China case of suspected of illegal driftnet fishing August 14, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

A vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing on the high seas was transferred to China by the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday. A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter assigned to Alaska encountered the 177-foot fishing ship in late July about 850 miles east ...

Sri Lanka's ornamental fish industry showing progress by Ridma Dissanayake August 13, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

The ornamental fish industry in Sri Lanka has shown a progress of 25 percent during the last year with the assistance of National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), FIsheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. ...

Debt relief for fisheries in Vietnam August 13, 2012   |  Source : VIETNAMNET Bridge  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

The Prime Minister of Vietnam has asked State commercial banks to reduce interest rates on loans for farmers in the livestock and fisheries sector while also giving them more time to pay back debts. Banks have been called on to give struggling farmers ...

Philippines BFAR provides help to flood-affected fish farmers August 13, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will provide fishers and pond owners, affected by the recent monsoon, with fingerlings, a statement said. According to BFAR Director Asis Perez, the agency will be providing fingerlings, ...

Super trawler may take large catches: Australian minister by Isabel Bird August 13, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

Australia's Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke admits there is potential for the FV Margiris to take a large catch from one area in Commonwealth waters near Tasmania. The Dutch-owned super trawler that will be used by Seafish Tasmania is thought t...

Australian flotilla joins rally against supertrawler August 12, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

Hundreds of boats have formed a flotilla on Hobart's River Derwent to rally against a super trawler to be based on Tasmania's north-west coast. Organisers estimate more than 500 boats - including jet skis, wooden yachts, tourist cruises and fishing tra...

Migrant fishermen targeted amid rise of Greek extremists by Joanna Kakissi August 12, 2012   |  Source : National Public Radio  | Copyright : 2012 National Public Radio

Ahmet Abuhamed runs a fish shop in Perama, a town near the port of Piraeus. He sells the day's catch, including sea bream, mackerel, sardines and octopus. A 40-year-old father of four, he moved to Greece 20 years ago from Rosetta, an Egyptian fishing vill...

UN Secretary-General launches new initiative to protect world’s oceans August 12, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource a...

Indonesia fishermen victimized by people-smuggling trade August 11, 2012   |  Source : Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW)  | Copyright : International Strategic Research Organization

Fleeing troubled zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Sri Lanka, a wave of asylum seekers heading to Australia is fueling the people-smuggling business in Indonesia. While bilateral efforts to tackle the illegal trade are underway, critics say t...

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