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Move in India to support livelihood of fishermen through self-help groups March 04, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2013 The Hindu

For promoting hygienic post-harvest fishing, value addition and sustainable fishing, the need for involving fishermen self-help group federations and achieving market chain linkages was underlined at a two-day consultation organised in Vishakapatnam in th...

Capture fisheries for food security by Petra Spliethoff March 04, 2013   |  Source : The Broker  | Copyright : 2011 Publisher IDP

Food security programmes concentrate on the availability of food, access to food, nutritional adequacy, crisis prevention and food supply stability. Most programmes focus on agricultural production and do not pay much attention to the contribution of fish...

Dutch oyster fisheries achieve MSC certification March 04, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The two fisheries of the Dutch Oyster Association have achieved certification to the MSC standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. Native oysters (Ostrea edulis) and Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) harvested by these fisheries are now eligi...

13 fishermen feared drowned after trawler sinks off Tunisian coast March 04, 2013   |  Source : Global Times  | Copyright : 2013 by The Global Times

A total of 13 fishermen are feared drowned after their trawler sank off the southern Tunisian town of Zarzis in a poor weather condition, Shems FM reported on Monday, quoting the local governor. The trawler's wreckage was found on the seabed at a depth...

Indian fishworkers begin 5-day sit-in to focus on demands March 04, 2013   |  Source : NFF

The first day of the five-day sit-in of the National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) of India was started 4 March at Janthar Manthar in the capital city, New Delhi, with the participation of over thousands from various fishworker unions that are members of NFF f...

Japanese eel aquaculture in Korea March 04, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

After a decade of research, Korea has produced individual glass eels for Japanese eel aquaculture. Although Japan also has this technology, its production of seed is not enough to meet external demand. To aid further development, a series of studies led b...

Lost in whiteout, fishermen wander across EU-Russia border March 04, 2013   |  Source : ERR  | Copyright : 2010 Eesti Rahvusringhääling

Fog and drifting snow on Lake Lämmijärv on Friday blurred the EU's external border, leading to lost Russian and Estonian fishermen wandering over the de facto line into their respective neighboring countries. In the morning, a solo fisherman from the...

FAO Tenure newsletter announces publication on gender March 04, 2013   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : 1990 - 2013 - IISD

The February newsletter for the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Governance Initiative from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) highlights a recent UN General Assembly Resolution on “Agriculture Development and Food Security,” which en...

In West Africa, fishermen get political by Ahmed Diamé March 03, 2013   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2013 The New York Times Company

West African waters are rich in marine resources. The local population has historically depended heavily on these resources for jobs and food security. Fish is the most important source of protein in Senegal, where annual fish consumption is about 61 poun...

Norway cooperates with INTERPOL to stop fisheries crime March 03, 2013   |  Source : Norway Post

This week Norway participated in an international enforcement conference related to fisheries crime organized by INTERPOL. At the conference INTERPOL launched its international collaboration effort Project SCALE. The project is intended to raise awa...

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