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Details of new Japan-Taiwan fisheries pact are explained by Ko Shu-Ling April 23, 2013   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd.

Government officials met Friday with fishermen in Yilan County on Taiwan’s northeast coast to explain the extended fishing access they’ve been granted by the landmark fisheries agreement Taiwan signed with Japan. Japan and Taiwan inked the deal on ...

Indonesia sets 7.5 mn tonnes seaweed production target April 22, 2013   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2013 Bernama

The Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs (KKP) has set a target of seaweed production at 7.5 million tonnes this year, Indonesian news agency ANTARA reported. Maritime and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said in a statement this year's t...

Insight: China consolidates sea claims as Asian diplomacy struggles by Manuel Mogato April 22, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

For decades, fishermen along the northwestern Philippine coast treated the teeming fishing grounds of the Scarborough Shoal as their backyard, less than a day's boat ride away. Now, they see it as a foreign country. "I lost my livelihood when we los...

Vision's special report for Earth Day examines overfishing April 22, 2013   |  Source : WSJ  | Copyright : 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Overfishing of a water resource is defined as the depletion of fish populations beyond acceptable levels. This definition seems simple enough on the surface, but how do we determine what levels are "acceptable"? There are two ways of looking at this measu...

Fisheries exemption from Tonga consumption tax welcomed April 22, 2013   |  Source : RNZI  | Copyright : Radio New Zealand International

One of the biggest players in Tonga’s fishing industry is welcoming the government’s decision to exempt the fisheries sector from a 15 percent goods and services tax but says for her, it’s a little too late. The exemption, which means those in th...

Quake hits Japanese coast, but no sign of tsunami April 21, 2013   |  Source : Irish Examiner  | Copyright : Irish Examiner Ltd

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the south coast of Japan's main Honshu island, but no tsunami warning has been issued. The quake hit an area around 600 kilometres south of Tokyo, at a depth of 424 kilometres. Tokyo and its suburban Kanto r...

US fishermen still struggling, three years after BP spill by Monica Hernandez April 21, 2013   |  Source : wwltv.com  | Copyright : 2009-2013 WWL-TV, Inc., a subsidiary of Belo Corp.

Three years after the worst oil disaster in American history, fisherman and environmental experts say the Gulf Coast is still reeling from the effects. Fisherman say their catch is scarce, while Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says oil is ...

Egyptian fisheries authority concerned by Ethiopian dam by Joel Gulhane April 20, 2013   |  Source : Daily News Egypt  | Copyright : 2013 Daily News Egypt

Head of the Fisheries Authority Amani Ismail has warned of the threat posed to Egypt by the construction of a dam in Ethiopia. Writing on the authority’s official website, Ismail said: “There is no longer room for doubt that Egypt is facing a real ...

Super-trawler banned in Australia in new troubled waters by Andrew Darby April 19, 2013   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2013 Fairfax Media

The outcast super-trawler Margiris has found a new place to go - one of the world's most troubled jack mackerel fisheries in the South Pacific. Banned by the federal government because of doubts over its impact on Australia's small pelagic fishery, the...

Norwegian herring fisheries enter MSC re-assessment April 19, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The Norwegian North Sea and Skagerrak herring fishery and the Norwegian Spring Spawning herring fishery are seeking Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification as well-managed and sustainable fisheries. Back in 2008 the Norwegian herring fisherie...

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