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China to launch patrols in South China Sea to protect fishermen February 25, 2013   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

China will launch routine fishery patrols around Nansha waters in South China Sea this year to better protect the legitimate interests of Chinese fishermen in the area, the Chinese fishery administration said on Sunday. Wu Zhuang, chief of the South China...

Earthquake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning February 25, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued. The quake shook buildings in Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries ...

Major Canadian grocers sell canned fish years past shelf life by Kathy Tomlinson February 25, 2013   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2013

A Canadian woman who bought lobster pâté at a Wal-Mart recently and felt ill after eating it said she was shocked to find the can should have been pulled from circulation more than a year ago. “It was scary. Very frightening,” said Margaret Radom...

Under Indian Ocean, a lost continent by Charu Sudan Kasturi February 25, 2013   |  Source : Hindustan Times  | Copyright : 2013 HT Media Limited

Scientists have discovered a new micro-continent in the Indian Ocean, hidden by the islands of Reunion and Mauritius, in findings that have added a fresh chapter to the geological history of the Indian subcontinent. The newly discovered continent, whic...

First Greenland fishery gains MSC certification February 25, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The West Greenland cold water prawn trawl fishery has become the first Greenland fishery to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. Cold water prawns (Pandalus boreal...

FAO releases audit of inland capture fishery statistics in Africa February 24, 2013   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : 1990 - 2013 - IISD

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has published an audit of inland capture fishery statistics in Africa. The review is part of an initiative to refocus on inland capture fisheries after several year...

Fish mislabeling widespread in US, 84% of 'white tuna' is a species which causes distressing gastrointestinal side effects February 24, 2013   |  Source : Daily Mail  | Copyright : Associated Newspapers Ltd

The mislabeling of fish is widespread across the U.S., a shocking new study has revealed. Ocean conservation group group Oceana analyzed the DNA of 1,215 seafood samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states between 2010 and 2012. Their research, whi...

Fiji looks at EU fisheries market by Ropate Valemei February 23, 2013   |  Source : Fiji Times  | Copyright : 2004 - 2007, Fiji Times Limited

The rules of origin for fisheries export is one of the key areas being discussed under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). "Fiji and the Pacific ACP States are seeking favorable rules of origin for fisheries products, especially, ...

NGO warns of possible rejection of EU fisheries reform February 22, 2013   |  Source : New Europe

Sustainable fishing practices in the EU are under threat from member state governments, a leading environmental NGO has claimed. According to the WWF, European Union governments are lining-up to reject a recent European Parliament report aimed at endin...

Women’s participation in decision-making processes in Arctic fisheries resource management February 21, 2013   |  Source : Genderaquafish

The European Union Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, and the Norwegian Fisheries Minister Lisbeth Berg-Hansen have recently discussed the need for a responsible approach to the Arctic region and and for governments to engage more closely with the p...

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