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Sierra Leone fish shortage: Minister clears the air by Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh August 07, 2012   |  Source : Concord Times (Freetown)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Contrary to claims by some fishing vessel agents that the implementation of various reforms by the ministry of fisheries and marine resources to curb illegal fishing is responsible for the shortage of fish in the country, the fisheries minister, Dr. Socco...

Bali to tighten control on fishing by Wasti Atmodjo August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2012 PT. Bina Media Tenggara

Overfishing, in addition to the global economic woes, has been blamed for reducing marine exports from Bali, Indonesia, over the last few years, an official confirmed. I Made Gunaja, head of Bali Marine and Fisheries office, shared with Bali Daily on M...

Thousands of fish die in India's Srinagar lake August 07, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Thousands of fish have died in the Nigeen Lake at Hazratbal in Srinagar, India, owing to an abrupt change in weather conditions over the past 48 hours, officials said on Monday. Dead fish covered the lake, where high-end tourists stay in houseboats. ...

Sri Lanka hands 37 Chinese fishermen to embassy by Ranga Sirilal August 07, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Sri Lanka handed over 37 Chinese fishermen to their embassy on Tuesday, officials said, two days after the Sri Lankan navy arrested them for fishing without permission in the island nation's offshore waters. The fishermen were arrested aboard two trawl...

US shooting: Indian fishermen seek higher solatium by Sajila Saseendran August 07, 2012   |  Source : Khaleej Times  | Copyright : 2012 Khaleej Times

The survivors of the US Navy shooting case off Jebel Ali Port last month are demanding a higher payment after the US government offered ex gratia solatium, even as investigations continue. The US government offered to match the payment of INR500,000 (D...

Who pays for conservation in the world’s biggest tuna fishery? by Quentin Hanich August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Conversation  | Copyright : 2010–2012, The Conversation Media Group

The world catches too many tuna. Thanks to our high levels of fishing, some tuna species are under threat. Everyone involved in the fishing industry agrees that fishing effort needs to be reduced. But no one can decide who should bear the burden of cuttin...

New evidence shows acid threat to marine life August 07, 2012   |  Source : Today  | Copyright : 2012 MediaCorp Press Ltd.

Ocean acidification caused by climate change is making it harder for creatures such as clams and sea urchins to grow their shells, and the trend is likely to be felt most in the polar regions, scientists said yesterday. A thinning of the protective cas...

Skin cancer found in Great Barrier Reef fish by Fron Jackson-Webb August 06, 2012   |  Source : Asian Scientist  | Copyright : 2011-2012 Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd.

Scientists have identified skin cancer in the Great Barrier Reef’s wild fish populations which is almost identical to melanomas found in humans. The team of researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Newcastle University in the U...

Fish farming could be Australia's fastest growing agricultural industry by Olivia Garnett August 06, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2011 ABC

Farmers in Australia are well placed to supply the growing demand for food, according to an agricultural journalist. Julian Cribb believes Australian farmers are starting to fine-tune their practices to boost sustainability and productivity. But wit...

Chile's seafood landings fall 18% by Analia Murias August 06, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Seafood landings accumulated up to June 2012 totalled 2.1 million tonnes, representing 18.4 per cent less than in the first six months of 2011, when 2.5 million tonnes were landed. According to the latest Fishing and Aquaculture Sector Report of the Un...

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