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Control of South Africa’s fisheries ‘in wrong hands’ by Paul Vecchiatto and Sue Blaine April 17, 2013   |  Source : Business Day  | Copyright : BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd

Fisheries management is clearly "in the wrong hands", MPs have been told in a frank assessment of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s guardianship of South Africa’s R5bn fishing industry. The paper, drawn up by Par...

50,000 may lose jobs due to Mindanao power problem, says Philippines fisher group by Dennis Carcamo April 16, 2013   |  Source : philstar.com  | Copyright : 2012. Philstar

At least 50,000 workers in several canning factories and deep-sea fishing vessel companies in General Santos City, Zamboanga Peninsula and South Cotabato in the Philippines are in danger of losing their jobs because of the current power crisis in Mindanao...

European Parliament votes in favour of first EU discard ban April 16, 2013   |  Source : Europa

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted on Tuesday to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (between the North Sea and the Baltic). The ban, to take effect gradually between 2014 and 2016, would be enforced ...

Kenya fishermen defy Lake Victoria omena fishing ban citing poverty April 16, 2013   |  Source : The Star

Stakeholders have blamed the rising poverty levels among fishermen in Nyanza region for the failure to honour the annual Omena fishing ban. Fisheries lobby group, Uhai Lake Forum, said the ban has been ignored due to high poverty levels that drive fish...

Canadian fishermen discuss protests, prices with union April 16, 2013   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2013

About two dozen crab fishermen from all over Newfoundland and Labrador had an emotional meeting with their union leader Tuesday morning in St. John's. The harvesters want the Fish Food and Allied Workers' union to help free them from provincial rules t...

Cruise ships pick up illegal immigrants and fishermen around the world April 16, 2013   |  Source : eTB Cruise Expert  | Copyright : Agents Support Systems Pty Ltd 2006-2013

Cruise ships have always played their part in maritime safety, diverting to rescue lost souls across the world’s oceans, but over the last few days three cruise ships have rescued fishermen and migrants in three separate incidents. In Asia, it is rep...

Tongan PM anounces tax exemption for fisheries by MATANGI TONGA April 15, 2013   |  Source : Islands Business  | Copyright : Islands Business International

Tonga's Fisheries Sector is to be exempted from the 15 percent Consumption Tax on sales, the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano told a gathering in Nuku'alofa. At the same time a government fund originally set up to help agricultural exporters by the Mini...

Philippines group seeks policy on declaration of protected areas, national parks by Jonathan L. Mayuga April 15, 2013   |  Source : Business Mirror  | Copyright : 2013 BusinessMirror

The government should declare protected areas and national parks based on its capacity to protect them from potential intruders. Arsenio Tanchuling, lead convenor of the Tambuyog Development Center, a fishery non-governmental organization, said the dev...

Anguished father of fisherman killed off UAE coast by US Navy speaks of loss by Ramola Talwar Badam and Preeti Kannan April 15, 2013   |  Source : The National  | Copyright : Abu Dhabi Media company

The father of a fisherman shot dead by the US navy off Jebel Ali port last year is angered and disappointed at the American investigation clearing the security crew aboard the USNS Rappahannock. The report released a week ago said US servicemen on the ...

Breaking the mold: Woman scientist takes on fisheries and science journalism in India by Amit Kumar and Freya Singh April 15, 2013   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : mongabay1999-2013

Fishing is not a woman's domain in most countries across the globe. In parts of India there are fishing communities who believe that having a woman onboard a fishing boat brings bad luck. Despite this, Divya Karnad, a scientist who studies marine life in ...

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