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Marine Stewardship Council responds to NPR series on sustainable seafood February 13, 2013   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : ©2013 NPR

Earlier this week, NPR aired a three-part investigation of the Marine Stewardship Council on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. As Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams reported, the MSC certifies seafood that is supposed to be good for the envi...

Thousands of Vietnamese fishermen head to sea during Tet February 13, 2013   |  Source : VNA

While the nation enjoys Tet, on February 12 (3rd day of the 2013 Lunar New Year) more than 1,200 fishing vessels from Song Doc town, Tran Van Thoi district of southern Ca Mau province headed out to sea, with hope for a successful first catch of the year. ...

Indonesian fishermen struggle to make ends meet in busy tourist sites by Luh De Suriyani February 13, 2013   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2012 PT. Bina Media Tenggara

Dewa Made Sena, a fisherman in Kuta, has been faithful to his profession, passed on by his father, since he was a teenager. Every day, he proudly prepares his colorful traditional fishing boat, which is docked along with other boats at Kuta Beach. B...

South Africa: A year later and no change in fisheries as thousands stand to lose their jobs by Pieter van Dalen February 12, 2013   |  Source : Democratic Alliance (Cape Town)  | Copyright : 2013 AllAfrica

I will today be writing to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, requesting her to provide a plan of action to prevent the potential loss of over 5 000 jobs in the fishing industry. Reports reveal that the Fisheri...

UK supermarket Morrisons commits to fishermen's safety, health February 12, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

UK supermarket Morrisons has become the first food retailer to announce new commitments to the health and safety of the fishermen supplying its seafood. In partnership with Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), Morrisons will require any vessel...

Gloria Maris aquaculture farm in Corsica certified sustainable February 12, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

Gloria Maris' aquaculture farm, on the French island of Corsica, has been certified sustainable by international certification body, Friend of the Sea. Following required corrective actions of its fish escape prevention and energy management system, Gl...

Vietnamese fishermen net bumper haul and profit in January February 12, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

Despite unfavourable weather, fishermen nationwide caught 202,500 tonnes of fish in January, up 3.8 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Directorate of Fisheries. Of the figure, 195,000 tonnes were sea catches and the remaining ...

New Fisheries Act published in Chile by Analia Murias February 11, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Chile's new Fisheries Act No. 20657 has just been published in Diario Oficial. It amends the sustainability scope of aquatic resources, the access to industrial and artisanal fishing business, and the regulations for research and monitoring. After a ye...

Fish smell their perfect shoal-mate by Dani Cooper February 11, 2013   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2013 ABC

Size really does matter when you are a fish looking for a shoal-mate. And according to a new study "smell" plays a critical role in helping fish hunt for mates of a matching size. Associate Professor Ashley Ward, of the School of Biological Sciences...

Fisheries workers in Namibia say they’re being exploited by Eveline de Klerk February 11, 2013   |  Source : New Era  | Copyright : New Era Publications © 2013

Some fish factory workers and fishermen in Namibia say they are being exploited and neglected despite the key role played by the fisheries sector in the economy. They say government has empowered previously disadvantaged Namibians by granting them fish...

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