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Nigeria targets 1mn tonnes of fish production August 06, 2012   |  Source : pmnews

The Lagos State Government says it is targeting the production of one million metric tons of fish by 2015 to reduce billions of naira the nations spends yearly on fish importation. Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, s...

Battery fishing rise in Myanmar threatens unique dolphin cooperation by Aye Sapay Phyu August 06, 2012   |  Source : Myanmar Times

The unique practice of cooperative fishing between Irrawaddy dolphins and fishermen in Mandalay Region is under threat because of electric fishing, sources said last week. Groups of electric fishing boats can be found in a 74-kilometre-long dolphin pro...

China urges Sri Lanka to release 37 detained fishermen August 06, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

China has called on Sri Lanka to release 37 Chinese fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy, China's Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, in a case that could test increasingly close ties between Beijing and Colombo. Sri Lanka's navy arrested...

US announces ex-gratia to kin of Indian fisherman killed in Dubai August 06, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

The United States has announced a solatium to the next of kin of a Tamil Nadu fisherman killed in gunfire by US navy personnel off the Dubai coast last month but India hoped that it would not prejudice the probe into the incident. "Yes, the US embassy...

France to hunt sharks after Reunion island attacks August 06, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

France will hire professional fishermen to kill some 20 sharks off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion this week in an effort to understand the reasons for a series of attacks in the surfing hotspot. Two surfers have been attacked by sharks within a wee...

Preserving marine ecosystems and local ways of life by Sheila Foran August 06, 2012   |  Source : UConn  | Copyright : University of Connecticut

Robert Pomeroy is as much at home in small fishing villages in Southeast Asia as he is in his office overlooking Long Island Sound at UConn’s Avery Point campus. Pomeroy, professor of agricultural and resource economics and Connecticut Sea Grant Prog...

California salmon harvests are up August 06, 2012   |  Source : Business Wire  | Copyright : 2012 MarketWatch, Inc.

Salmon fishermen are reporting increased landings of California king salmon with the population rebounding from the low numbers seen since 2007. According to Aaron Newman, Chairman of the California Salmon Council, "the salmon are finally back in larger n...

Uganda govt eyes cage culture to boost fish stocks August 05, 2012   |  Source : Observer  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Media Ltd.

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) researching about fish farming in Uganda’s major lakes. Cage culture, the practice of farming fish in large waters, in box-shaped structures, is an alternative the Ugandan government is pu...

Destructive nets pose threat to Pakistan's export sector by ANWAR KHAN August 05, 2012   |  Source : Business Recorder  | Copyright : Business Recorder.

Over 2,000 boats continue trawling with destructive nets raising alarms for the country's 300-million dollars fisheries exporting sector, experts said on Saturday. Pakistan exported 124,489 tons of seafood amounting 315.525 million dollars in the last fis...

Small-scale fisherfolk in Rio de Janeiro – a vanishing species by Mario Osava August 03, 2012   |  Source : IPS  | Copyright : 2012 IPS-Inter Press Service

“My sons will be anything, but never fishermen,” said 32-year-old Maicon Alexandre, the youngest of the leaders of Ahomar, a union of small-scale fisherpeople on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. That determination is shared by his colleagues, like ...

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