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Aftershocks stall aid efforts in tsunami-hit Solomons February 08, 2013   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2013 HT Media Limited

Strong aftershocks hampered efforts to send aid to tsunami-affected villages in the Solomon Islands on Friday, as the death toll following a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake rose to nine. Officials said damage on Ndende island in the eastern Solomons ...

Indian fishermen return home, narrate mid-sea turmoil by V Devanathan February 08, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

When the fishing boat started to shudder off Kanyakumari coast, 49-year-old V Xavier never took it seriously. A veteran fisherman that he is, Xavier immersed himself in dragging the fishing net hoping for a good catch. But moments later, he sensed that...

Indonesian fishermen wait in New Zealand for legal fight over wages by AL WILLIAMS February 08, 2013   |  Source : Timaru Herald  | Copyright : 2013 Fairfax New Zealand Limited

Indonesian fishermen who walked off a foreign charter fishing boat in Timaru will have a wait in Christchurch as discussions begin over allegations of excessive working hours and safety issues. Officers from Immigration New Zealand, the police and Mari...

Fishermen in Antigua & Barbuda welcome exit of Chinese seafood exporters by Rory Butler February 08, 2013   |  Source : Antigua Observer  | Copyright : 2013 Observer Publications Limited

Fishermen in Antigua & Barbuda are celebrating the exit of Chinese business interests, which they believe had threatened the sustainability of lobster in the twin island state. President of the Antigua & Barbuda Fisherman’s Cooperative Len Mussington...

Fisheries reform could shape UK's Europe debate by Chris Davies February 08, 2013   |  Source : PS Europe  | Copyright : publicservice.co.uk Ltd

Improvements to Europe's much-criticised Common Fisheries Policy such as those backed by MEPs this week could deprive Britain's Eurosceptics of one of the their favourite weapons, argues Chris Davies, the Liberal Democrat environment spokesman in the Euro...

Indonesia to release 33 Vietnamese fishermen February 07, 2013   |  Source : VietNamNet Bridge  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

Thirty-three Vietnamese fishermen detained for entering Indonesia’s territorial waters illegally will be released to enable them return home for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays, authorities in West Kalimanan Province have said. The Vietnam...

El Salvador fishers fight over dwindling catch February 07, 2013   |  Source : IPS

Boats were tying up at the jetty and there was a bustle of activity as vendors cried their wares, offering shellfish to potential buyers, while young people, sharp knives in hand, filleted sea bass and red snapper. Meanwhile, on the promenade, octogenaria...

European Parliament approves ambitious fisheries reform by Tania Rabesandratana February 07, 2013   |  Source : ScienceInsider  | Copyright : © 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science

The European Union is inching closer to a radical overhaul of its fisheries policy, aiming to curb overfishing. In Strasbourg, France, yesterday, the European Parliament approved a plan to reform the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by a 502...

Don't throw back those baby fish by Brendan Borrell February 07, 2013   |  Source : Discover Magazine  | Copyright : Kalmbach Publishing Co.

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Fish should only be caught as adults, after reproducing. CONTRARY VIEW: Catching only adult fish harms ecosystems. Fishermen call them keepers: the mature fish above the legal minimum length that end up in the ice chest, as oppo...

Four Filipinos rescued by Vietnamese fishermen by Le Ha February 07, 2013   |  Source : VietNamNet Bridge  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

While fishing tuna in the Truong Sa (Spratly) waters, some fishermen from the central province of Phu Yen rescued four Filipinos in distress at sea. At 1.15pm on February 5, the fishing vessel PY-90144TS controlled by Captain Luong Cong Xuyen, from Phu...

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