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Taiwan will ‘expel’ Chinese fishermen under new Senkaku deal with Japan April 12, 2013   |  Source : The Japan Daily Press  | Copyright : 2013 The Japan Daily Press

After signing the landmark fishing agreement with Japan earlier this week that allows Taiwan to enter the waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands, Taipei fishery authorities have said they will kick out any trawlers from mainland China that they catch in...

ICSF releases latest editions of fisheries journals, SAMUDRA Report and Yemaya April 12, 2013   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2013 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has just released the latest editions of two of its popular fisheries publications – SAMUDRA Report, its triannual journal on fisheries, communities and livelihoods, and Yemaya, its newslette...

No green economy without blue economy, says FAO April 12, 2013   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2013

Efforts to end hunger and fight the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands will hinge on the success of sustainable development, including wise use of oceans and fisheries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told ministers from the reg...

Taiwan fishing deal aims to counter China by Seima Oki and Kiyota Higa April 12, 2013   |  Source : The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network  | Copyright : 2013. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Japan has compromised with Taiwan on a fisheries agreement covering waters near the Senkaku Islands despite lingering concerns from the fisheries industry in Okinawa Prefecture. As China has continued provocations near the islands, the agreement with T...

Philippine files poaching case against Chinese fishermen on ship that hit protected reef April 11, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 The Associated Press

Philippine authorities filed a poaching case and were preparing more charges against 12 detained Chinese fishermen who were aboard a vessel that ran aground in a protected coral reef. The steel-hulled vessel strayed into the Tubbataha National Marine P...

Ghana's Ministry of Fisheries looking for alternative livelihood for fishermen - Bilijo April 11, 2013   |  Source : BusinessGhana  | Copyright : BusinessGhana

Mr Nayon Bilijo, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has given the assurance that the Ministry is looking for alternative means of livelihood for those in the fishing sector. He said the Ministry was aware that the diminishing marine res...

Division in New Zealand over foreign fishing rule changes by JASON KRUPP April 11, 2013   |  Source : The Dominion Post  | Copyright : 2013 Fairfax New Zealand Limited

The fishing industry remains divided on a package of reforms aimed at tackling the abuse of workers and quota allocations on some foreign charter vessels (FCV). The Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which is working ...

Japan, Taiwan to set up joint fishing zone near Senkakus April 11, 2013   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2013 BERNAMA

Japan and Taiwan concluded a fisheries agreement on Wednesday to establish a joint fisheries management zone in waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Japan's Jiji Press reported. Under the pact, the joint fishing area will be set up ...

Myfish Project: First year results and plans for the future April 10, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The second Myfish project meeting took place in Charlottenlund, Copenhagen, Denmark from the 5-7 March 2013. The aim of the meeting was to present the first year project results and to focus on the challenges to be addressed in the next three years of the...

Policy dialogue on oil impact on fisheries opens in Ghana April 10, 2013   |  Source : GNA  | Copyright : 2013. Ghana Government Portal

Mr Nayon Bilijo, Ghana's Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MFAD) said yesterday that, the country needs a legislative instrument to operationalise the Fisheries Act to avoid non-compliance of the regulations in the sector. “My atten...

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