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China to conduct daily sea patrols to protect fishermen February 07, 2013   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : 2011 NEWS TRACK India

China will conduct daily patrols in the South China Sea in 2014 to better safeguard the "legitimate interests" of domestic fishermen, the government said Thursday. Describing 2012 as "a most challenging year", Wu Zhuang, chief of the South China Sea Fi...

Eliminate middlemen, says Ghana's Central Regional Chief Fishermen Union February 06, 2013   |  Source : GBC  | Copyright : 2010. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

The Central Regional Chief Fishermen Union of Ghana has called on government to eliminate middle men in the distribution of premix fuel. The Chairman of the Union, Nana Amoako Essel told Radio Ghana that the activities of the middle men do not only aff...

Jamaica's Fisheries Act to be tabled next financial year by Monique Grange February 06, 2013   |  Source : The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre  | Copyright : Jamaica Gleaner 2009

Jamaica's Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Roger Clarke says the new Fisheries Act will be tabled in Parliament during the next financial year. The financial year begins on April 1. Clarke says he is now waiting on the chief parliamentary counsel ...

UNEP Risoe launches new tool for coastal hazard assessment February 06, 2013   |  Source : UNEP

The Risoe Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Department of Management Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark has launched a new tool for coastal hazard assessment, termed the Coastal Hazard Wheel. The tool will...

Fancy fish could harbor dangerous bacteria by Rose Eveleth February 06, 2013   |  Source : Smart Planet  | Copyright : CBS Interactive Inc.

Around the world, private collectors and businesses maintain beautiful fish tanks stocked with colorful corals, speedy little cichlids and stately angelfish. But a hidden danger lurks: many fish that wind up in aquariums carry antibiotic-resistant bacteri...

Tsunami kills at least five in Solomons after big Pacific quake by James Grubel February 06, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as island nations issued tsunami alerts. The quake struck 340...

Europe adopts sweeping changes to fishing policy by DAVID JOLLY February 06, 2013   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2013 The New York Times Company

In an outcome hailed by environmentalists, European Union lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overhaul the region’s troubled fisheries policy to end decades of overfishing. Responding to widespread public dissatisfaction with the current po...

Nine areas in Bali, Indonesia, designated for marine protection by Desy Nurhayati February 05, 2013   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

A report is recommending that nine areas in Bali be prioritized for the development of a marine protected area (MPA) network. The nine areas are the peninsula (Bukit Uluwatu to Nusa Dua), Nusa Penida, Padang Bai-Candidasa, Tulamben-Amed, Tejakula, Lovi...

McDonald's to put 'Fish McBites' in Happy Meals by CANDICE CHOI February 04, 2013   |  Source : Miami Herald/AP  | Copyright : 2013 Miami Herald Media Co.

McDonald's says it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites. The world's biggest hamburger chain said the Fish McBites will be widely available at U.S. restaurants starting this week through March, to coincide with Lent. Th...

Strong quake hits northern Japan; no tsunami February 04, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2011 AsianCorrespondent.com

A strong earthquake has struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 an...

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