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Merger to create world largest bass and bream producer April 09, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

Greek aquaculture companies Dias Aquaculture and Selonda have announced that they are merging to become the largest sea bass and sea bream producer in the world. The company will be renamed Selonda and will produce around 40,000t annually and will empl...

Coastal erosion threatens life on Indonesia's Derawan Island by Tunggadewa Mattangkilang April 09, 2013   |  Source : The Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : 2013 JakartaGlobe

An increased rate of marine erosion on the island of Derawan off the coast of Berau district threatens a local community and the endangered turtles that lay their eggs there, officials and conservationists warn. Bahri, the chief of the island’s sole ...

Fish on boat set adrift by 2011 tsunami that hit Japan land in US by Kim Murphy April 08, 2013   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2013 The Washington Post

Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on U.S. beaches — including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state’s Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club. That was trumpe...

Burma Rohingya refugees held in Indonesia April 08, 2013   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC © 2013

Indonesian police have detained 74 Rohingya refugees who were found in a boat off the coast of Sumatra. The Muslim refugees from Burma were found by Indonesian fishermen on Sunday. It is not clear where they were heading, but they are believed to ha...

Starved fishermen in Uganda turning to bird eggs by Matthias Mugisha April 08, 2013   |  Source : New Vision  | Copyright : 2012 Newvision

Lake Victoria is under threat, and the very people this natural resource is supposed to serve are the ones threatening its existence. Until World Environment Day on June 5, in a campaign, Save Lake Victoria, Vision Group media platforms will run investiga...

Chile port strike impacts fishing plants by Analia Murias April 08, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Chile's National Fisheries Society (Sonapesca) warns that the strike affecting Angamos port since 26 March could result in the stoppage of the fisheries sector, and have social and economic consequences. The strike has the support from 10 other Chilean...

EU taps Spanish comms firm for fisheries reform assignment by Arun Sudhaman April 08, 2013   |  Source : The Holmes Report

The European Union has called in a Spanish PR firm to oversee the sensitive €11m assignment supporting the overhaul of its controversial fisheries policy. Following a competitive tender, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affa...

Gaza fishermen hemmed in after rocket attack by Abeer Ayyoub April 08, 2013   |  Source : Al Jazeera

Shortly after Israel retracted its decision to allow Gaza fishermen access to six nautical miles instead of three, Ashraf Hessy abandoned his fishing boat he worked on for more than 25 years and decided to work as a fishmonger instead. Ashraf, 38, a fa...

US West Coast fisheries to see ecosystem approach by JEFF BARNARD April 08, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : The Sacramento Bee

US Federal fisheries managers for the West Coast are poised for a major change in the way they make sure that plenty of fish remain in the sea. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Portland this week. On Tuesday, it's expected to adopt ...

Pakistan allowed to export fish meal to Chinese markets by ANWAR KHAN April 07, 2013   |  Source : Business Recorder  | Copyright : Business Recorder, 2013

China allowed Pakistan to export fish meal to its markets for one more year, after its quality inspectors approved the country's fisheries management, sources said on Saturday. China, they said, has enlisted four processing plants to allow their food expo...

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