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Pirate attacks still haunt fishermen in the Malacca Straits by Apriadi Gunawan July 20, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

Sea piracy targeting traditional fishermen has reportedly been on the rise, causing fear among fishermen who are often taken hostage by armed pirates in the Malacca Strait, North Sumatra, says the leader of a fishermen’s group. This week, four fisher...

Undermining fisheries science, claiming the opposite by David Newman July 19, 2012   |  Source : NRDC  | Copyright : Natural Resources Defense Council

Imagine if your state legislature passed a law, called the “Academic Performance Improvement Act,” that exempted students from having to meet reading standards because they hadn’t had a certain type of academic assessment test, even though their tea...

Debris from Japan's tsunami: Some helpful info courtesy of NOAA by Jordan Weaver July 19, 2012   |  Source : NRDC  | Copyright : Natural Resources Defense Council

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has provided the public with a number of educational resources regarding ocean-borne wreckage from the Japanese tsunami that might reach U.S. shores. As a resul...

China condemns Russia for detaining fishermen July 19, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Chicago Tribune

China called an urgent meeting with Russia in Beijing on Thursday, condemning its coastguard days after it fired on Chinese fishing boats and detained dozens of fishermen who had entered its exclusive economic zone. A Russian coastguard vessel on Tuesd...

China rescues fishermen held by Somali pirates for 18 months July 18, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

China has rescued a group of 26 fishermen, mainly Chinese and Vietnamese, who were taken from a Taiwanese trawler and had been held by Somali pirates for the last 18 months, the Chinese government has said. The fishermen, who worked on the Taiwanese tr...

Fishermen may not understand warnings by Preetika Rana July 18, 2012   |  Source : WSJ  | Copyright : 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

After a U.S. navy ship fired shots at a small boat, killing one Indian fisherman and injuring three others, the U.S. expressed its condolences. But the U.S., in a note from the embassy in New Delhi, also defended the decision to fire, saying “the ves...

Marine conservation zones: Welsh fishermen bid for 'balance' July 18, 2012   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC

While the Welsh government consults on setting up 10 highly protected marine conservation zones (HPMCZ) around Wales' coastline, one report by fishermen offers a different approach. Creating the zones would mean a ban on fishing, dredging and anchoring...

Indian fishermen affected by gas pipeline to be compensated by V. Rishi Kumar July 18, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu Business Line

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation and thousands of local fishermen in the south Indian State of Andhra Pradesh have agreed to work collaboratively as the former seeks to implement the Deen Dayal-West gas block of Krishna-Godavari basin. About 16,500 ...

Six Ghana fishermen escape death July 17, 2012   |  Source : GhanaWeb  | Copyright : 1994 - 2012 GhanaWeb

Six fishermen narrowly escaped death in Ghana when a supply vessel, MV Fast Sailor, supporting offshore oil operations rammed into a fishing canoe crushing it into pieces off the coast of Takoradi in the Western Region, at dawn Monday. The fishermen we...

Russia detains 36 Chinese fishermen, 2 boats July 17, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Russia has detained 36 Chinese fishermen and seized two ships for entering an exclusive economic zone in its far eastern Primorsky region, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. Xinhua cited the Chinese consulate in the port city of Vlad...

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