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Peruvian anchovy overfishing raises concerns about food security by FRANKLIN BRICENO and FRANK BAJAK February 04, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

The ocean off Peru boasts the world's richest fishing grounds, but Taurino Querevalu is returning to port empty again after a hunt for Peruvian anchovy, cursing his empty nets and an increasingly stingy sea. A little more than a decade ago, Querevalu's...

US law firm to defend Ecuador shrimp industry by Analia Murias February 04, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The U.S. firm Akin Gump was hired by the Ecuadorian government to address the legal defence of the countervailing duty demand filed by the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries (Cogsi) against the shrimp industry in Ecuador and five other countries. The ...

CARICOM countries seeking funding for fisheries project February 04, 2013   |  Source : Caribbean360  | Copyright : Caribbean360. A division of Insite Inc. (Barbados).

Projects from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be among 75 others discussed at the a steering committee meeting of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Fish 11 Programme in Brussels on Tuesday. An ACP statement said that the ACP Fish II is ent...

New fish found near Kermadec Islands off New Zealand February 04, 2013   |  Source : TVNZ  | Copyright : TVNZ.co.nz

There are new finds from the deep sea off New Zealand. Scientists have returned from a two-week survey to the north of New Zealand, near the Kermadec Islands, with photos and footage of new-to-science fish. In seven days of sampling, they took more ...

Indian fisheries varsity sets up Chair to archive traditional knowhow by V. Sajeev Kumar February 03, 2013   |  Source : The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright : 2013, The Hindu Business Line

For the first time in India, the scientific community and fisherfolk have come together to share traditional knowledge and latest scientific advancements. A Chair has been set up at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) for socio...

Sri Lanka's Fisheries Dept. gets tough on Lankans, ignores Indians by Leon Berenger February 03, 2013   |  Source : Sunday Times  | Copyright : The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Department of Fisheries has upped the rewards for those helping to detect illegal methods of fishing, but says it is helpless to intercept Indian trawlers continuing to poach unhindered in the country’s northern and north western territorial...

50 Zambian fishermen detained in Congo February 02, 2013   |  Source : Times of Zambia  | Copyright : 2013 The Times of Zambia

More than 50 Zambians have been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after they were caught fishing illegally on Lake Mweru. Nchelenge District Commissioner Joseph Chisakula, confirmed the development in Nchelenge yesterday. Mr Chisaku...

Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme in South and Southeast Asia launches series of country surveys February 01, 2013   |  Source : FAO

Across South and Southeast Asia, the livelihoods of some 5.6 million coastal small-scale fishers are among the most insecure and vulnerable in the area. The Regional Fisheries Livelihood Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP), funded by the Kin...

Costa Rican scientists trial aquatic agriculture to boost food security by Melissa Gómez January 31, 2013   |  Source : SciDev.Net  | Copyright : 2013 SciDev.Net

Costa Rican researchers are pioneering 'aquatic agriculture' — the method of growing crops on freshwater lakes and reservoirs — to boost food security in the developing world. The technique involves creating floating rafts on which vegetables, grai...

China serves Diaoyu fish to rile Japan in island row by Saibal Dasgupta January 31, 2013   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2013 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Like a hunter showing off his trophy, Chinese authorities have unloaded 4,000kg of "Diaoyu islands' fresh fish" on the Shanghai market. This has allowed several people to express their patriotism by buying seafood — instead of smashing Japan-made car...

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