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Kenya: Six fishermen die in Lake Victoria mishap by Ojwang Joe December 16, 2012   |  Source : Capital FM (Nairobi)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Six fishermen have drowned in Lake Victoria after their boat capsized in Bumbe beach in Funyula constituency. Only one fisherman was rescued in the 8pm incident. Initial reports said strong waves hit their boat tipping it over, but the surviving fisher...

Expanded limits do little to help Gaza's embattled fishermen by Ryan Rodrick Beiler December 16, 2012   |  Source : Alternative Information Center (AIC)  | Copyright : yournews 2012

For years, Gaza's fishermen have struggled under severe restrictions on their trade as the Israeli military enforced limits on the distance they could fish from the Mediterranean shoreline. The eight days of bombardment by the Israeli military in late Nov...

2.2 bn rubles to be allocated for the development of fisheries industry in Russian republic of Dagestan by Rustam Kaniyev December 15, 2012   |  Source : RIA “DAGESTAN”  | Copyright : RIA “DAGESTAN” 2005-2012

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Dagestan has worked out a draft project of the republican target program "Development of the fishing industry in Dagestan for 2013-2017 years." According to the document, in 2013, 948 million rubles will b...

UN highlights importance of ocean-friendly investments December 15, 2012   |  Source : IBNS  | Copyright : 2008 Indiablooms.com

Concrete action to reverse or mitigate environmental damage done to the world’s oceans must be initiated immediately before it is too late, a United Nations ocean expert has warned. Speaking at the launch of a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) re...

Focused regional action recommended for small-scale fisheries in the Caribbean December 15, 2012   |  Source : Bahama Islands Info  | Copyright : Keen i Media Ltd

A series of milestone, regional meetings—which spanned eight days and which brought together nearly 100 participants from 36 countries to discuss topics such as international guidelines for small scale fisheries, as well as climate change and disaster r...

Indian fishermen do cross International Maritime Boundary Line with Sri Lanka, says Coast Guard officer by D. J. Walter Scott December 14, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Commanding Officer H.H. More, Coast Guard Station Mandapam, in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu, has blamed fishermen for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and getting caught by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan wat...

Thailand's small-scale fishermen turn marine advocates, using small boats and special nets to preserve ecosystem by Warunya Thongrod December 14, 2012   |  Source : Pattaya Mail  | Copyright : 2011 Pattaya Mail Media Group

The woefully depleted marine ecosystem of Thailand's Pattaya Bay has gained an unlikely ally, as a group of Naklua fishermen are repairing the damage done by overfishing by using smaller boats and special nets. The Naklua Small Fishing Boats group is c...

Potential goldmine for fishermen in Somalia as piracy declines December 14, 2012   |  Source : IRIN  | Copyright : IRIN 2012

Rusting hulks of capsized boats decorate the waters around Berbera, a port city in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Further down Somalia’s coast, pirates raid freighters in the Gulf of Aden. Yet efforts are underway to help Somalis make better ...

Israel violates Gaza ceasefire deal by threatening fishermen, farmers December 14, 2012   |  Source : The Electronic Intifada/IRIN  | Copyright : 2000-2011 electronicIntifada.net

When Jaber Abu Rjaila heard about the recent ceasefire agreement in Gaza, he rushed back to his farmland — for the first time in more than ten years. “We have been farmers for generations. It’s our life and I’m very glad that we are back here n...

Indian Department of Fisheries asks fishermen to submit biometrics for ID cards by Adam Vrankulj December 14, 2012   |  Source : BiometricUpdate.com  | Copyright : 2012 Biometrics Research Group, Inc.

The Indian Department of Fisheries has asked fisherman living along the coast in Bhogapuram and Poosapatirega mandals to submit biometric details, so they can receive biometric identification cards from personnel visiting the remote areas, The Hindu repor...

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