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California squid fishermen enjoy record haul for 3rd straight year December 03, 2012   |  Source : CBS/AP  | Copyright : 2012 by CBS San Francisco

California’s market squid fishermen are hauling in record numbers as ocean conditions have for the third-straight year helped them net the legally allowed maximum. The small squid often called calamari were caught in record numbers over the past two ...

Israeli navy detains 13 Gaza fishermen off coast December 02, 2012   |  Source : Ma’an  | Copyright : Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2012

The Israeli navy on Saturday stopped 13 Palestinian fishermen and detained them off the coast, a Gaza official said. Mahfouth Kabariti, who heads the a Gaza-based Palestinian association of fishing and sea sports, said Israeli naval ships attacked thre...

Asian fisheries body to review tuna fishing ban by Jennifer A. Ng December 02, 2012   |  Source : Business Mirror  | Copyright : 2012 BusinessMirror

Member-countries of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will review the ongoing ban on tuna fishing in four areas in the region’s high seas during their ninth regular session at the Philippine International Convention Center on ...

Use of tuna fishing device concerns environment group by Bernadette Carreon December 02, 2012   |  Source : Fourth Estate Cooperative  | Copyright : GantDaily.com

A major international environmental group, Pew, on Sunday released its first ever estimate of the use of Fish Aggregating Device (FADs) and the use worries the group and the Pacific island nation because it is an unregulated fishing technique. In a pre...

46 of 72 arrested Indian fishermen return from Bangladesh December 02, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Forty-six of the 72 fishermen from West Bengal, who were arrested by the Bangladesh authorities for straying into the country’s waters last month, returned to South 24 Parganas district on Sunday. Minister of State for Sunderban Affairs Manturam Pakh...

Israeli forces arrest 14 fishermen, confiscate 3 fishing boats December 02, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) repeats its condemnation of Israel’s violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip. PCHR is concerned over the escalation of Israeli attacks directed against fishermen since the Israeli offensi...

Nova Scotia fishermen’s advocacy group urging fishermen to hold back their catch by Andrew Vaughan December 02, 2012   |  Source : The Canadian Press  | Copyright : Postmedia News

A fishermen’s advocacy group is calling on fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia to either stay home or hold back their catch until lobster prices go up. The 1688 Professional Lobster Fishermen’s Association will hold meetings on Wednesday in Yarmo...

Maine scallop fishermen risked livelihoods for conservation, deserve support by Togue Brawn December 02, 2012   |  Source : Bangor Daily News  | Copyright : Bangor Daily News

Three years ago, scallop fishermen in Maine, US, did something special. Acknowledging the severely depleted state of the scallop resource in state waters, they worked with managers to close some of their most important fishing grounds in an attempt to hel...

'Growth rings on a lobster can tell its age' December 02, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 PTI

Scientists for the first time have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster — by counting its rings, like a tree. Nobody knows how old lobsters can live to be. Some people estimate their age extends beyond 100 years. According to Raouf Ki...

World Fisheries Day observed in Pakistan November 30, 2012   |  Source : Daily Times  | Copyright : Daily Times

The speakers at a workshop to observe World Fisheries Day highlighted and analysed the issues and formulation of strategy towards sustainable resource development and management of the marine fisheries sector of Pakistan. Paul Fanning of the Food and A...

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