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Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law by Abdul Ahad November 30, 2012   |  Source : Business Recorder  | Copyright : AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012

Chile's senate approved a proposed new fisheries law Thursday amid opposition criticism that it would award fishing concessions to just a few families. Aside from regulating fishing licenses, the controversial measure also would set new fishing quotas ...

Endangered fish found in India's Western Ghats by T P Nijish November 30, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Confirming the presence of an endangered fish — fresh water dwarf puffer or Carinotetraodan imitator — in the Western Ghats region, a group of researchers has found a group of the species in the Kumaradhara River on the Kerala-Karnataka border in Indi...

Fishermen demonstrate almost zero discards in latest UK trial November 30, 2012   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

Discards – where fish are thrown away at sea – have been virtually eliminated by fishermen taking part in current trials, according to the latest catch quota report from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The report, released today, November...

Ghana to introduce life insurance policy for fishermen November 30, 2012   |  Source : GBN  | Copyright : 2009 Ghana Business News

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday gave the assurance that government would in the next four years introduce life insurance policy for all the fishermen in the country. The facility, he said, would serve as cover for the families of fi...

EU to prolong fishing ban for endangered sharks November 30, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012

European Union Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki said Thursday that a total ban on fishing endangered deepwater shark species would be maintained for another two years. "I would like to underline that on [these] sharks we keep the zero-fishing prop...

Evidence for man-made climate change getting stronger: UN by Alister Doyle November 29, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Evidence that global warming is man-made is getting stronger, the head of a U.N. panel of climate scientists said, in a further blow to skeptics who argue rising temperatures can be explained by natural variations. Rajendra Pachauri spoke on the sideli...

PCHR statement on ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen in Gaza November 29, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Israel's violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, which continue in spite of the Israeli authorities' announcement of allowing the fishermen to fish up to 6 nautical miles off the ...

Export revenue increase “very likely” after obtaining MSC certification: Minister of State for Fisheries and Agriculture by Luke Powell November 29, 2012   |  Source : Minivan News  | Copyright : Minivan News © 2012

The Maldives' Minister of State for Fisheries and Agriculture Hussain Rasheed Hassan has revealed export prices for tuna are “very likely” to increase following the decision to award Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification to the Maldives’ po...

UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: India, China demand greater accountability from industrialised countries November 28, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

As representatives of nearly 200 countries began work on delivering a global consensus on tackling climate issues, India and China demanded greater accountability from the industrialised countries on their emission reduction targets, providing finance and...

Philippines Visayan Sea fishing restriction backed by Nanette L. Guadalquiver November 28, 2012   |  Source : Business World  | Copyright : 2012 BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation

A local official and an environmental lawyer have jointly backed the temporary fishing ban in the Philippines' Visayan Sea amid claims from opposing groups that the policy will be disadvantageous to small fishermen. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G...

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