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US warship rescues Filipino fishermen from sinking boat in midnight operation October 24, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

A U.S. Navy warship rescued five Filipino fishermen Wednesday after helicopter pilots spotted them flashing a lighter in the middle of the night while standing on the roof of their sinking boat, officials said. A Navy helicopter discovered the fisherme...

Spanish fishermen ignored Gibraltar govt orders over 60 times by Brian Reyes October 24, 2012   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : 2009 Gibraltar Chronicle The Independent Daily - First Published 1801

Spanish fishermen ignored police orders to stop fishing illegally in British waters on at least 62 occasions in the past five months, the Gibraltar Government has confirmed. Responding to a written parliamentary question from Opposition leader Peter Ca...

Korea defends use of rubber bullets on Chinese fishermen October 23, 2012   |  Source : Chosun  | Copyright : 2009 Chosun.com

The Korean Coast Guard on Wednesday defended the use of rubber bullets after one illegal Chinese fisherman was killed during a raid. It said the man, identified as Jiang (44), was among Chinese fishermen who were brandishing knives and other weapons to st...

Philippines fishermen threaten suit over reclamation by Jeannette I. Andrade October 23, 2012   |  Source : Philippine Daily Inquirer  | Copyright : 2012, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Fisherfolk groups in the Philipines on Monday threatened to file criminal and administrative charges against Environment Secretary Ramon Paje if he continued to ignore their demands to stop land reclamation projects in Manila Bay and other areas. The g...

215 stranded Nigerian fishermen return from Gabon October 23, 2012   |  Source : Punch Nigeria  | Copyright : 2012 Punch Nigeria Limited

National Emergency Management Agency on Monday said the 215 Nigerian fishermen stranded in Gabon had returned to the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A statement issued by the agency’s Head of Public Relations, Mr. Yushau Shuaib, the ...

Congolese soldiers shoot Zambian fisherman by XAVIER MANCHISHI and BILKE MULENGA October 23, 2012   |  Source : Times of Zambia  | Copyright : Times of Zambia

A Zambian fisherman has been shot and wounded by Congolese marine officers on Luapula River in Mwense District. Webby Mambwe, aged 32, while in the company of five others was shot at on Sunday around 16:00 hours. The bullet went in through Mr Mambwe...

Jamaican fishermen ignore Tropical Storm warning October 23, 2012   |  Source : Jamaica Gleaner  | Copyright : GV Media Group Ltd.

Barring any unforeseen change in its trajectory, Tropical Storm ‘Sandy’ is expected to dump heavy showers on Jamaica later tonight accompanied by strong winds. But while the storm is churning and gaining momentum at sea, more than 200 fishermen lo...

Poaching threatens Sierra Leone's small-scale fishermen by Damon Van Der Linde October 23, 2012   |  Source : Radio Netherlands Worldwide  | Copyright : 2012 Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Living in a country with a 70 percent youth unemployment rate, fishing along the long Atlantic Coast is one of the few options left for Sierra Leonian youth in terms of work. But pirate fishers and an uninterested government are threatening their liveliho...

Eritrea: Fishermen association members in Northern Red Sea region called on to enhance integrated endeavors October 22, 2012   |  Source : Shabait.com (Asmara)  | Copyright : 2012 Shabait.com

Eritrea's Ministry of Marine Resources called on the Fishermen Association members in the Northern Red Sea region to enhance integrated endeavors. It made the call at a meeting conducted with a number of traditional fishermen at the port city of Massawa. ...

World's cities can get greener by 2030: UN October 22, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

The world's urban areas will more than double in size by 2030, presenting an opportunity to build greener and healthier cities, a UN study showed on Monday. Simple planning measures such as more parks, trees or roof gardens could make cities less pollute...

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