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Philippines scales back ships in disputed territory, says it won't risk war with China April 16, 2012   |  Source : Fox News  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday he won't risk a war with China over a disputed South China Sea shoal where the countries have been locked in a tense naval standoff for a week. Aquino said Manila will assert its sovereignty over Sc...

Maldives president announces resumption of fishing subsidies by Daniel Bosley April 16, 2012   |  Source : Minivan  | Copyright : MINIVAN NEWS

The Maldives' President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has said he intends to begin resuming the payment of subsidies to fishermen within days. The President added that he would try to provide fish at better prices by increasing the promotion of pole and line f...

Protests threaten energy-hungry Chile mines by Alexandra Ulmer and Fabian Cambero April 16, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Chicago Tribune

It took just a handful of fishermen and artisans from the tiny village of Totoral in northern Chile to threaten a $5 billion coal-fired thermoelectric plant desperately needed by nearby copper mines. The remote, verdant village of Totoral's bid to bloc...

‘No fish’ at Abuja Fishing Festival, Nigeria by CATHERINE AGBO April 16, 2012   |  Source : Leadership  | Copyright : 2011 Leadership Newspapers Group, Abuja

The second edition of the Abuja fishing festival held on Saturday in Nigeria failed to meet the expectations of many who trooped out en masse to witness the event as the catch from the fishing competition was unimpressive. About N21 million was budgete...

UN recognises terminology borrowed from Kerala fishermen by T. Nandakumar April 16, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

T. Peter vividly recalls the panic that gripped the coast of the south Indian State of Kerala for five days from May 17 in 2005. “The sea came surging in, inundating vast areas… It was an unprecedented phenomenon, occurring as it did in perfectly fair...

No takers for No Take Zone anomalies in the UK April 16, 2012   |  Source : fishnewseu.com  | Copyright : 2010 The Scottish White Fish Producers' Association

The MPA Fishing Coalition has recently highlighted wide differences in the way that the Defra and the devolved administrations in the United Kingdom are approaching No Take Zones within marine protected areas (MPAs). Once MPAs are designated, the focus...

Labour pressures threaten to drive up
 US seafood prices by Steve Coomes April 16, 2012   |  Source : Nation's Restaurant News  | Copyright : Penton Media

Americans and the chefs who cook for them love domestic seafood. But a simmering stew of labor concerns and changing government regulations are merging to create what may become a costly shortage in the supply of those fish. While many large seafood re...

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami April 15, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Officials say a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.2 has struck off the coast of western Indonesia but there is no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says Sunday’s quake was centred about 650 km southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital ...

Tense naval standoff continues between China, Philippines at disputed shoal by Jim Gomez April 15, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises

A dangerous naval standoff between China and the Philippines at a disputed South China Sea shoal has eased, but tension flared anew after China deployed a second ship and an aircraft that briefly hovered over the area, Filipino officials said Sunday. T...

Saudi’s Parrot Fish Festival undermines Red Sea conservation by Linda Pappagallo April 15, 2012   |  Source : Green Prophet  | Copyright : 2007 - 2012 Green Prophet

The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are a beautiful haven of marine and coastal biodiversity, created as a result of deep ocean rifting which began 70 million years ago and saw the separation of the Arabian plate from the African plate. Fortunately there is ...

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