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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 ...

Spreading fungal diseases threaten food security, biodiversity April 15, 2012   |  Source : Medical News Today  | Copyright : Medical News Today

The spread of existing and emerging fungal diseases in plants and animals poses a threat to global food security and biodiversity, according to a new study whose authors suggest halting fungal rot in the most important crops could feed an extra 600 millio...

Every picture tells a story: Exhibit captures last of trap fishermen of Rhode Island, US by Joseph B. Nadeau April 14, 2012   |  Source : The Call  | Copyright : 2012 The Woonsocket Call

The city's Museum of Work and Culture tells the story of an industry — textile manufacturing — that once was king in the Blackstone Valley but largely no longer exists as a key force in its economy. Now, visitors to Market Square can learn about an...

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