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Spanish fishermen poised to resume activities in Gibraltar waters today by F Oliva August 16, 2012   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : 2009 Gibraltar Chronicle The Independent Daily

Spanish commercial fishermen could be returning to local waters today after an eight month impasse caused by the Gibraltar government’s decision to abolish the 1999 Fishing Agreement at the beginning of the year. During this period, fishermen have n...

Supertrawler's impact has Australian environment minister worried by David Wroe August 16, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

Environment Minister Tony Burke is considering intervening in the approval process for a massive "super trawler" to start fishing in Australian waters in coming weeks, amid concerns about the trawler's impact on fish stocks. Mr Burke is understood to b...

Canadian lobster fishery hit by new protest August 16, 2012   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2012

The recently-opened lobster fishery in eastern New Brunswick, Canada, was the focus of more controversy on Wednesday after about 100 fishermen staged a protest. Fishermen, mainly from the Elsipogtog First Nation, started the protest after a boat brough...

Tsunami debris strains budgets and patience in the US by DYLAN WALSH August 16, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

The steady increase in marine debris arriving on Pacific shorelines as a result of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is starting to tax US state budgets as well as deepen concerns over invasive species. Soccer balls, a Harley-Davidson and a 188-ton dock ...

Australians sign petition to stop super-trawler August 16, 2012   |  Source : Sky News  | Copyright : Australian News Channel Pty Ltd

Some 35,000 people have signed a petition calling for action to be taken to stop a super-trawler from operating in Australian waters. Seafish Tasmania intends operating the 142-metre FV Margiris from the end of this month to catch 18,000 tonnes of redb...

Nigeria: Mobil, fishermen report oil spill in Akwa Ibom by Chika Amanze-Nwachuku August 15, 2012   |  Source : This Day  | Copyright : 2012 This Day

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and Fishermen have reported an oil spill on the Atlantic coastline in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State. MPN, an affiliate of US oil major, ExxonMobil operates two offshore oil blocks and a 960, 000 barrels per day crude export t...

Belo Monte dam construction suspended by Brazilian appeals court August 15, 2012   |  Source : International Rivers

A high-level court yesterday suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon’s Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project....

India's fishing season commences, prices to come down soon by Stanley Pinto August 14, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fish eaters in India can rejoice. The fishing season has started. Prices of fishes that were soaring are expected to come down in about 10 days' time. Mackerel, the poor man's fish, has started landing at Panambur, but in small quantities. Small size m...

Coastal fishing ports contract signed between Ghana and China August 14, 2012   |  Source : Govt of Ghana  | Copyright : 2012. Ghana Government Portal

The Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority and the China Harbour Engineering Company have signed a contract for the construction of fishing ports and fishing landing sites in some communities on the coast of Ghana. The project is meant to improve the livelih...

Powerful 7.7 quake strikes off east Russian coast: USGS August 14, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk off the east Russian coast early Tuesday, US monitors said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The quake occurred at 0259 GMT some 158 kilometers (100 miles) east-north-east o...

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