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50 Dominican fishermen detained in Bahamas on suspicion of poaching off tiny southern cay December 15, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 The Associated Press

A few dozen Dominican fishermen have been taken into custody on suspicion of poaching in Bahamian waters. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force said Sunday a patrol boat stopped a 70-foot (21-meter) fishing boat east of Cay Lobos, a tiny speck of land locate...

Pakistan fishermen slam harassment by maritime agencies December 14, 2013   |  Source : Business Recorder  | Copyright : Business Recorder, 2013

Hundreds of Pakistani fishermen of two-tiny islands of Keamari on Friday evening staged a stationary protest, at Karachi Press Club, against "harassment" by maritime departments and to express inability to pay "hefty" fixed taxes amid declining fishing ac...

Belgian shrimp fishermen recognized by UNESCO December 13, 2013   |  Source : Expatica  | Copyright : 2000-2013 Expatica Communications BV

The unique fishing tradition in Oostduinkerke has been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It's quite a sight to see: hordes of curious visitors and locals heading for the sea (some struggling in the sand with kids ...

New boats become symbol of new day in the Philippines by Carla P. Gomez December 13, 2013   |  Source : Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2013 INQUIRER.net

Fisherman Hermie Yusay had never looked beyond his day-to-day concern to feed his children from the pittance he would earn from work. A boat would rock him to change his outlook and plan for his dependents. Yusay, 44, is among the 29 poor fishermen fro...

A proposal from Indian Coastal Guard Head for solving Indo-Sri Lanka fisheries problems December 13, 2013   |  Source : Hiru News  | Copyright : Asia Broadcasting Corporation Private Limited

Vice Admiral Anurag Thapliyal, director general of the Indian Coast Guard said Strong bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka will be helpful to resolve the ongoing issue and the resolutions should be acceptable to both the parties. Ta...

Icelandic fishermen report bad weather and smaller herring December 11, 2013   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

Herring production is set to resume at HB Grandi’s Icelandic pelagic plant in Vopnafjördur after a long break - but fishermen are reporting that the fish are smaller than is past years. The trawler Lundey NS arrived on Sunday with 700 tonnes of ...

India meet focuses on problems of small-scale fisheries December 11, 2013   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 The New Indian Express

Difficulties of the families dependent on small-scale fisheries countries were focused upon at the inaugural of four-day international conference on small-scale fisheries governance: Development of well being and sustainability. The conference hosted b...

Sea pollution threatens livelihood of fishermen in Saudi Arabia by IBRAHIM NAFFEE December 11, 2013   |  Source : Arab News  | Copyright : Arab News 2013

Many fishermen here say that extensive pollution of the Jeddah coastline has forced them to ply their trade in other areas of the Kingdom’s coastline including Al-Laith, Yanbu and Rabigh. They say that some careless members of the public have damaged t...

European Parliament approves fisheries overhaul December 10, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

The European Parliament has approved a fishing overhaul intended to ensure that overfished seas can repopulate. The policy, which goes into effect in 2014, requires European countries to set quotas and fishermen to respect a "maximum sustainable yield....

Philippine Navy rescues distressed fishermen in Palawan by Redempto D. Anda December 10, 2013   |  Source : Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2013 INQUIRER.net

A Philippine Navy patrol ship, which was dispatched to the Reed Bank on Monday has found and rescued a beleaguered fishing boat with a crew of 10 local fishermen, a dispatch issued by the Western Command on Tuesday, stated. “They are now underway abo...

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