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Mozambique: Joint patrol between govt and Greenpeace September 23, 2012   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

A joint team involving the environmental organisation Greenpeace international and a group of inspectors from the Mozambican Ministry of Fisheries on Sunday concluded a mission patrolling Mozambique's territorial waters. The mission, which began on 6 S...

Taiwan joins South Pacific fisheries management body by Elaine Hou September 23, 2012   |  Source : Focus Taiwan  | Copyright : The Central News Agency

Taiwan officially joined a South Pacific fisheries management body on Sunday, a move which would further protect the rights of Taiwanese fishing boats operating in the region and help the deep-sea fisheries industry, the government said. Being a member...

Fishermen applaud New Zealand's stance on maui's dolphin by LEIGHTON KEITH September 22, 2012   |  Source : Taranaki Daily News  | Copyright : Fairfax NZ News

Taranaki fishermen have backed the New Zealand government's stance of voting against further protection for the endangered maui's dolphin. New Zealand was the only country to oppose a motion, aimed at stopping the extinction of the world's rarest dolph...

Anti-piracy guards target fishermen from India, Oman by Alan Katz September 22, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, Bloomberg News

Yemeni fishermen aren't the only ones who have been targeted by guards protecting ships from pirates. Three Indian fishermen were shot and killed in two incidents this year. Two from the southern state of Kerala died in February when Italian marines al...

China to expand fishing, tourism September 22, 2012   |  Source : Oman Observer  | Copyright : Oman establishment for press and publishing

China is seeking investors to expand fishing, tourism and oil and gas exploration around three disputed island groups in the South China Sea, state media said yesterday. Officials in the new offshore district of Sansha in Hainan province planned “intens...

Small-scale fishermen lament marginalization by Nestor P. Burgos Jr September 21, 2012   |  Source : Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2012 INQUIRER.net

Small-scale fisherfolk organizations from 15 countries deplore the massive marginalization of small-scale fishing and are calling for the overhaul of international and national policies on fishing. Fisheries programs have increased production worldwid...

Japan protests against Chinese fishery inspections September 21, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Japanese authorities have delivered a protest to the Chinese Embassy in Japan over Chinese fishery inspections near the Senkaku Islands on 20 September. On this date, Chinese fishery monitoring officers boarded Chinese fishing boats and conducted inspecti...

Traditional Sri Lankan fishermen should acquire technological skills by CHRISTIE FERNANDO September 20, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Traditional fishermen in Sri Lanka who are accustomed to manoeuvre speedy, mechanized fibreglass boats in deep-sea fishing expeditions, should acquire new technological skills and keep abreast with advanced methods in fishing to bring ashore abundant shoa...

US seafood catch at 17-year high September 20, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : Los Angeles Times

The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volume and value of their harvests. Commercial fishermen last year caught 10.1 billion pounds of fish and shellfish valued at...

Six illegal Egyptian fishing vessels seized in Tunisia September 20, 2012   |  Source : Egypt Independent

Tunisian marines seized Wednesday seven foreign boats — six of them Egyptian — that were illegally fishing in Tuniia's territorial waters in the Gulf of Gabes.. Tunis Afrique Presse said that authorities are detaining one Italian and four Egyptian ...

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