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Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau for marine policies; Exemplary policies from Namibia and the Philippines win Silver Awards September 26, 2012   |  Source : World Future Council  | Copyright : 2007 the World Future Council

The Republic of Palau has been announced as the winner of the Future Policy Award 2012. Palau received the Award in recognition of two outstanding marine policies, Palau’s Protected Areas Network Act, initiated in 2003, and its Shark Haven Act from 2009...

Indian Ocean earthquake may have triggered others around the globe, scientists say by Hristio Boytchev September 26, 2012   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2012 The Washington Post

A powerful earthquake under the Indian Ocean on April 11 was followed by a series of smaller earthquakes around the globe, including off the West Coast, pointing to a possible chain reaction that many geologists found surprising. “I didn’t think th...

Indian fisherman's death in Colombo jail sparks anger by M.R. Narayan Swamy September 25, 2012   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : TwoCircles.net

The death in a Colombo prison of an Indian fisherman has raised tempers in Tamil Nadu, with allegations that India is not doing enough to bring back its prisoners from Sri Lanka despite a bilateral pact. Fisherman Thangaraj, 63, who became paralysed so...

EU raises stakes in Iceland mackerel spat September 25, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

European Union governments agreed rules on Tuesday that could see Icelandic fishermen barred from EU ports, as part of a row over mackerel fishing that threatens to derail Iceland's bid to join the 27-nation bloc. The European Union is incensed at Icel...

Ghanaian fishermen arrested in Ivory Coast by Isaac Essel September 25, 2012   |  Source : Myjoyonline.com  | Copyright : 2012 Myjoyonline.com

Some Ghanaian fishermen who strayed into the territory of neighboring Ivory Coast have been arrested by the Ivorian authorities for trespassing. They were arrested on Sunday. After attacks on a military check point at Noe, an Ivorian border town nea...

Taiwanese fishing flotilla muddies waters in China, Japan territorial dispute September 25, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : Herald Sun

Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain on Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei's claim. The flotilla, set to arrive Tuesday morning, will further complic...

Possible ceasefire in Japanese whaling wars September 25, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

There are reports in Japan that a ceasefire, albeit temporary, may be called in the annual whale wars in the Southern Ocean between Japan and militant environmentalists. A report in a leading Japanese newspaper suggests the country's fisheries agency may ...

S. America's Pacific coast eyes tsunami warning system September 25, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Officials from countries along South America's Pacific coast met at a UNESCO-sponsored event in Peru's capital Tuesday to design a tsunami early-warning system. Experts from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile -- all countries sitting on the seismically ...

Somalia's fishermen struggle to make a living from pirate-infested seas by Hamza Mohamed September 25, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

It's just after 11am and a group of young men, some bare-chested, others wearing tattered T-shirts, rush in carrying fresh fish of all kinds: some carry their catch on their head; others dangle the fish by their tails. They quickly unload before rushing b...

Q&A: the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands by Mure Dickie September 25, 2012   |  Source : FT  | Copyright : The Financial Times Limited 2012

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