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An amazing 1300-year-old way of fishing involving birds diving underwater is going extinct by Mamta Badkar December 10, 2013   |  Source : Business Insider  | Copyright : 2013 Business Insider, Inc.

Cormorant fishing on China's River Li is all but dying out. Before sunrise, fisherman set out with domesticated cormorants, a seabird, on bamboo rafts. These birds prey on fish. But the fishermen tie threads around the necks of the cormorants to preven...

‘Moral and political failure’ to leave oceans unprotected, speaker tells UN General Assembly, as it adopts two broad-based resolutions on topic December 09, 2013   |  Source : UN

It was urgent for the world to come together to sustainably safeguard the health of its oceans, which covered two thirds of the Earth’s surface, connected 90 per cent of the population, provided 350 million jobs, and had 1 billion people in developing c...

Sticking points remain over Taiwan-Japan fishery talks December 08, 2013   |  Source : CNA  | Copyright : 2013 WantChinaTimes.com

Some consensus was reached in a new round of fishery talks between Taiwan and Japan on Friday but the two sides remained divided on the main issue addressed at the meeting. The sticking point of the two-day talks that began in Suao in northeastern Taiw...

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission finds consensus on tuna conservation by Lee I-chia December 08, 2013   |  Source : Taipei Times  | Copyright : 1999-2013 The Taipei Times

A consensus on a tuna conservation plan was reached by country members at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission’s annual meeting on Friday, the Fisheries Agency said yesterday. Tuna and skipjack catch in the Western and Central Pacific...

Rolls Royce to design ship that carries fish as passengers by David Szondy December 08, 2013   |  Source : Gizmag  | Copyright : Gizmag 2003 - 2013

Building a ship to carry fish as passengers may seem like a phenomenal case of missing the point, but Rolls-Royce has signed a £5.8 million (US$9.5 million) contract to design and equip one that does just that. The live fish carrier will be built by Turk...

Pirate attack kills 3 Filipino fishermen December 07, 2013   |  Source : Mindanao Examiner  | Copyright : The Mindanao Examiner, 2006-2013

Three fishermen were killed and two others missing in a suspected pirate attack off the southern Filipino province of Tawi-Tawi, police said Saturday. Police said the bodies of Van Gala, 51, of Zamboanga City; Joel Salig, 38, from Zamboanga Sibugay pro...

Indonesia urges FAO to prioritize fishermen's livelihood improvement December 07, 2013   |  Source : Antara  | Copyright : Antara

The Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) continues to struggle the improvement of the lives of the small-scale fishermen. During the 148th FAO Council Session in Rome Italy, the MMAF delegates led by MMAF's Secretary General, Sjari...

Pakistan fishermen lead campaign to protect marine resources December 07, 2013   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

A large number of fishermen and their families hailing from different villages located along the 129-km long Karachi coastline in Pakistan staged a protest demonstration on Thursday for the protection of their sources of livelihood. They gathered at th...

S Korean fishermen criticize EU double standard by Yi Whan-woo December 06, 2013   |  Source : The Korea Times  | Copyright : KoreaTimes.co.kr

The European Union (E.U.) is facing a backlash from Korean fishermens organizations over its Nov. 26 decision to preliminarily add the country to its illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) list. The Korea Overseas Fisheries Association (KO...

Bulgaria's fishermen, bankers honor St Nikolas December 06, 2013   |  Source : Sofia News Agency  | Copyright : Novinite JSC., 2001-2013

Bulgarian fishermen, sailors and bankers are celebrating on December 6 their common patron, Christian St Nicholas. According to the mythology, St Nicholas is roaming the seas and helping ships that might be in trouble. He is also believed to be the mas...

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