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Philippines govt taking offensive stance on fisheries in EU FTA talks by BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT September 20, 2012   |  Source : Manila Bulletin  | Copyright : 2012. Manila Bulletin

The fisheries sector, particularly tuna, appears to be the most contentious issue once the Philippines enters into formal bilateral trade negotiation with EU with the Philippines most likely to take an offensive stance in this major export product to the ...

China to keep ships, fishing boats near Senkakus September 20, 2012   |  Source : The Asahi Shimbun  | Copyright : The Asahi Shimbun Company

China intends to maintain patrol ships--and perhaps hundreds of fishing boats--in waters just off the disputed Senkaku Islands so they could approach the territory at any time, in order to pressure Japan and to demonstrate its claim of sovereignty to the ...

Fishing among America's most dangerous jobs September 20, 2012   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company

Fatality rate per 100,000 workers: 121.2 Median wage: $30,220 Forty fishermen lost their lives last year, according to the Labor Department's annual report on workplace fatalities. But things used to be much worse: "Conditions were so bad, the loss...

Marine park 'the size of the Moon' takes shape in Pacific September 19, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd .

An ambitious plan to link marine parks across a vast swathe of ocean - whose surface area would equal that of the Moon - is slowly coming together piece by piece, say conservationists. Former international rugby league player turned environmentalist Ke...

Foreign fish threaten Israeli marine life in Eastern Mediterranean sea by Zafrir Rinat September 19, 2012   |  Source : Haaretz  | Copyright : Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd.

An invasion of fish species into the eastern Mediterranean Sea has brought about dramatic changes in the fishing industry and threatens local species, new Israeli research indicates. The scope of the fish invasion is the broadest in the world, accordi...

Australia’s unique species face 'unstoppable' climate danger September 19, 2012   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 Environment News Service

The impact of climate change on Australia’s unique plants, animals and ecosystems will cause extinctions and lost ecosystem services and require new ways of thinking about biodiversity conservation, finds Australia’s national science agency. Conduc...

MEPs back conflicting measures to limit the global impact of the EU fishing fleet September 19, 2012   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted today on proposed changes to the EU’s fishing practices in international and foreign waters. The committee recognised the need to reduce the impact of EU fishing vessels abroad, but at the same t...

China, ASEAN cooperate in biodiversity protection by Wu Wencong September 19, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

China is looking forward to more cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to promote biodiversity protection, said a senior official at the 2012 ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Forum on Monday. Li Ganjie, vice-minister of the M...

Fishermen leave Qatar as new rules begin to bite by Ramesh Mathew September 18, 2012   |  Source : Gulf Times  | Copyright : Gulf-Times.com © 2011-2012

Owing to the strong enforcement of recently revised guidelines on fishing in the Qatar sea, which stipulates that speed boats should be accompanied by either their sponsors or one of their local representatives, a large number of fishermen, mainly Asian ...

Taiwan fishermen plan to sail to disputed islands September 18, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Globe/AFP  | Copyright : 2011 JakartaGlobe

A group of Taiwanese fishermen are planning to sail this week to a disputed archipelago in the East China Sea at the center of a territorial row among Taiwan, China and Japan, a politician said Tuesday. About 60 fishing boats each carrying five to six ...

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