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Korea, China agree on EEZ fishing limits August 01, 2012   |  Source : Chosun  | Copyright : 2009 Chosun.com

Korea and China have agreed on the number of Korean vessels that can enter China's exclusive economic zone next year. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Tuesday said up to 1,600 Korean ships will be allowed in the Chinese EEZ...

Goa govt pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols August 01, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching for idols made of papier mache that can be devoured by fish once they are imme...

Rehabilitating habitats can never replace species, warn scientists August 01, 2012   |  Source : First Post

It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists. “There’s been a lot of talk among policymakers about ‘offsets’, meaning that if you damage or lose the environment in one place ...

Tiny atmospheric particles driving climate change discovered August 01, 2012   |  Source : PTI

Scientists have discovered a tiny particle one thirtieth the width of a human hair which they claim plays a key role in pollution and climate change. Researchers from Harvard University studied atmospheric particles, highly lethal air pollutants which ...

Pakistan fishermen fear volatile prices as new season begins by Jan Khaskheli August 01, 2012   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

The Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) on Tuesday announced the formal opening of the new fishing season starting on August 1, 2012, amidst fishermen’s concerns over the volatility of fish prices due to excessive catch by other stakeholders and delay i...

EU punishes overfishing with deeper quota cuts August 01, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

EU member states that have repeatedly flouted EU limits on how much fish they can catch will receive greatly reduced quotas for this year, as the bloc strives to ensure sustainable fishing, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Those who incur the...

Mexico's spiny lobster fishery gets MSC certification August 01, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Lobsters from the small-scale, artisanal fishery within the Sian Ka’an and Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserves, in the Mexican portion of the Mesoamerican Reef, are now eligible to display the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. This spiny l...

Alabama university study finds new threat to Gulf fisheries from BP oil spill by Paul Hamaker August 01, 2012   |  Source : Examiner.com  | Copyright : 2006-2012 Clarity Digital Group LLC d/b/a Examiner.com.

Researchers from Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab published results of a study that simulated the effects of oil and oil dispersants on the microbial life in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico on July 31,...

East Africa: Indian Ocean countries on track to prevent pollution by Masembe Tambwe July 31, 2012   |  Source : Tanzania Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Tanzania and other member states of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region have shown foresight in preventing major pollution incidents by finalising national reports. The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) Acting Director Gener...

South Korea wins right to mine under Indian Ocean July 30, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

South Korea said on Monday it has won the exclusive right to exploit a deep-sea mine in the Indian Ocean that could produce more than $300 million worth of minerals a year. The 10,000-square kilometre (4,000 sq mile) site contains hydrothermal vents th...

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