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Whale stranded in Indonesia helped back to ocean July 29, 2012   |  Source : Seattlepi  | Copyright : 2012 Hearst Communications Inc.

Rescuers in Indonesia say they have led a beached sperm whale back to the sea after hordes of spectators blocked its return for days. Pramudya Harzani from the Jakarta Animal Aid Network said Sunday that dozens of navy divers and volunteers used 10 boa...

Super trawler headed for Australian shores accused of overfishing by Felicity Ogilvie July 27, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2010 ABC

An African fisherman and anti-trawling activist says a super trawler that's headed for Australia has been overfishing the waters around Mauritania. The Dutch owned Margiris is being brought to Devonport in Northern Tasmania and will work in a fishery t...

Hijacked Taiwanese fishing boat captain returns home after 18 months in captivity July 26, 2012   |  Source : Taipei Times  | Copyright : 1999-2012 The Taipei Times

A Taiwanese boat captain who was held captive by Somalian pirates for 18 months returned home late on Tuesday to a warm welcome from his wife, Ministry of Foreign Affairs personnel and executives of the company that owned his boat. “Being back home i...

Weather, European crisis hits fisheries in Indonesia's Bali by Luh De Suriyani July 26, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2012 PT. Bina Media Tenggara

The current European financial turmoil, combined with unpredictable weather, has badly affected fishery exports from Bali during the first half of 2012. I Gusti Ngurah Made Sumantri, head of research and development at the Bali fishery and maritime off...

Anglo-Spanish fishing racket ordered to pay record £1.6m fine by Steven Morris and Fiona Harvey July 26, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

A judge has ordered a Spanish fishing company, its British subsidiary and the skippers of two boats that were caught fishing illegally in British waters to pay fines and costs totalling a record-breaking £1.6m. The operation was accused of endangering...

Sri Lanka's global aquaculture proposal approved at Rome confab by Irangika Range July 25, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's proposal of setting up of a Global Aquaculture Fund was approved at the 30th session of the FAO Committee in Fisheries (COFI)at FAO Headquarters, Rome from July 9-13,Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mini...

Fishing clash won't impede course of realistic Sino-Russian ties July 24, 2012   |  Source : People's Daily  | Copyright : People's Daily Online

Russian coastguards have seized a Chinese fishing boat and detained crews after opening fire on the vessel on July 16. It has been confirmed that no one on board has died though one Chinese is missing. Illegal cross-border fishing has long been a probl...

Fish-loving Japan begins to embrace sustainable seafood by Winifred Bird, July 24, 2012   |  Source : Christian Science Monitor  | Copyright : The Christian Science Monitor

In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positiv...

New technology could improve data collection in Australia July 24, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) Industry Pty Ltd have been working together to trial the use of new devices to enable CMOs to collect data and transfer it instantly to a database on the mainland. It...

Mangroves can trap toxic heavy metals, says study by Jessan Doton July 24, 2012   |  Source : SciDev  | Copyright : 2012 SciDev.Net

Researchers in New Caledonia have discovered that mangrove forests act as useful filters for toxic heavy metals, preventing these pollutants from contaminating the islands' waterways. The researchers — from France's Institute of Development Research ...

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