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New deal for oceans needed to stop biodiversity loss, says marine biologist March 20, 2013   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2011 ABC

One of the world's leading marine biologists has called for a new deal for oceans so their biodiversity is able to survive what he describes as a perfect storm of threats. Professor Callum Roberts from Britain's University of York has been in Australia...

Philippines census of agriculture, fisheries ongoing by Leonilo D. Lopido March 20, 2013   |  Source : PIA  | Copyright : Philippine Information Agency © 2012

The Philippines National Statistics Office (NSO) is currently conducting the nationwide Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) for 2012 which started last February 25 and expected to end on April 13, 2013. This was learned from Director Raul F. Done...

Caribbean nations participate in UN-backed tsunami preparedness test March 20, 2013   |  Source : UN News Centre

Caribbean nations are participating today in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise organized under United Nations auspices to test their reaction capacity. According to the scenario of the exercise, organized under the auspices of the Intergovernmental O...

Fisher groups express reservations about Global Partnership for Oceans March 20, 2013   |  Source : WFFP

In a compelling ‘Call on Governments’ by the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) and the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers (WFF), the organizations renounce the global push for the introduction of private property rights as a tool to ma...

Fish protein may slow down cancer metastasis March 20, 2013   |  Source : DNA  | Copyright : 2013 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading, “The use of natural dietary products with anti-tu...

Fish larvae study stirs marine park debate in Australia by Anna Salleh March 20, 2013   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2013 ABC

A new study on the dispersal of fish larvae has reignited a debate on the science behind marine parks. The study, by marine biologist Dr Jeffrey Leis of the Australian Museum, and colleagues, is published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B...

Malaysia targets 214,000 tonnes marine shrimp output by 2020 March 19, 2013   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2013 BERNAMA

Malaysia targets marine shrimp production to hit 214,000 metric tonnes worth RM6.5 billion by 2020 despite a decline in output in 2011, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar. "The industry is facing a serious challenge...

Chilean officials investigate massive death of prawns; fishermen blame thermoelectric plants March 19, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 1996- The Washington Post

Chilean officials say they are investigating the death of thousands of prawns that washed ashore Wednesday, covering a beach in red. The dead shrimp appeared in Coronel, about 330 miles (530 kilometers) south of the capital, Santiago. Local fisherme...

First UK community-supported fishery March 19, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

The UK’s first “community-supported fishery” is to be launched in two UK towns this month – the Catchbox scheme will sell local fish at a fair price to fishermen and consumers to help increase sustainability in the market. Under the scheme, con...

Fiji fisheries seek help to protect endangered species by Serafina Silaitoga March 19, 2013   |  Source : Fiji Times  | Copyright : 2004 - 2007, Fiji Times Limited

A group of stakeholders was yesterday reminded of the importance of protecting the hemp-headed wrasse, a fish species that is becoming extinct. Speaking at the meeting of fisheries stakeholders in Labasa, Divisional fisheries officer North Joji Vakawal...

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