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Asia-Pacific countries must respond to climate change: UNDP May 10, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions as their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, the United Nations Development Programme has said in a new report...

Chinese boats barring Filipinos from fishing in shoal by Jaime Laude May 09, 2012   |  Source : The Philippine Star  | Copyright : 2012 ABS-CBN Interactive

Chinese maritime vessels have started imposing fishing restrictions on Filipino fishermen returning to Panatag Shoal by denying them entry inside the lagoon. Located 120 nautical miles from mainland Zambales, Panatag Shoal used to be the target and pra...

Argentina fisheries at risk from dispute over government tough line May 09, 2012   |  Source : UPI  | Copyright : 2012 United Press International, Inc.

Argentina's fisheries industry is at risk from a tough government line that has blocked a possible compromise in a dispute with the labor unions. Industrial action by maritime union workers demanding wage and benefit increases shut down fishery operati...

Organic certifications for Canadian fish farms unveiled by Sarah Schmidt May 09, 2012   |  Source : Postmedia News  | Copyright : 2010-2012 Postmedia Network Inc.

Canadian farmed fish can now be certified as organic with the release of made-in-Canada standards. The inaugural Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard, to be released Thursday, prohibits the use of antibiotics, herbicides and genetically modified organ...

Small island nations commit to new steps at UN forum to reduce fossil fuel use May 09, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Twenty small island developing nations have announced new actions to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end poverty, as they wrapped up a sustainable energy conference organized by the United Nations and the Government of Barbados. The “Barbados D...

Fish catch can create jobs and sustain communities, says South African academic by Mohammed Karaan May 08, 2012   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 1999 - 2011 Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited

In a recent article by Donwald Pressly (“Small-scale fishing draft ‘bucks vision’”, Business Report, May 3), some critical choices and implications for the small-scale fisheries are brought to debate. The article leaves the impression that the Nat...

Prince Charles addresses World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh May 08, 2012   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

Prince Charles has been addressing a major conference in Edinburgh on the future of sustainable fishing. The Duke of Rothesay was speaking at the World Fisheries Congress in his role as the founder of The Prince's International Sustainability Unit. ...

Mexico launches national tsunami warning system May 08, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country's coastline, the Interior Ministry said. The system's aim will be to "monitor and alert the occurrence of tsunamis gen...

Red tide threatens fisheries off East China May 08, 2012   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : CRIENGLISH.com, 1998-2012

A red tide measuring more than 100 square kilometers drifting toward east China's coastline is threatening local fish and aquaculture industries, as it can suffocate marine life, local authorities said. The red tide, first detected on May 3 covering 78...

Oman's Majlis panel studies aspects of illegal fishing May 08, 2012   |  Source : Oman Observer  | Copyright : Oman establishment for press and publishing

The Legal Committee of the Majlis Ash’shura of Oman yesterday hosted officials from the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry to study the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, which w...

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