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Fisheries the poorest sector, with 41 per cent poverty incidence, says Philippines NGO July 23, 2012   |  Source : Tambuyog

The Philippines-based non-governmental organization, Tambuyog Development Center, said that data from the National Statistical Co-ordination Board show that municipal fishers make up the poorest sector in the country with a poverty incidence of 41.4 per c...

Fishing to be banned on Philippines' Burias Strait starting December by Kristine L. Alave July 23, 2012   |  Source : Philippine Daily Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2012 INQUIRER.net |

After imposing a fishing moratorium that successfully replenished sardine stocks off the Zamboanga Peninsula last year, the Department of Agriculture is to close another major fishing ground in the country for three months starting in December to replenis...

New Zealand's Iwi Fisheries meet for annual conference in Auckland July 23, 2012   |  Source : Scoop

What has been referred to as a tumultuous trading and operating environment will come under the spotlight next month as iwi fishing businesses gather for the 7th annual Maui National Maori Fisheries Conference, hosted by the Treaty Tribes Coalition and th...

Poverty drives India's Tamil Nadu fishermen overseas by J Arockiaraj July 20, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Thousands of fishermen from Ramanathapuram, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu head to Gulf countries every year looking for greener pastures due to lack of fishing facilities and acute poverty in the region, espec...

US navy ship did warn Indian fishermen: Pentagon July 20, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Insisting that the US naval ship had forewarned the Indian fishermen before opening fire, the Pentagon on Thursday said that the incident remains under investigation and one should wait for the outcome of the probe before reaching any conclusions. "We ...

Pirate attacks still haunt fishermen in the Malacca Straits by Apriadi Gunawan July 20, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

Sea piracy targeting traditional fishermen has reportedly been on the rise, causing fear among fishermen who are often taken hostage by armed pirates in the Malacca Strait, North Sumatra, says the leader of a fishermen’s group. This week, four fisher...

Undermining fisheries science, claiming the opposite by David Newman July 19, 2012   |  Source : NRDC  | Copyright : Natural Resources Defense Council

Imagine if your state legislature passed a law, called the “Academic Performance Improvement Act,” that exempted students from having to meet reading standards because they hadn’t had a certain type of academic assessment test, even though their tea...

Debris from Japan's tsunami: Some helpful info courtesy of NOAA by Jordan Weaver July 19, 2012   |  Source : NRDC  | Copyright : Natural Resources Defense Council

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has provided the public with a number of educational resources regarding ocean-borne wreckage from the Japanese tsunami that might reach U.S. shores. As a resul...

China condemns Russia for detaining fishermen July 19, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Chicago Tribune

China called an urgent meeting with Russia in Beijing on Thursday, condemning its coastguard days after it fired on Chinese fishing boats and detained dozens of fishermen who had entered its exclusive economic zone. A Russian coastguard vessel on Tuesd...

China rescues fishermen held by Somali pirates for 18 months July 18, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

China has rescued a group of 26 fishermen, mainly Chinese and Vietnamese, who were taken from a Taiwanese trawler and had been held by Somali pirates for the last 18 months, the Chinese government has said. The fishermen, who worked on the Taiwanese tr...

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