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108 Vietnamese fishermen arrested by Thailand September 16, 2012   |  Source : The Nation  | Copyright : 2007 www.nationmultimedia.com Thailand

Naval and other Thai authorities yesterday arrested 108 Vietnamese fishermen aboard 10 foreign trawlers that violated Thailand's territorial waters in the upper Gulf of Thailand. The three-day and two-night operation, which started on Thursday, was promp...

Taiwan softens on Senkaku issue, eager for fisheries talks with Japan by TAKIO MURAKAMI September 15, 2012   |  Source : The Asahi Shimbun  | Copyright : The Asahi Shimbun Company

Taiwan appears to be easing up on its hard-line stance regarding Japan's recent acquisition of the disputed Senkaku Islands, although many Taiwanese fishermen remain skeptical. The islands in the East China Sea are administered by Japan but claimed by ...

Fishermen in Ghana's Chorkor and Jamestown to be supplied with outboard motors September 14, 2012   |  Source : GBC  | Copyright : 2010. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghana's President Mahama, on the last leg of his ‘Thank you tour’ to thank the people in the Greater Accra Region for their contribution during the funeral and burial ceremony of the late President John Atta Mills, has addressed the people of Chorkor ...

Call to freeze fishing in Europe to replenish stocks September 14, 2012   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

A think tank has made a controversial case for freezing fishing in Europe, saying most fish stocks would return to sustainable levels within five years. The London-based New Economics Foundation (Nef) argues in its report that the suspension would gene...

Plans for giant Antarctic marine sanctuary falter as fishing divides US and New Zealand by NICK PERRY September 14, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 StarTribune

Antarctica's Ross Sea is often described as the most isolated and pristine ocean on Earth, a place where seals and penguins still rule the waves and humans are about as far away as they could be. But even there it has proven difficult, and maybe impossibl...

Indonesian fishermen admit people smuggling September 14, 2012   |  Source : Sky News  | Copyright : Australian News Channel Pty Ltd -

Two Indonesian fishermen have admitted to being crew members on a boat loaded with 80 asylum seekers bound for Australia. Sarimin Abang, 49, and Nasrudin Ahmad, 29, pleaded guilty to new non-aggravated people-smuggling charges in the Victorian Supreme ...

67 stranded Sri Lankan nationals rescued by Indian fishermen September 14, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Sixty seven Sri Lankan nationals, stranded in mid-sea without food for over two weeks after their boat developed a snag on a journey to Australia, have been rescued by fishermen of a nearby village. All of them were handed over to the 'Q' branch police...

Australia moves to ban fishing trawler with 900-foot-long net by Miguel Llanos September 13, 2012   |  Source : NBC News  | Copyright : © 2012 NBCNews.com

The world's second-largest fishing trawler, which can process 250 metric tons of fish a day using a 900-foot-long net, will likely be banned by Australia for two years so that experts can study whether it would deplete fish stocks and worsen the accidenta...

Indian fisher group calls for national protest day on Sept 17 against attacks on anti-nuke protestors September 13, 2012   |  Source : NFF

The National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF), a federation of State-level trade unions in India, has called for a National Day of Protest on 17 September 2012 to focus attention on the State terror that has been unleashed on protestors who have been peacefully c...

Support expressed for Indian fishers' anti-nuke struggle September 13, 2012   |  Source : DiaNuke  | Copyright : 2012 DiaNuke.org

"Scrap the Nuclear Power Plant at Koodankulam." "The Central government (of India) and the Tamil Nadu government have declared war against the people." "Assault on the people is SEDITION. This SEDITION must be punished." "We will continue to be w...

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