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Fish 'build sandcastles to attract mates' by The Telegraph December 04, 2013   |  Source : `http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10495680/Fish-build-sandcastles-to-attract-mates.html  | Copyright : Telegraph Media Group Limited 2013

A type of male fish that builds ‘sandcastles’ to impress females and intimidate rivals has provided an important clue about the evolution of new species. In Lake Malawi, East Africa, there are around 200 different species of cichlid fish that once ...

Small fishers join forces in "Malta Commitment" for better dialogue December 03, 2013   |  Source : Malta Today  | Copyright : MediaToday Co. Ltd

Over 160 participants from Albania, Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom as well as international and...

Hong Kong’s endangered fishermen face depleted seas by Issam Ahmed December 03, 2013   |  Source : The Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : The Jakarta Globe

He comes from a proud line of fishermen, but 23-year-old Ng Ka-Ho is unsure of his future nearly one year after a ban on trawling in Hong Kong hastened the local industry’s decline. Standing on the deck of one of his father’s two ageing boats moore...

ICSF releases new publications on small-scale fisheries December 02, 2013   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2013 ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released three publications on small-scale fisheries (SSF). “An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF)” (http://www.icsf.net/images/EAF_final_26Nov13_1.24pm.pdf ) tackles the issue...

Ghana fishermen to benefit from pension scheme December 02, 2013   |  Source : GNA  | Copyright : 1994 - 2013 GhanaWeb

Ghanaian fishermen operating at the Tema Canoe Beach would soon be contributing to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust’s (SSNIT) pension scheme. This is to ensure that fishermen retiring from active fishing would have some money to support ...

Fishermen attempt to break Gaza blockade December 02, 2013   |  Source : World Bulletin

Scores of Gazans and foreign sympathizers on Monday boarded fishing boats with the intention of sailing six miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip in defiance of an Israel-imposed sea blockade on the Palestinian coastal enclave. "We want to show the wor...

Indonesian fishermen stranded in South Africa after horror story at sea by Stuart Graham December 02, 2013   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2013 AFP

Dozens of Indonesian fishermen who spent months stranded in Cape Town’s harbor, sleeping in cramped and suffocating quarters, have been taken ashore to a repatriation center after being stuck at sea for years without pay. The group of 75 fishermen te...

'Modern day slaves' - 75 fishermen arrested after being abandoned in Cape Town by ship owner December 02, 2013   |  Source : ICN  | Copyright : Independent Catholic News 2008

Maritime charity, the Apostleship of the Sea has called for a major change in the way seafarers and fishermen are treated by government authorities when they are the victims of unscrupulous owners. The recent case of 75 Indonesian fishermen illustrates...

Fishermen work to reduce albatross deaths by Susan Jackson December 02, 2013   |  Source : Nat Geo  | Copyright : 1996-2013 National Geographic Society

The albatross and life at sea have been linked for centuries. But the death of an albatross means far more than bad luck for sailors. It signifies a serious threat to the ecosystem of the world’s oceans – so much so that the organizations that man...

US firm Blue Sea Labs wins sustainable seafood competition December 02, 2013   |  Source : Environmental Leader  | Copyright : 2006-2013 Environmental Leader LLC

Blue Sea Labs, which uses e-commerce and software to shorten the seafood supply chain and provide transparency, has won first place and $40,000 in the Fish 2.0 Finals, a business competition intended to connect fishing and aquaculture businesses and inves...

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