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EU and US take part in hearing on sustainable fisheries management May 29, 2012   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

On 30 May, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, and Dr Jane Lubchenco, US Under-Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, will participate in a European Parliament hearing on EU/US cooperation at the internation...

With Sat phones, Indian fishermen will no longer be at sea during emergencies by Prathima Nandakumar May 29, 2012   |  Source : DC

Rains, tornados, high velocity winds, tidal waves and tsunami, not to mention the pirate menace. The south Indian State of Karnataka, with its 320-km-long coastline has perhaps lost count of the number of ‘missing’ fishermen, who remain incommunicado ...

Call for fishermen, peasants in Tanzania to join health fund May 28, 2012   |  Source : IPP Media  | Copyright : ippmedia.com

The Community Health Fund (CHF), a subsidiary division of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Tanzania, is campaigning for fishermen and peasants across the country to join the newly introduced health insurance fund to help them get free medical ...

Good time to be fisherman as US stocks come back May 27, 2012   |  Source : Chronicle Herald

For American fish, this is a good time to be alive. On May 14 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that a record six federal fisheries returned to health last year. After a decade of similar progress, 86 per cent of America’s rou...

Call to popularise GPS use among artisanal fishermen in Tanzania by JAFFAR MJASIRI May 27, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 DailyNews Online Edition

Several artisanal fishermen along the Coast, through their own initiative, have started using the Global Positioning System (GPS) device, it has been learnt. Mr Mjanga Ali, a Captain of a fishing vessel which operates on the Indian Ocean, said in Da...

20 Zambian fishermen abducted by Congolese soldiers May 26, 2012   |  Source : Lusaka Times  | Copyright : Lusakatimes.com

Twenty Zambian fishermen have been abducted by Congolese marine soldiers on lake Mweru in Luapula province. The incident happened around 02 hours this morning when a total of 32 Zambian fishermen were caught by the soldiers. Luapula province deputy ...

Marine reserves boost fish, say Australian researchers May 25, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Australian researchers tracking life on the Great Barrier Reef said Friday they have proven a long-debated theory that fish born in marine reserves boost overall ocean stocks by dispersing widely. The team, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cora...

Indian court extends custody of Italian marines who shot fishermen May 25, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

An Indian court on Friday extended the custody of two Italian marines accused of shooting two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates, news reports said. Chief Judicial Magistrate A.K. Gopakuar, in the southern state of Kerala, also ordered t...

Japan tsunami bones to wash up in US: oceanographer May 25, 2012   |  Source : AFP

Shoes containing human bones from people killed by the 2011 Japanese tsunami are likely to begin washing up on the US West Coast later this year, an expert has said. Curt Ebbesmeyer, a retired oceanographer and expert on marine currents, drift patterns...

Troubled waters: Australian review says there are too many fishers in the sea by Saffron Howden May 25, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

The biggest overhaul of commercial fishing for two decades in which the Australian government would pay fishers to leave the industry has been proposed by an independent review. The analysis found about 17 per cent of almost 1100 fishing businesses in ...

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