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Fisheries Act must be amended to protect sharks in Sabah, says Malaysian minister May 07, 2012   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2012 MCIL Multimedia Sdn Bhd

The Fisheries Act must be amended to include a new provision to protect all types of sharks found in Malaysia's Sabah State. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the amendment is important to step up efforts to check...

Fish kill scare along Kuwait bay by Nawara Fattahova May 07, 2012   |  Source : Kuwait Times  | Copyright : 2012, Kuwait Times

Fish have been dying in large numbers along Kuwait bay. This incident serves as an indicator of pollution or a major imbalance in marine environment, instilling fear of a possible fish kill. According to a local Arabic daily, Salah Al-Mudhi, General Direc...

Chile quake, tsunami altered ecosystems dramatically by Charles Q. Choi May 07, 2012   |  Source : OurAmazingPlanet  | Copyright : 2012 msnbc.com

The earthquake and tsunami that rocked Chile in 2010 unleashed substantial and surprising changes on ecosystems there, yielding insights on how these natural disasters can affect life and how sea level rise might affect the world, researchers say. The ...

Indonesia struggles to combat shark poaching in protected areas by Juliet Eilperin May 07, 2012   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2012 The Washington Post

Local and regional authorities in Indonesia caught 33 poachers last week who had taken sharks, manta rays and sea cucumbers from a marine protected area that scientists have identified as one of the sea’s most important sites. But after confiscating the...

Sri Lanka govt to bring back fishermen held by India May 07, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Sri Lanka's Fisheries Ministry said Monday that it was making arrangement to bring back six fishermen arrested by Indian coast guards for breaching the Indian maritime boarders. Ministry Secretary Damitha de Soyza told Xinhua that the Sri Lankan govern...

Prince of Wales to deliver keynote address at 6th World Fisheries Congress May 07, 2012   |  Source : UKPA  | Copyright : 2012 The Press Association

The Prince of Wales is to deliver a keynote address at the sixth World Fisheries Congress. The congress is organised by the World Council of Fisheries Societies which aims to promote international cooperation in fisheries science, conservation and mana...

Six Sri Lankan fishermen arrested for entering Indian waters in Andhra May 06, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Six Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by Marine police here for illegally fishing in Indian waters off Nizampatnam coast in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district, police said on Sunday. The Coast Guard personnel first spotted a Sri Lankan boat wit...

20pc of Banglladesh water bodies to be fish sanctuary May 05, 2012   |  Source : The Daily Star  | Copyright : 2012 thedailystar.net

The government of Bangladesh has approved the Master Plan of the Haor Development Board and decided to protect the country's fish species by creating a fish sanctuary on 20 percent of jalmahals (water bodies) in haor areas. The decision was taken at th...

Asian-American fishermen sue BP over racial discrimination in oil spill cleanup by Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky May 05, 2012   |  Source : AllGov  | Copyright : 2009 AllGov.com

A large group of Asian-American fishermen have sued BP in a US federal court claiming the oil company discriminated against them when it hired locals to help with the 2010 oil spill. Through BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VoO) program, about 5,000 boa...

Indian fishermen killing: Italian ship Enrica Lexie sails off Kerala waters May 05, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : NDTV Convergence Limited 2012

Italian oil tanker 'Enrica Lexie', detained off Kerala coast since February 15 after its Marines shot dead two Indian fishermen, today sailed off from Kochi for Colombo after completion of all legal formalities, including execution of a bond for Rs. three...

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