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US Feds declare fishery disaster in New England by Jay Lindsay September 13, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : The Associated Press, 2012

The United States Commerce Department on Thursday declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for struggling fishermen and their ports. Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank sa...

South Africa: Ongoing deaths of fishermen unacceptable September 13, 2012   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

The ongoing deaths of fishermen in South African seas are unacceptable, whether it is a death of one or two fishermen at a time. This is what the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Lulu Johnson, told the Depar...

Super trawler process under cloud in Australia by Lenore Taylor and David Wroe September 13, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

Two disaffected members of the fisheries management committee that paved the way for the super trawler Margiris to come to Australia wrote to Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig in June pleading that he investigate approval processes. Senator Ludwig replied...

Supertrawler decision popular politics not science: Australian fishing group by Brett Williamson September 12, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

The move to ban the newly rebadged FV Abel Tasman supertrawler (formerly FV Margiris) was a slap in the face to the science-based policies that manages Australia's fishing industry a commercial fisheries group has claimed. Brian Jeffriess is the direct...

Will China arm its fishermen to protect a ‘core interest’? by MARK MCDONALD September 12, 2012   |  Source : IHT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

The bellicose bluster between China and Japan continues to grow more heated, with two armed Chinese surveillance vessels circling the disputed Diaoyu islands and the Foreign Ministry in Beijing saying that “long gone are the days when the Chinese nation...

Kidnapped fishermen's plight exposes Bangladesh piracy threat by K R Chowdhury September 12, 2012   |  Source : Khabar South Asia

After a harrowing, ten-day ordeal, Salek Majhi is physically free from the clutches of pirates – but still shackled to the financial burden of his costly release. Salek, 60, was one of ten men who sailed from coastal Patharghata to catch the popular ...

Alaska fisherman survives 26 hours floating in fish crate by Yereth Rosen September 12, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

An Alaska fisherman survived for a day floating on frigid ocean waters in a plastic fish crate after his boat sank and said he kept up his spirits by singing. Ryan Harris, 19, told the local newspaper in Sitka, Alaska, that he sang songs like "Row, Row...

Malaysian govt aid rescues impoverished fishermen community by Nashir Mansor September 12, 2012   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2012 BERNAMA

When quizzed about his life as a Sabah fisherman at present, compared with a few decades ago, Nanang Bagiing stated, "As Malaysians, what else do we want? The current government has extended us enough assistance. Everything is subsidised". Nanang, 68, ...

Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium marks two-year anniversary of oil spill by Alexys Martine September 12, 2012   |  Source : WUFT-FM  | Copyright : 2012 WUFT / Division of Multimedia Properties

This weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a catastrophe that gushed nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, earning it the title of the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the pet...

In unlikely turn, US conservationists lobby to save Gulf oil rigs by VERNA GATES September 12, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : GMA Network Inc.

In an ironic twist, scientists, fishermen and conservationists are urging that hundreds of dormant oil rigs be left standing in the Gulf of Mexico, arguing that a U.S. federal plan to remove them will endanger coral reefs and fish. While environmental...

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