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Manila warns Chinese fishermen to stay out of Philippine waters by MICHAELA DEL CALLAR July 16, 2012   |  Source : GMA News  | Copyright : GMA Network Inc.

Manila on Monday warned a fleet of 30 Chinese fishing vessels to steer clear of the Philippines’ 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone and not to exploit marine resources in the area. The Philippines will file a diplomatic protest against China ...

A shortcut to sustainable fisheries July 16, 2012   |  Source : Phys.org  | Copyright : Phys.Org™ 2003-2012

The aim is straightforward: In 1982, more than 160 countries agreed to maintain the global fish stocks at levels that can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) over a long term. This agreement is part of the United Nations Convention on the Law of t...

Traditional fishermen rule Goa shores when rains shut tourism July 14, 2012   |  Source : PTI

When rains render the picturesque Colva beach in India's South Goa out of reach for tourists, it is the time for the local fishermen to have their piece of pie which is otherwise denied to them by the advent of tourism. For this reason, Custodio D'Sou...

How to make global fisheries worth five times more: study July 13, 2012   |  Source : Phys.org  | Copyright : Phys.Org™ 2003-2012

By reducing the size of the global fishing fleet, eliminating harmful government subsidies, and putting in place effective management systems, global fisheries would be worth US$54 billion each year, rather than losing US$13 billion per year. "Global fish...

Malaysian fishermen still waiting for compensation by MOHD ISKANDAR IBRAHIM July 13, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

A total of of 465 fishermen in Nusajaya in Malaysia's South Johor region are in a quandary following the stalled compensation of RM2.9 million over the past eight The fishermen, from nine villages in south Johor, have been eagerly waiting for their co...

Fishermen flock to Chinese city for bounty in 'people's war against the piranha' by Ed Flanagan July 13, 2012   |  Source : NBC News  | Copyright : 2012 msnbc.com

Wanted dead or alive: two Chinese piranhas. News that piranhas, which are native to the South American waters of the Amazon, have come to the Chinese city of Liuzhou, has compelled local authorities to offer a $150 reward to anyone who can land one of ...

Sri Lankan Fishing industry to get 75 mn Japanese funding July 13, 2012   |  Source : Daily Mirror  | Copyright : 2012 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd

A large-scale Japanese fishing business entity has plans to invest Rs.10 billion (US$74.6 mn) in Sri Lanka’s fishing industry, which will include new technical knowledge related to fishing and other technology relevant to the industry, a Fisheries Minis...

FAO urged to develop sustainable development goals for fisheries, using a human-rights approach July 12, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

A group of civil society organizations (CSOs) has called on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop sustainable development goals (SDGs) for fisheries in a balanced way, integrating all dimensions of sustainable develo...

Small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples should be heard, FAO committee told July 12, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

(Errata: Yesterday’s SAMUDRA News Alerts, dated 11 July 2012, carried an incorrect version of the CSO Statement made to the COFI meet at Rome. The correct version is appended below. The error is regretted. –Editor.) The voices of small-scale, art...

Coast guards of India, Pakistan hold talks on jailed fishermen by Sachin Parashar July 12, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Ahead of the foreign ministry level dialogue, India and Pakistan Thursday resumed the dialogue between Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency and India's Coast Guards. This was the first time that this dialogue took place after the Mumbai attacks. Accordi...

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