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French fishermen accused by marine experts of eating dolphins illegally caught in Channel May 04, 2012   |  Source : The Telegraph  | Copyright : Telegraph Media Group Limited 2012

French fishermen are dining on "large fillets" cut from the bodies of dolphins illegally caught in nets off Cornwall, conservationists claim. The practice is becoming increasingly common in waters off the Souh West where concern is mounting over the nu...

FAO report: Fish demand high, prices boosted May 04, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 5M Enterprises Ltd

Global food prices measured by the FAO Food Price Index fell three points or 1.4 per cent from March to April 2012 but seem to have stabilised at a relatively high level of 214 points, FAO said. The fall was the first after three consecutive months of ...

Beijing vows to resolve fishing boat clash by Zhang Yunbi May 04, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

Beijing on Thursday said it has remained in contact with the Republic of Korea and is willing to work with Seoul to properly handle the recent clash between a Chinese fishing boat and the ROK's Coast Guard. The response came amid a series of fishery di...

Friendly dolphins help Brazilian fishermen to catch fish by Tim Barribeau May 04, 2012   |  Source : io9

We think of dolphins as playful — but they may also be more cunning than we ever realized. A subset of the dolphin population in Laguna, Brazil has started cooperating with human fishing expeditions. The dolphins will help people get better catches, in ...

Senegal revokes licences of foreign fishing trawlers by John Vidal May 04, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk

The new government of Senegal has cancelled the licences of 29 foreign fishing trawlers, demanding that they offload their catches in the capital Dakar before leaving the west African country's territorial waters. The dramatic move on Tuesday by fisher...

Better use of water leading to positive impacts on development – UN survey May 04, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Sustainable water reforms are having a positive impact on countries’ development, according to the results of a United Nations survey released 4 May 2012. The survey reveals that countries that have implemented water reforms backed by Member States a...

Fuel price increase forces Vietnamese fishing boats to stay ashore May 03, 2012   |  Source : VNA  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

April and May are the high fishing season of the year for the Vietnamese fishermen in Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa and Kien Giang. However, unlike previous years, the fishing boats still have been lying still. Fishermen have decided to stay at home in...

South Africa's small-scale fishing draft ‘bucks vision’ by Donwald Pressly May 03, 2012   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 1999 - 2011 Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited

The South Africa Cabinet is expected to give the green light to a draft small-scale fishing policy that has been the subject of debate for three years, but opponents believe it contradicts the long-term National Development Plan (NDP) forged by Planning M...

Recognize role of traditional knowledge in managing marine areas, international meet told May 03, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

Concrete steps must be taken to integrate the traditional scientific, technical and technological knowledge of indigenous and local communities, at all stages of the process of identifying and describing ecologically or biologically significant marine are...

GLOBALG.A.P.’s new traceability code for seafood May 02, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a new branded traceability code, which it hopes will appeal to younger consumers and meet growing seafood buyer’s demands. The integrated QR (quick response) code will lead to www.my-fish.info, where consumers will find inf...

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