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Gulf fishing industry still reeling from effects of BP oil spill May 24, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 KRIS and Synapse

Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of this gritty fishing town as the second full year of fishing since BP's catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear. Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, when shrimpers get back to work in Lou...

Tensions rise over Spain-Gibraltar fishing dispute by Gerard Couzens May 24, 2012   |  Source : Sky News  | Copyright : 2012 BskyB

Tensions between Spain and the UK over Gibraltar have sharply increased after Spanish police demanded naval protection to defuse a fishing dispute around the Rock. A leading police union has urged Madrid to send in its armed forces to square up to the ...

US green group sues for rare Hawaii dolphin by AUDREY McAVOY May 23, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

An environmental group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service to force a decision on whether it will put a population of rare dolphins living near Hawaii on the endangered species list. Its species -- called "false kil...

New Zealand foreign fishing boat moves need to be quicker - critics by DANYA LEVY May 23, 2012   |  Source : Stuff.co.nz  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax New Zealand Limited

The New Zealand government's move to ban foreign-flagged fishing boats is being criticised for being so slow that further abuse of international crew members could occur before they are in place. Foreign-chartered vessels working for New Zealand-owned ...

Magnitude-6.1 quake shakes northeastern Japan May 23, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of northeastern Japan, but no tsunami is expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit early Thursday and was centred about 107 km northeast of Hachinohe at a depth of 40 km. ...

South Africa ruling affirms traditional fishing rights by SUE BLAINE May 23, 2012   |  Source : Business Day  | Copyright : 2012 BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

In a first for South Africa, a magistrate ruled yesterday that the fishing tradition of a Wild Coast community gave them a constitutionally protected customary right to fish in a marine protected area inside the Dwesa-Cwebe Reserve. This means SA’s l...

Virus decimates shrimp population in Vietnam May 23, 2012   |  Source : VNS  | Copyright : 2009 Viet Nam News

Up to 900 million breeding shrimp have died in the southern Vietnam province of Tra Vinh, causing local farmers initial losses of VND1 trillion (US$48 million). The dead shrimp accounted for 50 per cent of the total in the province, according to the pr...

Kidnapped fishermen’s case angers Chinese public by Keith B. Richburg May 23, 2012   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2012 The Washington Post

The plight of 28 Chinese fishermen who were kidnapped, robbed, stripped and held for 13 days by North Koreans has inflamed Chinese public opinion, with many Internet users taking to microblogging sites to question the Beijing government’s close relation...

US-built facility benefits Philippines fishermen May 23, 2012   |  Source : MB  | Copyright : 2012. Manila Bulletin

Handling and transport of the famous Maguindanao “tilapia” from the Philippines are expected to improve with the establishment of a new boat landing facility at Lake Buluan that fisherfolk have been dreaming of for so long. The boat landing facilit...

Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project celebrates World Biodiversity Day with the launch of tuna species factsheets by anouk.ride May 22, 2012   |  Source : FFA  | Copyright : Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

Ever wondered what tuna is found in your country? How long tuna lives? What tuna is overfished and what tuna is sustainable? What other species are caught with tuna? These questions and more are answered in a set of factsheets produced by the UNDP/GEF-...

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