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25 feared dead as fishing boat capsizes off Karachi, Pakistan by Jan Khaskheli September 11, 2012   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

Bodies of nine people were recovered and 16 remained missing after an ill-fated fishing boat Al-Rehman capsized in the sea off Karachi in Pakistan late on Sunday night. The incident occurred when the boat was in the open seas near Khuddi and Khahi cree...

New laws will curb super-trawler from fishing in Australian waters for at least two years by Ben Packham and Lanai Vasek September 11, 2012   |  Source : The Australian  | Copyright : The Australian

The super-trawler Abel Tasman will be banned from fishing in Australian waters for at least two years under changes to environmental laws to be introduced into parliament today. Environment Minister Tony Burke said amendments to the Environment Conserv...

Queensland fish on world's most endangered list September 11, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

A central Queensland fish on the brink of extinction has been named among the planet's 100 most endangered species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has included the red-finned blue-eye on its crisis list. It's found only in the Gr...

Situation calm in Kudankulam, anti-nuke Indian protest leaders abducted by fishermen September 11, 2012   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : 2011 NEWS TRACK India

After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, the situation in Idinthakarai village in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli was calm Tuesday even as protests spread to other parts of the state, an official said. Some drama was though report...

Botswana fishermen urged to wear lifejackets by BABOKI KAYAWE September 11, 2012   |  Source : Mmegi Online  | Copyright : Dikgang Publishing Company 2011

Superintendent Kabo Badirwang, commander of the Orapa station in Botswana, has encouraged fishermen in the Boteti area to adhere to safety standards whenever they are fishing. He said since the region experienced a dry spell for close to three decades,...

China silent on status of ships sent to Japanese-controlled islands September 11, 2012   |  Source : VOA

The status of two Chinese government ships sent to assert Beijing's claim over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea remained a mystery early Wednesday, with no word from either government on the ships' whereabouts. China's official news ag...

Will tribal scientists be invited to US marine protected area conference? by Dan Bacher September 11, 2012   |  Source : Daily Kos  | Copyright : Kos Media, LLC

Resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists will meet in Monterey from February 27 to March 1, 2013 to reflect on the first five years of monitoring and management of "marine protected areas" that went into effect in September 2007 under...

Poor fisheries management endangers sharks in the Coral Triangle September 11, 2012   |  Source : EmpoweredNews.net  | Copyright : 2012 EmpoweredNews.net

WWF and TRAFFIC today released a new report that shows the need for a more concerted effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle, to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species. The report, An Overview of Shark Utilizat...

Fishermen demand right to shoot great black cormorants in southwest Finland September 11, 2012   |  Source : Helsingin Sanomat  | Copyright : Helsingin Sanomat

The fishery region of Nauvo is demanding that the Turku Administrative Court overturn a decision made by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Southwest Finland, which rejected the fishery region’s special pe...

Tie fishing quotas to processing capacity, says Russian president September 10, 2012   |  Source : Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW)  | Copyright : International Strategic Research Organization

The quotas on catches of fish and other seafood that Russia provides to a foreign company should be tied to the amount of seafood processing capacity it builds in Russia, President Vladimir Putin said at the concluding press conference of the APEC summit ...

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