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No tsunami threat from earthquake near Tonga January 21, 2014   |  Source : Star-Advertiser  | Copyright : 2014 staradvertiser.com

No tsunami is expected from a magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Tonga this afternoon. The earthquake struck at 3:29 p.m. Hawaii time, about 1:29 p.m. in Tonga. It was centered about 99 miles west northwest of Hihifo, Tonga and about 240 miles west southwes...

Japan fishermen take cover to slaughter dolphins in face of Western criticism January 21, 2014   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows and killed at least 30 on Tuesday, hiding themselves behind a tarpaulin, as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages. Both the US and British ...

25 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka January 21, 2014   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday arrested 25 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, officials said. Naval spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said 25 fishermen have been arrested north of Jaffna's Delft island during the wee hours of T...

Ambiguous fisheries law sets up in-your-face conundrum for China by Mark J. Valencia January 20, 2014   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd.

The ambiguity of China’s claims in the South China Sea has long been the main obstacle to resolving or even managing the jurisdictional disputes there. Despite oft-repeated requests from rival claimants as well as the United States, China has decline...

Infrastructure woes continue to dog fisheries sector in India's Odisha January 20, 2014   |  Source : Express News Service  | Copyright : 2012 The New Indian Express

Lack of infrastructure being the stumbling block in the growth of the fisheries sector in the Indian State of Odisha, the Government on Thursday decided to prioritise infrastructural support like road and power connectivity to 125 identified fishing clust...

Countries overacting to local fishing measures, says China by Wang Xiaonan January 19, 2014   |  Source : Global Times  | Copyright : 2014 by The Global Times

An amendment to the implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China by Hainan Province came into effect on January 1. The new measures require foreign fishing vessels to get permission from relevant Chinese authorities before fishing...

Climate change’s new menace: mountain tsunamis by Jason Overdorf January 19, 2014   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. 1996-2014

The raging torrent hit in the morning, as Gopal Singh Bhist and his son, a cook and the leader of a pony train, prepared for work. In minutes, the Mandakini river had breached its banks, sending a crushing hammer of water, ice and rock through the Hima...

Nevada marina safe despite 100,000 fish kill by Scott Sonner January 19, 2014   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 1995 - 2014, The Weather Channel, LLC weather.com® Licensed by TRUSTe

Most locals reacted like Rick Dinoso when he first heard that all the fish in the Sparks Marina were dead - an estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish. "All the fish don't just die," said Dinoso, 37, an assistant manager at a nearby tavern who grew u...

India, Sri Lanka to free all fishermen in custody January 16, 2014   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2014, The Hindu

India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday decided to immediately free all fishermen in their custody and release their vessels. Those accused of crimes other than crossing the international maritime boundary line will, however, be tried by the respective courts in...

Punishment to fishing companies operating in Falklands under study January 15, 2014   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2014 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

The Foreign Ministry of Argentina assesses the possibility of including new regulations in the Fisheries Act implementing heavy fines on companies that benefit economically from the simultaneous fishing in Argentine and South Atlantic waters, which are un...

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