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Seaweed’s harm outweighs benefits, say Antigua fishermen by Alicia Simon July 12, 2012   |  Source : Observer Media  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Publications Limited

Despite claims from the executive director of the Sargasso Sea Alliance that sargassum seaweed increases the amount of fish in and around Antigua & Barbuda’s waters, the island’s fishermen say that the benefits are few and far between. In an interv...

Global fisheries report shows sustainability of New Zealand's fisheries July 12, 2012   |  Source : Scoop  | Copyright : Scoop Business

The FAO report on the State of the World’s Fisheries released this week acknowledges New Zealand’s sustainable approach to fisheries management. The report stated that good progress had been made in reducing exploitation rates and restoring overexp...

Small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples should be heard, FAO committee told July 11, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The voices of small-scale, artisanal and subsistence fishing communities and indigenous peoples, and their perspectives and proposals, should be reflected in the development of International Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisher...

Nigeria: FAO wants enhanced fisheries management to ensure food security July 11, 2012   |  Source : Daily Trust  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to manage their fisheries and aqua-culture sectors well to help ensure food security for millions of people. FAO in a published report at the UN in New York on Monda...

Caribbean crustacean parasite named after Bob Marley July 11, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

A small crustacean parasite which feeds on fish in the Caribbean has been named after Bob Marley, in what the biologist who discovered it calls a tribute to the late reggae icon. The tiny shellfish, a blood feeder that inhabits the coral reefs of the s...

Warming climate damaging reefs, impacting fish July 11, 2012   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd

The impact of a warming climate on reefs is already upon us -- complex changes have begun that could fundamentally change what reefs look like in the future. This in turn could impact on fish populations and their availability. That was the overarching...

Chinese fishermen affected by oil spill seek justice through US courts by Matt Russell July 11, 2012   |  Source : Ultimate Memorial  | Copyright : Houston Chronicle and Chron.com

Thirty fishermen whose livelihood from the Bohai Sea have been destroyed by the 2011 ConocoPhillips oil spill have sought legal representation by Louisiana and Texas attorneys. The move came after the Chinese fishermen learned of the ongoing legal figh...

Vietnam fisheries agency objects to China’s capture of boats July 11, 2012   |  Source : VIETNAMNET Bridge  | Copyright : VIETNAMNET Bridge

Vo Van Trac, deputy head of the association, released the protest yesterday, following the case in which China captured six fishing boats from central Quang Ngai Province with 30 fishermen on board between July 2 and 6. On July 8, the captors released ...

Trawling for shellfish decimating precious marine life by Linda Stewart July 11, 2012   |  Source : Belfast Telegraph  | Copyright : belfasttelegraph.co.uk

This stark image (of a prawn by-catch at an Irish port taken in a fine-mesh prawn trawl)shows the devastating impact of decades of intensive fishing of our seas. An arsenal of environmental problems has been building beneath the waves, according to mar...

'Global warming could unleash more violent storms' July 11, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Global warming could unleash more violent thunderstorms, flash floods and forest fires in the coming years, according to an Israeli researcher. The Tel Aviv University (TAU) researcher has predicted that for every one degree Celsius of warming, there w...

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