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EU punishes overfishing with deeper quota cuts August 01, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

EU member states that have repeatedly flouted EU limits on how much fish they can catch will receive greatly reduced quotas for this year, as the bloc strives to ensure sustainable fishing, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Those who incur the...

Mexico's spiny lobster fishery gets MSC certification August 01, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Lobsters from the small-scale, artisanal fishery within the Sian Ka’an and Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserves, in the Mexican portion of the Mesoamerican Reef, are now eligible to display the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. This spiny l...

Alabama university study finds new threat to Gulf fisheries from BP oil spill by Paul Hamaker August 01, 2012   |  Source : Examiner.com  | Copyright : 2006-2012 Clarity Digital Group LLC d/b/a Examiner.com.

Researchers from Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab published results of a study that simulated the effects of oil and oil dispersants on the microbial life in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico on July 31,...

East Africa: Indian Ocean countries on track to prevent pollution by Masembe Tambwe July 31, 2012   |  Source : Tanzania Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Tanzania and other member states of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region have shown foresight in preventing major pollution incidents by finalising national reports. The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) Acting Director Gener...

South Korea wins right to mine under Indian Ocean July 30, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

South Korea said on Monday it has won the exclusive right to exploit a deep-sea mine in the Indian Ocean that could produce more than $300 million worth of minerals a year. The 10,000-square kilometre (4,000 sq mile) site contains hydrothermal vents th...

Whale stranded in Indonesia helped back to ocean July 29, 2012   |  Source : Seattlepi  | Copyright : 2012 Hearst Communications Inc.

Rescuers in Indonesia say they have led a beached sperm whale back to the sea after hordes of spectators blocked its return for days. Pramudya Harzani from the Jakarta Animal Aid Network said Sunday that dozens of navy divers and volunteers used 10 boa...

Super trawler headed for Australian shores accused of overfishing by Felicity Ogilvie July 27, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2010 ABC

An African fisherman and anti-trawling activist says a super trawler that's headed for Australia has been overfishing the waters around Mauritania. The Dutch owned Margiris is being brought to Devonport in Northern Tasmania and will work in a fishery t...

Hijacked Taiwanese fishing boat captain returns home after 18 months in captivity July 26, 2012   |  Source : Taipei Times  | Copyright : 1999-2012 The Taipei Times

A Taiwanese boat captain who was held captive by Somalian pirates for 18 months returned home late on Tuesday to a warm welcome from his wife, Ministry of Foreign Affairs personnel and executives of the company that owned his boat. “Being back home i...

Weather, European crisis hits fisheries in Indonesia's Bali by Luh De Suriyani July 26, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2012 PT. Bina Media Tenggara

The current European financial turmoil, combined with unpredictable weather, has badly affected fishery exports from Bali during the first half of 2012. I Gusti Ngurah Made Sumantri, head of research and development at the Bali fishery and maritime off...

Anglo-Spanish fishing racket ordered to pay record £1.6m fine by Steven Morris and Fiona Harvey July 26, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

A judge has ordered a Spanish fishing company, its British subsidiary and the skippers of two boats that were caught fishing illegally in British waters to pay fines and costs totalling a record-breaking £1.6m. The operation was accused of endangering...

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