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Powerful earthquake hits Costa Rica; Tsunami warning cancelled September 05, 2012   |  Source : AP/CBC  | Copyright : The Associated Press, 2012

A magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic and at least one death from a heart attack. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centred ...

Fishing for solutions in China by Liu Xiangrui September 05, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

Dongting is the largest freshwater lake in China, but it is suffering from overfishing, pollution and other major problems, finds Liu Xiangrui in Yueyang, Hunan province. Instead of being excited at the start of a new fishing season, 59-year-old Peng D...

Hurricane Isaac aftermath oil kills pelicans, halts fishing by Deborah Dupre September 05, 2012   |  Source : Examiner.com  | Copyright : 2006-2012 Clarity Digital Group LLC d/b/a Examiner.com

The United States Coast Guard is investigating about 90 reports of oil and chemical releases related to Hurricane Isaac, including a leak from an abandoned oil and gas industry storage facility in Plaquemines Parish that killed brown pelicans, officials s...

Mainland China fishermen detained for trespassing in sea off Miaoli coast September 05, 2012   |  Source : The China Post  | Copyright : 1999 – 2012 The China Post

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) yesterday detained seven fishermen from Fujian Province in southeast China for trespassing near the coastline of central Miaoli County. CGA officials stationed in Taichung City said the mainland fishing vessel, cod...

Supertrawler cleared to go fishing off Australia's Tasmania by David Wroe September 04, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

The controversial super trawler Margiris could be fishing in Australian waters within days after being given the green light by the Environment Minister, Tony Burke, although it will face strict conditions to protect ocean life. The 142-metre Dutch-ow...

2 Egyptian fishermen killed by Tunisian Navy September 04, 2012   |  Source : Zee News/PTI  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Authorities say a Tunisian naval vessel fired upon Egyptian fishermen who were illegally in Tunisian waters, killing two and wounding two others. The Tunisian defence ministry says the incident occurred on Sunday, after 10 Egyptian boats were intercept...

Tsunami debris brings unfamiliar creatures and problems to US by Yoko Inoue September 04, 2012   |  Source : The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network  | Copyright : 2012. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Debris dragged out to sea by last year's tsunami has started to arrive on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, bringing unfamiliar creatures as well as concerns that invasive species will threaten ecosystems on the West Coast of the United States. Alth...

ICSF documentary on women seaweed collectors wins prize at film festival September 04, 2012   |  Source : ICSF/Merrinews/Jeevika

A documentary film on women seaweed collectors, titled "Shifting Undercurrents: Seaweeds Collectors of Gulf of Mannar", directed by Rita Banerji for the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), has won the second prize at the 9th Annual ...

Tunisia: Two Egyptian fishermen killed off Kerkennah Island - Foreign Ministry regrets incident September 04, 2012   |  Source : Tunis Afrique Presse (Tunis)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry expressed Monday "its regrets" following the incident between a Tunisian coast guard ship and an Egyptian fishing boat, making two killed and two wounded, among the Egyptians who infiltrated the Tunisian territorial waters. ...

Indonesia warns tourists, fishermen away from Anak Krakatau after minor volcanic eruption September 04, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

Indonesia has warned tourists and fishermen to stay from Anak Krakatau after a minor eruption on the volcanic island over the weekend. The 1,330-foot peak in the Sunda Strait shot volcanic materials and ash up to 400 meters (1,300 feet). Wind carried t...

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