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UN report: climate change to exacerbate freshwater problems of Pacific Islands April 23, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Climate change will exacerbate water stress in Pacific Islands, particularly small islands that rely on seasonal rain for their freshwater needs, according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, issued in Bangkok, Thailand, today. “...

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages by Sue Sturgis April 23, 2012   |  Source : Facing South  | Copyright : 2012 by the Institute for Southern Studies

People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey conducted by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. "As a result of previou...

Helping Pacific island women speak up on climate change by Thin Lei Win April 23, 2012   |  Source : AlertNet  | Copyright : 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the male-dominated culture of the Pacific islands to the north and east of Australia, women’s voices are rarely heard. Men make the decisions and women tend to the children and prepare food. Yet most predictions say it is women and children who wi...

Soccer ball swept up by Japanese tsunami found in Alaska by Yereth Rosen April 23, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

A soccer ball that bobbed onto the shore of a remote Alaska island is likely the first salvageable debris from last year's Japanese tsunami that could be returned to its owner, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ball,...

Namibia fisheries spends 79% on operational costs by Denver Kisting April 23, 2012   |  Source : The Namibian  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources plans to spend more than 79 per cent of its N$257, 4 million budget on operational expenditure. It intends to use N$53 million - or 20, 6 per cent - on capital projects. In order to assess the ...

Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India against poaching by fishermen April 23, 2012   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. Government minister Douglas Devananda said he will lead the protest to give a message to India that livelih...

Study investigates aquatic parasites on fish April 23, 2012   |  Source : PhysOrg  | Copyright : Phys.Org™ 2003-2012

Researchers in the Czech Republic, Spain and the United Kingdom have successfully identified the cellular components and mechanisms that play a role in the proliferation of myxozoa, tiny aquatic parasites responsible for diseases in commercially valuable ...

Alaska King and Snow Crab fisheries certified to FAO-based responsible fisheries management standard April 22, 2012   |  Source : PRWeb  | Copyright : 2012 Hearst Communications Inc.

Following a twelve month fishery assessment period, a Global Trust Certification Committee met on April 16th 2012 and formally certified that the management system of the U.S. Alaska King and Snow Crab Bering Sea Commercial Fisheries** have met the FAO-Ba...

Scientists urge Canada to postpone commercial fishing in the Arctic by GLORIA GALLOWAY April 22, 2012   |  Source : Globe and Mail  | Copyright : 2012 The Globe and Mail Inc.

The Canadian government has worked to assert its military sovereignty in the Arctic, but a group of more than 2,000 international scientists is asking this country to do more to protect the fragile polar ecosystem from commercial fishing fleets. The sc...

Angola minister inaugurates artisan fishing support centre April 22, 2012   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Angola's minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Afonso Pedro Canga, on Thursday inaugurated in the southern Benguela province, a Centre of Support to Artisan Fishing, meant to supply technical assistance to fishermen in light of the Pro...

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