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Sri Lanka's global aquaculture proposal approved at Rome confab by Irangika Range July 25, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's proposal of setting up of a Global Aquaculture Fund was approved at the 30th session of the FAO Committee in Fisheries (COFI)at FAO Headquarters, Rome from July 9-13,Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mini...

Fishing clash won't impede course of realistic Sino-Russian ties July 24, 2012   |  Source : People's Daily  | Copyright : People's Daily Online

Russian coastguards have seized a Chinese fishing boat and detained crews after opening fire on the vessel on July 16. It has been confirmed that no one on board has died though one Chinese is missing. Illegal cross-border fishing has long been a probl...

Fish-loving Japan begins to embrace sustainable seafood by Winifred Bird, July 24, 2012   |  Source : Christian Science Monitor  | Copyright : The Christian Science Monitor

In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positiv...

New technology could improve data collection in Australia July 24, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) Industry Pty Ltd have been working together to trial the use of new devices to enable CMOs to collect data and transfer it instantly to a database on the mainland. It...

Mangroves can trap toxic heavy metals, says study by Jessan Doton July 24, 2012   |  Source : SciDev  | Copyright : 2012 SciDev.Net

Researchers in New Caledonia have discovered that mangrove forests act as useful filters for toxic heavy metals, preventing these pollutants from contaminating the islands' waterways. The researchers — from France's Institute of Development Research ...

Fisheries the poorest sector, with 41 per cent poverty incidence, says Philippines NGO July 23, 2012   |  Source : Tambuyog

The Philippines-based non-governmental organization, Tambuyog Development Center, said that data from the National Statistical Co-ordination Board show that municipal fishers make up the poorest sector in the country with a poverty incidence of 41.4 per c...

Fishing to be banned on Philippines' Burias Strait starting December by Kristine L. Alave July 23, 2012   |  Source : Philippine Daily Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2012 INQUIRER.net |

After imposing a fishing moratorium that successfully replenished sardine stocks off the Zamboanga Peninsula last year, the Department of Agriculture is to close another major fishing ground in the country for three months starting in December to replenis...

New Zealand's Iwi Fisheries meet for annual conference in Auckland July 23, 2012   |  Source : Scoop

What has been referred to as a tumultuous trading and operating environment will come under the spotlight next month as iwi fishing businesses gather for the 7th annual Maui National Maori Fisheries Conference, hosted by the Treaty Tribes Coalition and th...

Poverty drives India's Tamil Nadu fishermen overseas by J Arockiaraj July 20, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Thousands of fishermen from Ramanathapuram, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts in the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu head to Gulf countries every year looking for greener pastures due to lack of fishing facilities and acute poverty in the region, espec...

US navy ship did warn Indian fishermen: Pentagon July 20, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Insisting that the US naval ship had forewarned the Indian fishermen before opening fire, the Pentagon on Thursday said that the incident remains under investigation and one should wait for the outcome of the probe before reaching any conclusions. "We ...

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