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Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary March 07, 2013   |  Source : The Star  | Copyright : 1995-2013 Star Publications (M) Bhd

In the dark months after a catastrophic tsunami smashed into Japan, killing almost 19,000 people and sparking a nuclear disaster, hopes for a rapid recovery and a national rebirth were frustrated by political paralysis. Now, two years on and with an en...

Ghana fishermen want legislative instrument to back ban on Tuesday fishing March 07, 2013   |  Source : Vibe Ghana  | Copyright : VibeGhana.com

The Western Regional branch of the Ghana National Fishermen Council (GNFC) on Wednesday called for a Legislative Instrument (LI) to back the traditional ban on fishing in Ghana’s territorial waters on Tuesdays. Nana Kojo Kondua, President of the West...

Rs120 mn spent on fisheries development in Galle, Sri Lanka March 07, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The government has spent around Rs 120 million for the development of the fisheries sector in the Galle district with the assistance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) programme being implemented under the Post Tsunami Coastal R...

Furious with Europe, British fishermen lament demise of trade by Maria Golovnina March 07, 2013   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

His eyes fixed on the North Sea horizon, British skipper Howard Locker steers his boat far out to sea where he hopes to stumble on enough fish to save the day. But things are not looking good for Locker - one of the last remaining trawler men in the no...

Two new commercial fisheries discovered in the Pacific March 07, 2013   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2013 ABC

Two new potential commercial fisheries have been identified by scientists from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Heads of Pacific Fisheries Agencies meeting in Noumea this week has been told there are new opportunities in squid fishing and in s...

Business that supplies Gloucester fishermen with ice for sale March 07, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013. Dow Jones Local Media Group, Inc.

A company that's been supplying Gloucester fishermen with ice for decades is for sale as the fishing industry faces a brutal 2013. The owner of Cape Pond Ice Co. tells the Gloucester Times that he has no choice as local fishermen absorb a 77 percent de...

Turkish fishermen missing off Erdek March 06, 2013   |  Source : World Bulletin

Three Turkish fishermen went missing off Turkey's northwestern resort town of Erdek at the weekend. Search and rescue efforts for the fishermen have been going on. Erdek Fishermen's Association Chairman Ali Demiray said on Wednesday search and rescue e...

Radiation reveals secrets of tuna migration March 06, 2013   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2013

Scientists at Stanford University are using traces of radiation in juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna to gain insight into the fish’s migratory habits. In May last year scientists found traces of radiation in 15 bluefin tuna caught in California following...

Seaweed industry is growing in Solomons - Fisheries Ministry March 06, 2013   |  Source : RNZI  | Copyright : Radio New Zealand International

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in the Solomon Islands says the seaweed industry is growing nationwide. The Chief Fisheries Officer for the Aquaculture division, Alex Meloti, says seaweed farms are already operating in five provinces, an...

Small fishermen's plight discussed at US forum by Joey Cresta March 05, 2013   |  Source : seacoastonline.com  | Copyright : 2013. Dow Jones Local Media Group, Inc.

Participants in a fisheries forum Monday night discussed ways to improve the beleaguered catch share system of fisheries management. The forum held at the Portsmouth Public Library was part of the Who Fishes Matters Tour, which is promoting a dialogue ...

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