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US lobstermen in Maine stop fishing due to low prices by Anna Maine July 10, 2012   |  Source : Working Waterfront  | Copyright : Island Institute & Working Waterfront

Lobstermen along much of the coast of Maine in the US have voluntarily stopped hauling in an effort to offset a glut of lobsters in the market. A combination of an unusually early season and large catches of shedders before peak demand has driven prices d...

Indian fishermen to get biometric IDs by Sept by Saurabh Joshi July 09, 2012   |  Source : HT  | Copyright : 2012 HT Media Limited

The first set of 25,000 biometric identity cards for fishermen in Mumbai, India, is ready and is likely to be distributed to fishermen in September, once the fishing season begins. The state fisheries department officials said that they would also provide...

Baby eels from the Philippines bound for Hong Kong seized by Rudy Santos July 09, 2012   |  Source : The Philippine Star  | Copyright : 2011. Philstar

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) intercepted some P2 million to P3 million worth of eel fingerlings contained in 332 plastic bags, with 5,000 fingerlings in each bag, on Cathay Pacific flight CX 904 bound for Hong Kong yesterday mornin...

Chile fishermen receive technology to capture mussel seeds by Analia Murias July 09, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Three artisanal fishermen’s organizations of Hualaihué, Los Lagos District, received low environmental technology impact at Pichicolo port for capturing farmed mussel seeds. The initiative is supported by the Fisheries Administration Fund (FAP) of t...

Brazil's Rio bay fishermen in deadly feud over oil complex July 09, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Microsoft

Anderson, president of the Men and Women of the Sea Association (Ahomar), has been under 24-hour police escort for the last two years. The 41-year-old rides through the streets of Mage, 63 kilometers (40 miles) north of Rio, in the back seat of a milit...

FAO releases new State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report July 09, 2012   |  Source : India Education Diary  | Copyright : www.indiaeducationdiary.com

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food and nutrition security and in providing for the livelihoods of millions of people. FAO's latest flagship publication on the state of fisheries and aquaculture, launched at the opening of th...

Philippines fishermen ask govt to lift ban on catching young eels by Melvin Gascon July 09, 2012   |  Source : Inquirer  | Copyright : 1997-2012 INQUIRER.ne

Fishermen in Aparri, Cagayan, have sought the lifting of a Philippines government directive banning the catching of young eels (Anguilla marmorata) from the Babuyan Channel, saying this has deprived them of their only source of livelihood. At least 1,0...

Philippines highlights promotion of sustainable fisheries July 09, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

The Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' (BFAR) 65th year highlights the protection of the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources as set by environmental degradation caused by man and that of climate change. In a press statement,...

Chinese fishing vessels pull out anew from the Philippines' Panatag Shoal lagoon by ANDREO CALONZO July 08, 2012   |  Source : GMA News  | Copyright : GMA Network Inc.

First they’re in, and now they’re out. Chinese fishing vessels have left the lagoon of the disputed Panatag Shoal as of Friday morning, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez said Sunday. The DFA spokesperson how...

Japanese fishermen worked, took shelter, grew vegetables on Senkakus July 08, 2012   |  Source : The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network  | Copyright : 2012. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd .

"We treated the Senkaku Islands like our personal gardens. Staying on the islands was part of our day-to-day lives," said Keigi Nakama, 82, a former fisherman who worked the waters off the islands starting when he was 19 years old. Most people believed...

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