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Turkey: A troubled start to fishing season by Yigal Schleifer September 04, 2012   |  Source : EurasiaNet  | Copyright : 2012 The Open Society Institute

The end of summer and the return of cooler weather has traditionally signaled the beginning of fishing season in the waters around Istanbul and the rest of Turkey. These days, this time of the year also means the return of controversy and debate over the ...

Israel, Germany, Kenya sign commercial fishing pact September 04, 2012   |  Source : Turkish Weekly  | Copyright : International Strategic Research Organization

Israelis, Germans and Kenyans have teamed up to increase the tilapia (St. Peter’s fish) population and improve wastewater treatment in Lake Victoria. Last week, high-level representatives from the three parties signed a trilateral agreement in Kenya ...

Malaysia moves to net fishermen who tamper collection data by ONG HAN SEAN September 04, 2012   |  Source : thestar.com.my  | Copyright : 1995-2012 Star Publications (M) Bhd

Malaysia's deep-sea fishing trawler operators have been warned to clean up their act as the Vessels’ Operation Report (LOV) data collection standard operating procedure has been enforced to curb abuses. Deputy Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Mini...

Malaysian fishing boat operators must register landings September 03, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

All fishing boat operators must register their catches and trips in a log book provided to them starting next month, said Malaysia's Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom. He said the particulars would be recorde...

Of rich sea & not-so-rich Omani fishermen by Sarah MacDonald September 03, 2012   |  Source : Times of Oman  | Copyright : 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC

Oman's 1,700-km coastline is home to over 150 species of fish and crustaceans, many of which are part of the local diet. As of 2008, there were over 37,500 registered fishermen in Oman whose livelihood depended on catching the riches from the sea. Though ...

13 Indonesian fishermen released from detention in Malaysia September 03, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

Thirteen fishermen from Tangkahan hamlet in Batubara, North Sumatra, Indonesia, who were caught fishing illegally in Malaysian waters on Aug. 5, have been released. The fishermen, six of them under the age of 17, embarked on two fishing ships, KM Jasa ...

ISSF: Anti-shark finning measure aims to influence world’s tuna fishing vessel owners by Kevin Kerrigan September 03, 2012   |  Source : PNC  | Copyright : 2010 Pacific News Center | Sorenson Media Group

On Saturday, September first, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) called on all tuna processors, traders and importers to refrain from transactions with vessels that carry out shark finning or with vessel owning companies that do...

Egypt: 48 local fishermen still under arrest in Libya September 03, 2012   |  Source : Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Egypt's ministry of foreign affairs said on Sunday 2/9/2012 that Libya is still detaining 48 Egyptian fishermen due to delayed in payment of fines for illegal fishing. Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Amr Roshdi expressed astonishment over the boats'...

Kenya: 60 fishemen trapped by hyacinth for 3 days rescued by Samuel Otieno and Habil Onyango September 03, 2012   |  Source : The Star (Nairobi)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Over 60 fishermen who were stranded in Lake Victoria for three days after being trapped the water hyacinth weed have been rescued. The fishermen were rescued and immediately rushed to Kendu Bay sub-district hospital. The fishermen looked emaciated. Twelve...

Supertrawler flags immediate start to fishing in Australia September 02, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

The company bringing a controversial trawler to Tasmania has defended the vessel's proposed new name and revealed it may change its travel plans. The 142-metre FV Margiris is docked at Port Lincoln in South Australia where it is waiting to be approved ...

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