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Bahrain fishermen threaten to stop shrimping September 02, 2012   |  Source : GDN  | Copyright : 2012 Gulf Daily news

The Fishermen's Society in Bahrain has threatened to stop going out to sea for shrimping in protest at new maps demarcating fishing sites. According to these, the main fishing areas are closed, prompting Coastguard to arrest and detain fishermen caught...

Thousands return home after Philippines quake, tsunami warning lifted by Eric de Castro September 01, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Tens of thousands of people on a central Philippine island returned home on Saturday after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake, as local authorities began work to repair damages to public infrastructure. The earthquake 9...

Small-scale fishermen battle for tradition amid French Riviera luxury September 01, 2012   |  Source : Naharnet Newsdesk/AFP  | Copyright : Naharnet © 2012

The fishing villages have become chic resorts and the yachts of the wealthy dominate the waters of the French Riviera, but the 300 odd fishermen who remain on this sunny coast are determined to keep up a tradition that is also their livelihood. These f...

Kenya: 32 fishermen trapped in Lake Victoria rescued by Ojwang Joe September 01, 2012   |  Source : Capital FM  | Copyright : 2012 Capital FM

Some 32 fishermen who were stuck in Lake Victoria after weeds blocked their sailing routes have been rescued by a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) helicopter. Western Kenya Red Cross society coordinator Emmanuel Owako said the fishermen were evacuated from...

5 Indonesian poachers apprehended off Barren Is., Andamans, India; toll mounts to 13 September 01, 2012   |  Source : EOIC  | Copyright : Echo of India

Continuing the anti-poaching drive launched on Thursday, the Indian Coast Guard Ship Kanaklata Barua, in a sea-air coordinated operation, apprehended another poaching boat with 05 Indonesian poachers on Friday taking the toll to 13 with the apprehension ...

Kenya: Fisheries chief calls off Kilifi beach unit election by Elias Yaa September 01, 2012   |  Source : The Star (Nairobi)  | Copyright : 2012 The Star

Kilifi central beach management unit yesterday failed to hold its elections after most of the contestants failed to meet the election requirements. The election had been scheduled to take place on Thursday this week. Calling off the elections, Kilifi d...

Wales marine conservation zones: First consultation process ends August 31, 2012   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : BBC

Creating up to 10 marine conservation zones around Wales would have "serious cultural and economic impacts," claims a fishing industry body. The Welsh government is proposing the zones with the backing of the Countryside Council of Wales (CCW) and the ...

Atlantic dogfish fishery certified as sustainable by Marine Stewardship Council August 31, 2012   |  Source : PRNewswire/The Sacramento Bee  | Copyright : The Sacramento Bee

The U.S. Atlantic Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) fishery today became the first east coast shark fishery to be certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The certification was granted to the Sustainable Fisheries Association compris...

Mexico to monitor crops, fisheries via satellite August 31, 2012   |  Source : Fox News  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

Mexico's government said it will begin using satellites next month to track the country's agricultural and fishery production on a "permanent and increasingly precise" basis. The monitoring will be carried out by the Agricultural and Fisheries Informat...

New Zealand to help Pacific islands combat illegal fishing August 31, 2012   |  Source : TVNZ  | Copyright : 2012, Television New Zealand Limited

A big focus of this year's Pacific Forum is to put a line in the sand on illegal fishing. New Zealand has just announced it is committing $50 million over the next three years towards protecting fisheries in the region - an extra boost of $10...

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