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Canada Transport Safety Board lists 10 key things to improve fishermen safety June 28, 2012   |  Source : CP  | Copyright : 2012 Winnipeg Free Press

Fatigue, unsafe work practices and a lack of training continue to put fishermen at risk despite hundreds of safety investigations and subsequent recommendations, the Transportation Safety Board said Thursday in a report. The independent agency launched...

Pakistan's release of 300 Indian fishermen raises hopes for detente by Jon Boone June 27, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

At 10am on Wednesday morning, 311 of the inmates of Karachi's Malir district jail squeezed themselves into six crammed coaches and were driven off towards freedom. Nazir Hussain Shah, the superintendent of the jail, was sad to see them go. "They are ni...

After sea collision, Philippines fishermen ate styrofoam to survive by CARMELA G. LAPEÑA June 26, 2012   |  Source : GMA News  | Copyright : GMA Network Inc

Henry Balmores and his fellow fishermen from Pangasinan in the Philippines knew how to brave the waves of the South China Sea. But they were helpless against a behemoth that dwarfed anything else in the ocean. Just after midnight on June 18, Balmores ...

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes far eastern Russia June 24, 2012   |  Source : Reuters

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of far eastern Russia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was centered 166 miles (267 km) south-southwest of Il'pyrskiy, Russia, in the northern Pacific Ocean, the USGS said. There was ...

Coast guards of India, Pakistan to hold talks on jailed fishermen June 24, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network LP, LLLP

With scores of their fishermen languishing in jails in both countries, heads of Indian Coast Guard and Pakistani Maritime Security Agency will meet in New Delhi next month to evolve strategies that would ensure their early release. During the talks sc...

Red list has 132 species of plants, animals from India by K. S. Sudhi June 21, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

The Red List of threatened species, prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has listed 132 species of plants and animals as Critically Endangered, the most threatened category, from India. Plants seemed to be the most thr...

Rio+20: Maldives to create world's biggest marine reserve June 21, 2012   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : Careers @ TIL

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit here today it would create the world's biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity. "I would like to announce today Maldives will become the first country ...

Develop a human-rights approach to fisheries, Rio+20 told June 21, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012, ICSF

At a side event on the ongoing Rio+20, the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a session on "Dialogue on the Human Rights Approach to Fisheries", which addressed, in par...

Sustainability from the bottom up: Brazilian artisanal fishers are betting their last lobsters on certification by René Scharer June 21, 2012   |  Source : Terramar  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

Artisanal lobster fishers from Ceará State in northeastern Brazil are pursuing a label which recognizes their responsible fishing practices and the origin of their lobster catches. A June 10 meeting of community leaders from six communities agreed to...

Rio+20: at downtown gathering, citizens voice concerns at People’s Summit June 20, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Thousands of citizens and members of civil society organizations from around the world have been gathering in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to voice their concerns on the issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmen...

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