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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...

Mozambique: Sustainable fishing requires inspection August 31, 2012   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Mozambique's Minister of Fisheries, Victor Borges, on Thursday warned that the inspection of fishing activities must be stepped up at all levels in order to guarantee sustainability. Speaking at a meeting with fishermen and other citizens at the Josina...

Australia's jack mackerel stocks threatened as trawler arrives by Nicky Phillips August 30, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

The controversial super trawler Margiris was waiting off the coast of South Australia last night and was expected to dock at Port Lincoln at about 10am today. The 142-metre Danish ship is en route to Tasmania, having been approved to haul 18,000 tonne...

PCHR condemns continued Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip August 30, 2012   |  Source : IMEMC  | Copyright : 2001-2012 IMEMC News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Israel’s continued violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and expresses concern about the escalation of these violations. On Tuesday morning, 28 August 2012, 2 Palestinian fish...

Study damns Mekong dams by Marwaan Macan-Markar August 30, 2012   |  Source : Asia Times/IPS  | Copyright : 1999 - 2012 Asia Times Online (Holdings), Ltd.

Impoverished Laos is unlikely to cancel a Thai project to build a mega-dam across the Mekong River at Xayaburi, despite warnings from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that it could devastate the region's rich biodiversity. At l...

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