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Compensation demanded for Chinese fisherman slain in Palau April 17, 2012   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : CRIENGLISH.com, 1998-2012

A spokesman for the family of Chinese fisherman killed by Palau police has demanded "proper and reasonable" compensation for the excessive use of police force. Chuan-an Lu, the cousin of Yong Lu, the slain Chinese national, said in a statement released...

South African fishermen want a government lifeline by Leila Samodien April 17, 2012   |  Source : Cape Times  | Copyright : The Cape Times © 1999 - 2010 Independent Online

Michael Ahrendse often starts his day at 3am with a cup of coffee. Less than a couple of hours later, he’s sailing through the waters and darkness of the Agulhas Bank in Struisbaai in South Africa. As a skipper, he needs to be decisive. If they go...

Sri Lanka fishermen accused of damaging tsunami buoy April 17, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Five Sri Lankan fishermen have been charged with vandalising a tsunami warning buoy just weeks before an earthquake triggered a major alert across the Indian Ocean, police said Tuesday. Parts of the electronic floating device were removed from the buoy's ...

Spanish fishermen row: Talks founder, Gibraltar govt willing to continue dialogue by F Oliva April 17, 2012   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : Gibraltar Chronicle

The Gibraltar government has said it is willing to continue dialogue with Spanish fishermen to avert “dangerous and counterproductive” confrontations at sea. It follows the breakdown of talks yesterday between the Chief Technical Officer of the Min...

New Zealand inquest told Korean fishing boat not watertight April 17, 2012   |  Source : TVNZ  | Copyright : 2012, Television New Zealand Limited

A Korean fishing boat sank in New Zealand waters nearly two years ago because it was not watertight, an expert witness testified at an inquest today. A Coroner's Court inquest is being held in to the 2010 sinking of the Korean fishing boat Oyang 70 in ...

Scrap 34 dams on India's Ganga river: Green panel April 17, 2012   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : 2012 Times Internet Limited

A report commissioned by the government of India has recommended that 34 dams on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers - the two main tributaries of the Ganga - should not be allowed to come up as they will cause irrevocable harm to biodiversity in Uttarakh...

Fishing for facts in the toothfish debate by Gareth Morgan April 17, 2012   |  Source : NZ Herald  | Copyright : 2012, APN Holdings NZ Limited

Fishing for Antarctic Toothfish in the Ross Sea is estimated to earn New Zealand $20 million to $30 million each year. It is a highly controversial fishery and is currently the subject of a debate over marine protection. Environmental groups led by ...

Can whales predict tsunamis? by Philip Hoare April 17, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Do whales hear earthquakes long before humans? As tsunami warnings hit the Indonesian and Sri Lankan coasts last week, observers at sea watched as every species of cetacean — from massive blue whales to diminutive spinner dolphins — disappeared within...

Scots fishing fleet land most valuable catch in more than 10 years despite declining number of active boats April 17, 2012   |  Source : Daily Record

Scotland's fishermen landed £500 million worth of fish last year - their most valuable catch in more than a decade. A total of 358,000 tonnes of fish were landed by Scottish vessels in 2011, with the value of the fish 15per cent higher than the previo...

Philippines scales back ships in disputed territory, says it won't risk war with China April 16, 2012   |  Source : Fox News  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday he won't risk a war with China over a disputed South China Sea shoal where the countries have been locked in a tense naval standoff for a week. Aquino said Manila will assert its sovereignty over Sc...

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