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Australian Cabinet disunity over super-trawler approval by Sid Maher and Rosanna Hunt August 22, 2012   |  Source : The Australian  | Copyright : The Australian

A federal cabinet revolt is brewing over approval for a super-trawler to fish in Australian waters, despite seven independent scientists undermining the case against the controversial jack mackerel operation. Labor sources told The Australian several s...

Chile to replace tsunami-hit Miyagi town's lost Moai August 22, 2012   |  Source : Kyodo  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

The Chilean government is planning to give a stone replica of an Easter Island Moai statue created by Chilean artisans to Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit particularly hard by last year's earthquake and tsunami. The Chileans say the stat...

Uranium from seawater idea boosted with shrimp shells August 22, 2012   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

A happy coincidence in the seafood industry has raised the prospects of harvesting uranium - the fuel source for nuclear power - from seawater. Oceans hold billions of tonnes of uranium at tiny concentrations, but extracting it remains uneconomical. ...

Malaysian fishermen blame loss of nets on trawlers by CHONG CHEE SEONG August 22, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Two fishermen based in Parit Jawa, in Muar District in the Malaysian State of Johor, recently lost RM13,000 (US$4,198) worth of fishing nets in the Straits of Malacca. Each victim lost 10 nets at different locations. The fishermen alleged that the n...

Over 100,000 fishermen in Bicol, Philippines, to be affected by ban - group by Dennis Carcamo August 22, 2012   |  Source : Philstar  | Copyright : 2011. Philstar Global Corp

The militant Philippines fisherfolk group Pamalakaya on Wednesday scored the government's plan to impose a fishing ban in Ragay Gulf in the Bicol region, saying it would affect more than 100,000 fishermen in the area. Pamalakaya said the plan to ban fi...

Aquaculture production to increase in Zambia by NELLA MUKALENGE August 21, 2012   |  Source : Zambia Daily Mail  | Copyright : Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia is poised to increase its aquaculture production to 28,500 tonnes per annum in the next five years from 8,500 tonnes due to increased fish farming activities, says the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO indicates that tilapia will acc...

Aquaculture investments improved Mexico's production in 2011 August 21, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

According to the CONAPESCA 2011 Aquaculture Production report, shrimp and tilapia together amounted to 180,950 tonnes, followed by oysters, carp, trout, tuna, catfish, chub and bass, among other commercial species contributing to the remaining 83,000 tonn...

Chinese fisherman hooks £300,000 fish by Malcolm Moore August 21, 2012   |  Source : The Telegraph  | Copyright : Telegraph Media Group Limited 2012

A Chinese fisherman has netted a fortune after catching a critically endangered, but hugely prized, fish worth £300,000. The fisherman, whose identity has not been revealed, caught a Chinese Bahaba, or Giant Yellow Croaker, off the coast of Fujian pr...

Illegal US lobster fishermen hit with $55 mn compensation order for fishing in South Africa by Kevin Heath August 21, 2012   |  Source : Wildlife News  | Copyright : 2012 Wildlife News

Conservationists are applauding the United States courts who have ordered 3 lobster fishermen to pay the South African government US$54.9 million in restitution for illegal harvesting lobsters from their waters. It is the largest order ever made under the...

Record radiation found in fish near Japan's Fukushima plant August 21, 2012   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2012 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Radioactive cesium measuring 258 times the amount that Japan's government deems safe for consumption has been found in fish near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday. The Tokyo Electric Power Co....

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