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Arctic sea ice set to hit record low by Mark Kinver August 21, 2012   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data. Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center said data showed that the sea ice extent was tracking below the previous record low, set in 2007. ...

Scottish fishermen slam report for its misleading information August 21, 2012   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has criticised a report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and OCEAN2012 for containing misleading information on the state of UK and European fish fisheries. The SFF says the continuing flow of wrong in...

Shanghai 'most vulnerable to flood risk' by Mark Kinver August 21, 2012   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : BBC © 2012

Shanghai is the most vulnerable major city in the world to serious flooding, a study suggests. Despite its economic wealth, the Chinese city is considered to be more exposed to the risk of flooding than much poorer cities such as Dhaka. As well as e...

Malaysia's Malacca fishermen get $319,000 in cost of living August 20, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Fishermen in Malacca in Malaysia have received RM1.09 million (approx. US$319,081) in cost of living allowance (Cola) in the first six months of the year. Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority director for Malacca and Negri Sembilan Baharin Omar s...

Senegalese fishermen smile again after foreign fishing licences cancelled August 20, 2012   |  Source : Greenpeace International  | Copyright : 2012 Greenpeace International

The cancellation, in May, of 29 fishing authorizations granted to foreign vessels by the Senegalese government is beginning to have beneficial effects for Senegalese people already. Less than two months after the departure of the foreign trawlers, an i...

Queensland fishing industry protests extended marine protection zones by Stephanie Smail August 20, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

Queensland's recreational and commercial fishing communities have been staging protests against the Commonwealth's plan to extend marine protection in the Coral Sea. They say the plan will lock up more than 77 per cent of the state's east coast waters ...

Fish demand 'exceeds UK sea supply' August 20, 2012   |  Source : UKPA  | Copyright : 2012 The Press Association

UK fish consumption in 2012 has already matched what our seas can supply for the year, leaving us reliant on imported cod and haddock for fish and chips, campaigners have warned. Annual fish supplies from our seas can only satisfy demand for 233 days, ...

Order being finalized on Pacific tuna fishing rights in the Philippines by R. S. Sarmiento August 19, 2012   |  Source : Business World  | Copyright : 2012 BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation

The government of the Philippines is preparing to select local fishing companies that will be awarded the right to catch tuna in a limited portion of the western Pacific Ocean in line with the access given to the Philippines last April by a global body, a...

Japan, China islands disputes deepen with landings, protests August 19, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2012 Firstpost

Several Japanese nationalists landed on Sunday on a rocky island in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with Beijing, sparking protests in several Chinese cities and a diplomatic rebuke from Beijing. Tokyo and Beijing have been feuding...

Nigerian community protests against oil spill August 19, 2012   |  Source : East Day

The people of Esit Eket Local Government Area in Nigeria's Niger Delta Akwa Ibom State on Saturday staged a protest following the oil spill reported at the Qua Iboe oil fields. The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Monday co...

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