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New fishing lobby group may form in Queensland, Australia by Nikolai Beilharz and Neroli Roocke August 02, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2011 ABC

Prawn and barramundi fishermen may soon be joining forces to create a new seafood lobby group in Australia's Queensland. The main seafood lobby group in the state, the Queensland Seafood Industry Association, is facing a challenging future with a numbe...

New England fishing cuts looming for 2013 by CLARKE CANFIELD August 02, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 Cox Media Group

Commercial fishermen in New England are facing severe cuts in their catch limits next year because of the poor condition of populations of so-called groundfish, regulators said Thursday. Several important groundfish species are in poor shape and some c...

Taiwan trains Pacific fishery observers August 01, 2012   |  Source : Pacific Scoop  | Copyright : Pacific.scoop.co.nz

A total of 22 recruits from Pacific small island nations are taking part in the 2012 Regional Fishery Observer Training Program in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 30. Taiwan trains Pacific fishery obse...

Korea, China agree on EEZ fishing limits August 01, 2012   |  Source : Chosun  | Copyright : 2009 Chosun.com

Korea and China have agreed on the number of Korean vessels that can enter China's exclusive economic zone next year. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Tuesday said up to 1,600 Korean ships will be allowed in the Chinese EEZ...

Goa govt pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols August 01, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching for idols made of papier mache that can be devoured by fish once they are imme...

Rehabilitating habitats can never replace species, warn scientists August 01, 2012   |  Source : First Post

It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists. “There’s been a lot of talk among policymakers about ‘offsets’, meaning that if you damage or lose the environment in one place ...

Tiny atmospheric particles driving climate change discovered August 01, 2012   |  Source : PTI

Scientists have discovered a tiny particle one thirtieth the width of a human hair which they claim plays a key role in pollution and climate change. Researchers from Harvard University studied atmospheric particles, highly lethal air pollutants which ...

Pakistan fishermen fear volatile prices as new season begins by Jan Khaskheli August 01, 2012   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

The Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) on Tuesday announced the formal opening of the new fishing season starting on August 1, 2012, amidst fishermen’s concerns over the volatility of fish prices due to excessive catch by other stakeholders and delay i...

EU punishes overfishing with deeper quota cuts August 01, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

EU member states that have repeatedly flouted EU limits on how much fish they can catch will receive greatly reduced quotas for this year, as the bloc strives to ensure sustainable fishing, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Those who incur the...

Mexico's spiny lobster fishery gets MSC certification August 01, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Lobsters from the small-scale, artisanal fishery within the Sian Ka’an and Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserves, in the Mexican portion of the Mesoamerican Reef, are now eligible to display the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. This spiny l...

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