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Japan's fisheries chief says food diplomacy will keep Hong Kong relations sweet August 18, 2012   |  Source : Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd.

Hong Kong's love of Japanese cuisine will help ease tensions over Tokyo's arrest of activists who left from its harbor and landed on one of the disputed Senkaku Islands, fisheries minister Akira Gunji said Thursday at a major food fair in the city. Gun...

Bangladesh rescues 60 fishermen from pirates August 17, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Bangladesh authorities said Friday they had rescued at least 60 fishermen abducted last week by pirates in the Bay of Bengal, as naval and air forces crack down on criminal activity at sea. Coast guard Lieutenant Commander Shafiqul Alam told AFP the fi...

Philippines fisheries losses due to Typhoon Helen reach $19,000 by Bettina Faye V. Roc August 17, 2012   |  Source : Business World  | Copyright : 2012 BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation

Losses in the Philippines fisheries sector due to Typhoon Helen, which hit Northern Luzon provinces this week, reached P806,000, said the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Friday. In a statement, the attached agency to the Agricult...

Indonesian fisherman jailed for five years for people smuggling August 16, 2012   |  Source : News.com.au  | Copyright : 2012 News Limited

An Indonesian fisherman has been sentenced to five years in jail for people smuggling. Zainudin Zainudin and two other Indonesian men set sail from southern Java for Christmas Island with 83 asylum seekers on board in May. The court heard that he ha...

US$3m fish processing plant set for Siavonga, Zambia by TRYNESS MBALE August 16, 2012   |  Source : Zambia Daily Mail  | Copyright : Zambia Daily Mail

Yalelo Limited, an aquaculture firm in Siavonga in the Southern Province of Zambia, plans to set up fish processing plant at a cost of US$3 million. The company also plans to set up a fish food processing plant at a cost of US$1.2 million because ther...

Global fish production reaches all-time high August 16, 2012   |  Source : Farming UK  | Copyright : Red Hen Promotions Ltd

Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60 percent of production by 2020, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Ins...

Spanish fishermen poised to resume activities in Gibraltar waters today by F Oliva August 16, 2012   |  Source : Gibraltar Chronicle  | Copyright : 2009 Gibraltar Chronicle The Independent Daily

Spanish commercial fishermen could be returning to local waters today after an eight month impasse caused by the Gibraltar government’s decision to abolish the 1999 Fishing Agreement at the beginning of the year. During this period, fishermen have n...

Supertrawler's impact has Australian environment minister worried by David Wroe August 16, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

Environment Minister Tony Burke is considering intervening in the approval process for a massive "super trawler" to start fishing in Australian waters in coming weeks, amid concerns about the trawler's impact on fish stocks. Mr Burke is understood to b...

Canadian lobster fishery hit by new protest August 16, 2012   |  Source : CBC News  | Copyright : CBC 2012

The recently-opened lobster fishery in eastern New Brunswick, Canada, was the focus of more controversy on Wednesday after about 100 fishermen staged a protest. Fishermen, mainly from the Elsipogtog First Nation, started the protest after a boat brough...

Tsunami debris strains budgets and patience in the US by DYLAN WALSH August 16, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

The steady increase in marine debris arriving on Pacific shorelines as a result of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is starting to tax US state budgets as well as deepen concerns over invasive species. Soccer balls, a Harley-Davidson and a 188-ton dock ...

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