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West Africa: ECCAS, ECOWAS take steps to counter piracy, robbery at sea, and illegal maritime activities by Staff Sergeant Olufemi A. Owolabi April 02, 2012   |  Source : United States Africa Command  | Copyright : 2012 United States Africa Command

More than 250 representatives from more than 20 African nations attended the official opening ceremony of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Maritime Safety and Security Conferen...

Orange safety code for fishing boats in Gujarat, India April 02, 2012   |  Source : Khaleej Times  | Copyright : 2012 Khaleej Times

The government of the Indian State of Gujarat has ordered fishermen to paint all the 2,550-odd registered boats in the state in orange colour for safety and security. A fisheries department official told Khaleej Times that while bio-metric cards were b...

Human harm to oceans comes with staggering price tag by Randy Boswell April 02, 2012   |  Source : Postmedia News  | Copyright : Postmedia News

A Canadian researcher is at the centre of a provocative new international study that puts an eye-popping price tag on the damage being done to the world's oceans and fisheries — a cost that could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 — from carbon emission...

UK fish fingers net sustainability award April 02, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

Birds Eye, one of the UK’s leading frozen food brands, has announced that its range of cod and haddock fish fingers has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) seal of approval for sustainability. The switch to more MSC certified supply for...

Vietnam again asks China for release of 21 detained fishermen April 01, 2012   |  Source : Bloomberg  | Copyright : 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

Vietnam said it again asked China to release 21 of its citizens detained while fishing near the disputed Paracel Islands. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai met with Chinese Vice Premier Le Keqiang at the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern province...

Mesh size approved for fish, shrimp catch in Pakistan by Shahid Shah April 01, 2012   |  Source : The News International  | Copyright : The News International

Pakistan's Marine Fisheries Department has approved mesh size for fish and shrimp catch under the instructions of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), one official told The News on Saturday. After several experiments, the...

Conoco pays Chinese fishermen for oil spill - report April 01, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

U.S. energy giant ConocoPhillips and CNOOC Ltd have agreed to jointly pay 305 million yuan ($48 million) in compensation to Chinese fishermen and restore the maritime environment in the Bohai Bay area after a major oil spill there last year, state media r...

Managing recreational activity on the Great Barrier Reef April 01, 2012   |  Source : GBRMPA Media  | Copyright : TetraMedia Pty. Ltd

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has laid out a plan for managing recreational activity on the Great Barrier Reef as coastal communities continue to expand. GBRMPA Chairman Russell Reichelt said recreation on the Great Barrier Reef...

Coral reefs need global fix, survey says March 30, 2012   |  Source : Futurity  | Copyright : 2009-2011 Futurity.org.

Saving coral reefs from rising temperatures will require more than fishing bans in protected areas, a new study shows. Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs. However, such ...

As Israelis consume more seafood, Mediterranean and Kinneret produce less by Netta Ahituv March 30, 2012   |  Source : Hareetz

Every morning at 5:30 the two markets fill up. Several dozen wholesale merchants gather around three stalls at each market and purchase fish at a public auction. The sales manager at each stall proudly presents the crates, announces the type of fish they ...

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