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Rising sea levels seen as threat to coastal US by JUSTIN GILLIS March 13, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research. If the pace of the rise accelerat...

Consensus reached at FAO meet on guidelines for land tenure and access to fisheries and forests March 13, 2012   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2012

International talks convened at FAO last week to finalize negotiations on a proposed set of voluntary global guidelines on responsible governance of land tenure and access rights to land, fisheries and forest resources have concluded successfully. The ...

US researchers develop new smart grid solution for isolated communities March 13, 2012   |  Source : smartmeters.com  | Copyright : smartmeters.com

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Electric Energy Systems Group (EESG) in the United States developed a new smart energy grid technology that could result in significant reductions in both electricity costs and CO2 emissions for remote islands...

Western Australian rock lobster fishery gains third MSC certification March 13, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 5M Enterprises Ltd. 2000 - 2011

The Western Australian rock lobster fishery – the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery - is now the first fishery in the world to be certified as sustainable for a third time, following an independent assessment against the...

Licensed to loot: Scandals and violations within India's fishing Letter of Permit scheme exposed March 13, 2012   |  Source : Greenpeace

India’s lucrative commercial fish resources, including one of world’s last healthy tuna stocks, are being systematically exploited by fishing vessels of foreign origin as a result of the Letter of Permit (LoP) scheme which, in turn, is impacting the l...

Pakistan fishermen demand five-year ban on trawling along sea floor March 08, 2012   |  Source : The International News  | Copyright : The News International , 2012

Fishermen of the inland waters of Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh have demanded to phase out bottom trawling from territorial waters for the next five years. The fishermen’s request is prompted by the negative impacts that bottom trawl...

A year on, no tsunami-hit community in Japan has clear plan to move to high ground March 08, 2012   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

Despite the Japanese government's efforts to relocate households inland or to higher ground following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, none of the affected municipalities has drawn up the necessary plans, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. In N...

Japan's fisheries rebound at sporadic pace by SETSUKO KAMIYA March 07, 2012   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

On a late February afternoon, 66-year-old Masakazu Haga prepared mackerel at his new temporary fish processing compound, erected on elevated ground in the Akahama district facing Otsuchi Bay in Iwate Prefecture. The compound stands out because it's one of...

Sharjah Sultan orders help for fishermen by SARAH MAHMOUD March 07, 2012   |  Source : The Gulf Today  | Copyright : The Gulf Today

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has instructed Sharjah Social Services Department to indemnify the fishermen who were affected by bad ...

Japan Red Cross says whole year wasted post-tsunami by Tetsushi Kajimoto March 07, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters 2012

The Japanese Red Cross said on Wednesday an entire year has been lost in rebuilding tsunami-ravaged areas of the country because the central government and local authorities had failed to agree on a "master plan." It also said that the slow pace of rec...

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