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Coasts, mudflats in China are vanishing, research shows by Wang Qian October 27, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

Coastal aquaculture and land reclamation are swallowing about 61 percent of China's natural shorelines and up to 33 percent of its mudflats, report shows. The shorelines and mudflats are important in preventing coastal erosion. The report, released ...

Indian fishermen protest against Ferrari October 26, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) of India has protested the decision of Scuderia Ferrari, the Formula One racing division of the automobile firm, to sport the flag of the Italian Navy on its cars participating in the second edition of the Indian Gr...

Fish off Japan’s coast said to contain elevated levels of cesium by HIROKO TABUCHI October 25, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could contaminate sea life for decades, according to new research...

Mauritanian civil society demands implementation of Fisheries Partnership Agreement with EU October 25, 2012   |  Source : CFFA

A Mauritanian civil society round table discussion was held in Nouakchott on October 14-15 2012, organized by Pêchecops and the FNP, on the following topic: “The proposed protocol to the EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement: towards sustainable fisheries?...

US fisheries rule could limit scientific access to data by RACHEL NUWER October 25, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

A draft rule proposed by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may limit public access to fisheries data collected by independent observers on fishing vessels. The agency cites protection of confidential personal and business i...

Israeli forces arrest 4 Gaza fishermen October 24, 2012   |  Source : Ma'an  | Copyright : Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2012

Israeli forces arrested four Gaza fishermen on Monday and took them to an unknown destination, Gaza's ministry of agriculture said. Ramez Izzat Baker, Khamis Subhi Baker, Bayan Subhi Baker, and Omar Muhammad Baker were detained while fishing off the co...

Strong quake strikes Costa Rica October 24, 2012   |  Source : AAP

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake has struck Costa Rica but there is no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 6:45pm on Tuesday (1145 Wednessday AEDT), is located over land, 140km west of the capital Sa...

22 Bahrain-based fishermen fined for illegally straying into Qatari waters by Sandeep Singh Grewal October 24, 2012   |  Source : GDN  | Copyright : 2012 Gulf Daily news

Twenty-two Bahrain-based fishermen have been fined a combined total of BD11,200 for illegally straying into Qatari territorial waters. The men have been held in Al Khor jail in Doha since October 6, when they travelled in seven different boats before t...

EU keeps controversial fishing subsidies October 24, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

The European Union agreed on Wednesday to maintain controversial fishing subsidies, sparking a sharp response from environmental groups who say the payments contribute to overfishing of already stressed stocks. After tough, drawn-out talks which went i...

US warship rescues Filipino fishermen from sinking boat in midnight operation October 24, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

A U.S. Navy warship rescued five Filipino fishermen Wednesday after helicopter pilots spotted them flashing a lighter in the middle of the night while standing on the roof of their sinking boat, officials said. A Navy helicopter discovered the fisherme...

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