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Labour pressures threaten to drive up
 US seafood prices by Steve Coomes April 16, 2012   |  Source : Nation's Restaurant News  | Copyright : Penton Media

Americans and the chefs who cook for them love domestic seafood. But a simmering stew of labor concerns and changing government regulations are merging to create what may become a costly shortage in the supply of those fish. While many large seafood re...

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami April 15, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Officials say a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.2 has struck off the coast of western Indonesia but there is no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says Sunday’s quake was centred about 650 km southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital ...

Tense naval standoff continues between China, Philippines at disputed shoal by Jim Gomez April 15, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises

A dangerous naval standoff between China and the Philippines at a disputed South China Sea shoal has eased, but tension flared anew after China deployed a second ship and an aircraft that briefly hovered over the area, Filipino officials said Sunday. T...

Saudi’s Parrot Fish Festival undermines Red Sea conservation by Linda Pappagallo April 15, 2012   |  Source : Green Prophet  | Copyright : 2007 - 2012 Green Prophet

The Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are a beautiful haven of marine and coastal biodiversity, created as a result of deep ocean rifting which began 70 million years ago and saw the separation of the Arabian plate from the African plate. Fortunately there is ...

Spreading fungal diseases threaten food security, biodiversity April 15, 2012   |  Source : Medical News Today  | Copyright : Medical News Today

The spread of existing and emerging fungal diseases in plants and animals poses a threat to global food security and biodiversity, according to a new study whose authors suggest halting fungal rot in the most important crops could feed an extra 600 millio...

Every picture tells a story: Exhibit captures last of trap fishermen of Rhode Island, US by Joseph B. Nadeau April 14, 2012   |  Source : The Call  | Copyright : 2012 The Woonsocket Call

The city's Museum of Work and Culture tells the story of an industry — textile manufacturing — that once was king in the Blackstone Valley but largely no longer exists as a key force in its economy. Now, visitors to Market Square can learn about an...

Yemaya, ICSF's gender-in-fisheries newsletter, released April 13, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012, ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The latest edition of Yemaya, the unique newsletter on gender and fisheries from the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), has just been released. Yemaya No. 39, dated March 2012, features a range of articles and write-ups from sev...

Pakistan frees Indian fishermen ahead of weekend trade meeting by Palash R Ghosh April 13, 2012   |  Source : International Business Times  | Copyright : 2012 The International Business Times Inc.

Pakistan has released a group of 25 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture, ahead of a meeting this weekend of the trade ministers from the two South Asian nuclear giants. Pakistan and India typically arrest hundreds of the other country’s fishermen ...

Chinese fishermen detained in Palau to be released April 13, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

China says that 25 Chinese fishermen who were detained and charged with illegal fishing in the Pacific island nation of Palau will soon return home. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday that a Palau judge has approved an out-of-court settlem...

Indonesian fishermen hang up nets as incomes fall by Tunggadewa Mattangkilang April 13, 2012   |  Source : Jakarta Globe  | Copyright : 2011 JakartaGlobe

Millions of Indonesia’s traditional fishermen have left their jobs to become motorcycle taxi drivers, street vendors or trash pickers because they are no longer able to sustain themselves by catching fish. A recent survey by the People’s Coalition ...

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