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US fishermen recognized for oil spill preparedness by Brianna Gibbs November 06, 2012   |  Source : KMXT  | Copyright : Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp.

Last night commercial vessel owners in the US gathered to celebrate another year of successful Ship Escort and Response Vessel System, or SERVS, training. The vessel of opportunity program trains hundreds of fishermen and boat owners each year on how to s...

Illegal fishing slashes Uganda’s revenue by ISMAIL MUSA LADU November 06, 2012   |  Source : Monitor

Fish processing companies in Uganda are facing rough times with some closing business as illegal trade in immature fish continues to take its toll on the sector that fetches the country’s second highest foreign exchange earnings. In recent years, due t...

ICES to expand activities in Arctic waters and aquaculture November 06, 2012   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is breaking new ground by enhancing its scientific activities in Arctic waters. The decision was made in Copenhagen at the 100th statutory meeting of the ICES Council, the principal decisi...

Fisheries fleet in South Africa parliament spotlight November 06, 2012   |  Source : News24  | Copyright : 2012 24.com.

The state of the fisheries marine research ship RS Africana came under scrutiny at South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday after it was towed into Simon's Town at the weekend. The 30-year-old vessel broke down off False Bay on Sunday, with water in its fu...

56 Indian fishermen in Iranian prison November 06, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

As many as 56 fishermen from India have been detained by the Iran government authorities at the Pandher fishing harbour of Ikkish island in Iran, on charges that they have crossed the Iran international maritime border while fishing in the Qatar Sea since...

Tanzania: Zanzibar fishermen decry restrictions by Issa Yussuf November 06, 2012   |  Source : Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)  | Copyright : 2012 Tanzania Daily News

Fishermen from the Bumbwini coastal village, Unguja, in Tanzania have raised concern over restrictions imposed on them when they try to fish in most parts of Tanzania mainland waters. "Tanganyika and Zanzibar form the United Republic of Tanzania, but f...

Uganda fishermen protest ‘movement’ tax by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya November 06, 2012   |  Source : The Observer  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Media Ltd.

District officials in Masaka, Uganda, are seeking ways of calming down fishermen protesting against a new tax that they perceive as a ploy to fund the National Resistance Movement (NRM). According to fisheries officials in Kyesiiga sub-county, fisherme...

Credit lines presented for trawlers in Ecuador November 06, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Ecuador's Deputy Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture and members of the management board of the National Development Bank (BNF) presented details about the financing lines for crew members that on 15 December 2012 will stop trawling. Pablo Hurtado, t...

Fishermen in Peru on strike due to low anchovy quota by Analia Murias November 06, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Fishermen from Letirá, Becará, Vice and Sechura in Peru decided to hold a regional strike to protest against the 68 per cent cut in overall anchovy fishing quota. The strike was adopted after the Ministry of Production (Produce) announced that only 810,...

Paraguay: Fishermen to close rivers over unpaid subsidy by Javier Rodriguez Roque November 05, 2012   |  Source : Prensa Latina  | Copyright : Prensa Latina

The 84 organizations of the Union of Fishermen of Paraguay agreed to impede navigation in the country´s rivers starting tomorrow if the government insists on delaying payment of the fishing subsidy. The fishing strike started last Thursday, but the Soci...

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