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Australia weighs Great Barrier Reef health against development plans by Angus Whitley June 03, 2012   |  Source : Bloomberg  | Copyright : 2012 Bloomberg L.P

Australia’s government said it’s balancing economic needs with conservation at the Great Barrier Reef after the United Nations warned the site may be endangered within a year without better protection. Home to more than 1,500 species of fish, the r...

Italian sailors freed on bail in Indian murder case June 03, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Italian sailors charged with murdering two Indian fishermen were released on bail on Saturday to await trial, one step closer to the climax of a major diplomatic row between Rome and New Delhi. An Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the two marines...

30 Filipino fishermen rescued from storm June 03, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : Gulf-Times.com © 2011-2012

Philippine emergency workers yesterday rescued 30 fishermen whose boat was left drifting in rough seas amid the country’s first tropical storm of the year, which also left hundreds of travellers stranded. The fishermen’s motorboat ran out of petrol...

Israeli forces 'seize 4 Gaza fishermen' May 31, 2012   |  Source : Ma’an  | Copyright : Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2010

Israeli forces detained four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, witnesses said. Israeli warships surrounded two fishing boats off Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza, forcing the fishermen off the vessels and taking t...

Indonesian fishermen demand equal treatment from Australia amid Corby case May 31, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

Indonesian fishermen from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province called on Wednesday for equal legal treatment from the Australian government following President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s recent decision to grant clemency to Australian drug convict Schapell...

Neglected indigenous food can be important tool to fight hunger – UN official May 31, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Indigenous foods which have been neglected by the food industry and urban consumers can be an important tool to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, a United Nations official said today. “The focus of research and crop improvement on a few widely consu...

Ghana to build 11 new fishing ports May 30, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

Ghana will be getting 11 new fishing ports by 2017, constructed by Dutch engineering and consulting company DHV. Construction will begin this summer, and the project totals $200m which will be financed by Ghana with a Chinese loan. The new ports wil...

Indian court grants bail to two Italian sailors at center of diplomatic row by D Jose May 30, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

An Indian court granted bail on Wednesday to two Italian sailors charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen in a case that has caused a major diplomatic rift between Rome and New Delhi. The two marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, w...

China group formed to aid fisheries by Jin Zhu May 30, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

A nationwide distant-water fisheries association was established on Tuesday in response to increasing competition worldwide and declining domestic fishing resources. "China consumption of aquatic products has been growing in recent years amid the risin...

Bluefin tuna carry radiation from Japan May 30, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after the earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima power plants last year have carried that radiation to the waters off California. This is according to a new study by s...

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