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Too many small fish are caught, report says by HENRY FOUNTAIN April 02, 2012   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2012 The New York Times Company

An international group of marine scientists is calling for cuts in commercial fishing for sardines, herring and other so-called forage fish whose use as food for fish farms is soaring. The catch should be cut in half for some fisheries, the scientists say...

Let ‘forage fish’ multiply, scientists say by Tony Barboza April 02, 2012   |  Source : Los Angeles Times  | Copyright : 2012 the Los Angeles Times

The catch of small, schooling fish such as sardines and anchovies should be cut in half globally and the amount left in the ocean doubled to protect the ecologically vital species from collapse, scientists say in a new report. The silvery species known...

14 Pakistani fishermen held near Jakhau, India April 02, 2012   |  Source : TOI  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

At least 14 Pakistani fishermen, including a minor, were caught and their two boats-Al Osama and Al Razak- seized by Indian Coast Guard from within Indian maritime boundary near Jakhau on Sunday. These fishermen's arrest follows the capture of a group of ...

Senegal's fishing community will act on foreign fleets if government doesn't by John Vidal April 02, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

Abdoulaye Gueye cannot see any Chinese, Russian or European trawlers as he lands his meagre catch of sardinellas and mackerel into waiting horse-drawn carts on the beach at Joal. But he knows there are 30 or more of them just over the horizon, hoovering u...

Chinese fisherman killed in Palau shooting April 02, 2012   |  Source : Zee News  | Copyright : 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Palau police shot dead a Chinese fisherman and three men in a police spotter plane were feared killed in a dramatic confrontation off the Pacific island, officials said on Monday. The fisherman died in a hail of bullets designed to stop a Chinese vesse...

675 Russian fishermen rescued from drifting ice April 02, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

Russia's emergency services rescued 675 fishermen on Sunday from an ice floe that was drifting out to sea in the far east of the country. None of the rescued ice fishermen required medical treatment, the emergency services on Sakhalin Island said. Abou...

West Africa: ECCAS, ECOWAS take steps to counter piracy, robbery at sea, and illegal maritime activities by Staff Sergeant Olufemi A. Owolabi April 02, 2012   |  Source : United States Africa Command  | Copyright : 2012 United States Africa Command

More than 250 representatives from more than 20 African nations attended the official opening ceremony of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Maritime Safety and Security Conferen...

Orange safety code for fishing boats in Gujarat, India April 02, 2012   |  Source : Khaleej Times  | Copyright : 2012 Khaleej Times

The government of the Indian State of Gujarat has ordered fishermen to paint all the 2,550-odd registered boats in the state in orange colour for safety and security. A fisheries department official told Khaleej Times that while bio-metric cards were b...

Human harm to oceans comes with staggering price tag by Randy Boswell April 02, 2012   |  Source : Postmedia News  | Copyright : Postmedia News

A Canadian researcher is at the centre of a provocative new international study that puts an eye-popping price tag on the damage being done to the world's oceans and fisheries — a cost that could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 — from carbon emission...

UK fish fingers net sustainability award April 02, 2012   |  Source : World Fishing  | Copyright : Mercator Media Ltd 2012

Birds Eye, one of the UK’s leading frozen food brands, has announced that its range of cod and haddock fish fingers has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) seal of approval for sustainability. The switch to more MSC certified supply for...

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