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New UN-backed guidelines aim to protect rights to land, fisheries and forests May 11, 2012   |  Source : UN News Service

A United Nations-backed committee today endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines to help governments protect the rights of people, especially the poor, to own or access land, forests and fisheries. “Giving poor and vulnerable people secure an...

Hawaii fishermen asked to report monk seal hookings May 11, 2012   |  Source : Big Island Video News

The number of Hawaiian monk seal hooking incidents is on pace to more than double lasts years amount, according to numbers shared by the Department of Land and Natural Resources on Friday. Thats why the DLNR and the NOAA Fisheries Service are asking fo...

India's Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute develops new fish breed by M N Samdani May 10, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a new fish breed suitable for Indian conditions. Scientists at CMFRI found the new variety 'Pompano' surviving even in saline waters outside the sea waters, which is rare for fish breed...

Illegal foreign fishing vessels being monitored closely, says Indian minister May 10, 2012   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Any illegal foreign fishing vessels are monitored closely by Indian Coast Guard and the Government issues letter of Permission (LoP) only to Indian entrepreneurs allowing them to fish in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). "The LoP is issued on t...

Asia-Pacific countries must respond to climate change: UNDP May 10, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions as their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, the United Nations Development Programme has said in a new report...

Chinese boats barring Filipinos from fishing in shoal by Jaime Laude May 09, 2012   |  Source : The Philippine Star  | Copyright : 2012 ABS-CBN Interactive

Chinese maritime vessels have started imposing fishing restrictions on Filipino fishermen returning to Panatag Shoal by denying them entry inside the lagoon. Located 120 nautical miles from mainland Zambales, Panatag Shoal used to be the target and pra...

Argentina fisheries at risk from dispute over government tough line May 09, 2012   |  Source : UPI  | Copyright : 2012 United Press International, Inc.

Argentina's fisheries industry is at risk from a tough government line that has blocked a possible compromise in a dispute with the labor unions. Industrial action by maritime union workers demanding wage and benefit increases shut down fishery operati...

Organic certifications for Canadian fish farms unveiled by Sarah Schmidt May 09, 2012   |  Source : Postmedia News  | Copyright : 2010-2012 Postmedia Network Inc.

Canadian farmed fish can now be certified as organic with the release of made-in-Canada standards. The inaugural Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard, to be released Thursday, prohibits the use of antibiotics, herbicides and genetically modified organ...

Small island nations commit to new steps at UN forum to reduce fossil fuel use May 09, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Twenty small island developing nations have announced new actions to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end poverty, as they wrapped up a sustainable energy conference organized by the United Nations and the Government of Barbados. The “Barbados D...

Fish catch can create jobs and sustain communities, says South African academic by Mohammed Karaan May 08, 2012   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 1999 - 2011 Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited

In a recent article by Donwald Pressly (“Small-scale fishing draft ‘bucks vision’”, Business Report, May 3), some critical choices and implications for the small-scale fisheries are brought to debate. The article leaves the impression that the Nat...

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