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Current reform will cause death of the artisanal fishing sector, says Mediterranean Platform of Artisanal Fishers March 07, 2012   |  Source : FISHUpdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

The future of Mediterranean artisanal fishermen could be strongly affected by the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform. After a hearing held in the European Parliament last week, a representative of the Mediterranean Platform of Artisanal Fishers (Fran...

Namibia's fishing industry down but positive by Floris Steenkamp March 07, 2012   |  Source : Informanté  | Copyright : 2011 - 2012 Informante

“The positive had outperformed the negative. Investments in training and social development had outweighed the decrease in the fishing industry’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by one percent in 2010.” That’s how Namibia's fisher...

Indian fishermen incident: Singapore-flagged suspect ship reaches Chennai March 06, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : 2011 Firstpost

The Singapore-flagged cargo ship, suspected to have been involved in the 1 March hit-and-run sea mishap off the Kerala coast that left three Indian fishermen dead, arrived here today complying with a directive by the DGS to assist in the probe into the in...

Mekong hydro power dams 'threaten fishery' March 06, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : The Australian

Plans to build hydropower plants along South-East Asia's longest river could have devastating effects on the world's largest inland fishery and should be reconsidered, scientists say. Plenty of attention has focused on plans to develop dams along the m...

Malaysian groups censure blueprint for sustainable coastal trawl fisheries March 06, 2012   |  Source : CAP/SAM

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Friends of the Earth Malaysia (SAM) are deeply troubled by the intentions of the Department of Fisheries (DOF) Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia to come up with a blueprint for sustainable coastal trawl fisheries in M...

Fisheries workers 'need better rights', says ILO March 06, 2012   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : The Post Publishing PCL 1996-2012

Better protection is needed for labourers in the fishery sector, says the International Labour Organisation. The Labour Ministry should standardise employment for workers in the sector, most of whom are migrants, the ILO's Nilim Baruah said. Mr Baru...

Communication facilities for Indian fishermen to be enhanced March 06, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

In view of their safety concerns, communication facilities for fishermen at sea would be enhanced, the chief minister of the south Indian State of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, said. The decision was taken at a meeting of officials of shipping, navy, coast g...

Cambodian fishermen to be freed by Koeut Kuntheareak March 06, 2012   |  Source : The Phnom Penh Post  | Copyright : 2012 The Phnom Penh Post

Two days after extending indefinitely a ban on commercial fishing in Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called for the release of all prisoners detained during the government crackdown, officials close to the premier said yesterda...

Missing fishermen found dead in burned ship in Uruguay March 06, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

The bodies of two fishermen killed during a fire on their ship were found on Monday afternoon at the port of Montevideo, a Uruguayan National Fire Service spokesman told AFP. The two Vietnamese men were crewmembers on a South Korean fishing vessel when...

Conservationists promote establishment of mobile marine reserves by Elaine Murphy March 06, 2012   |  Source : GreenAnswers  | Copyright : 2012 GreenAnswers.com LLC

Conservationists have pitched a new idea that could save endangered marine animals, such as loggerhead and leatherback turtles, albatross, and sharks, from the threat of overfishing: establish mobile marine reserves as a flexible and effective way to prot...

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