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A year on, no tsunami-hit community in Japan has clear plan to move to high ground March 08, 2012   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

Despite the Japanese government's efforts to relocate households inland or to higher ground following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, none of the affected municipalities has drawn up the necessary plans, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. In N...

Japan's fisheries rebound at sporadic pace by SETSUKO KAMIYA March 07, 2012   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : The Japan Times Ltd

On a late February afternoon, 66-year-old Masakazu Haga prepared mackerel at his new temporary fish processing compound, erected on elevated ground in the Akahama district facing Otsuchi Bay in Iwate Prefecture. The compound stands out because it's one of...

Sharjah Sultan orders help for fishermen by SARAH MAHMOUD March 07, 2012   |  Source : The Gulf Today  | Copyright : The Gulf Today

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has instructed Sharjah Social Services Department to indemnify the fishermen who were affected by bad ...

Japan Red Cross says whole year wasted post-tsunami by Tetsushi Kajimoto March 07, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters 2012

The Japanese Red Cross said on Wednesday an entire year has been lost in rebuilding tsunami-ravaged areas of the country because the central government and local authorities had failed to agree on a "master plan." It also said that the slow pace of rec...

Pacific Fishery Management Council votes to expand gillnet fishery off California March 07, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

On 3 March, the federal Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to pursue the expansion of California’s devastating drift gillnet fishery for swordfish and sharks into an area that is currently off-limits in order to protect critically endangered Pacif...

Mexico signs protocol to protect biodiversity March 07, 2012   |  Source : Latin American Herald Tribune  | Copyright : Latin American Herald Tribune

Mexico has signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol, which sets the rules for protecting biodiversity, as well as for the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat said. The document is a supplement to ...

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...

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