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'Fair fishing' manifesto calls for greater quota share for smaller boats in the UK by John Harris and Fiona Harvey August 08, 2012   |  Source : guardian.co.uk  | Copyright : 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

Hundreds of small British fishing businesses are facing financial ruin, according to campaigners who are calling for radical reform of European fishing rules. They say their case revolves around one key statistic: that although small fishing boats account...

Fishing nets, climate change threaten yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand by John R. Platt August 08, 2012   |  Source : Scientific American  | Copyright : 2012 Scientific American, a Division of Nature America, Inc.

It has been a rough few decades for endangered yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes). The species can only be found along a small portion of the southeastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the nearby Auckland Islands, and the isles of Campbe...

Russia releases detained Chinese fishermen by Zhang Yunbi August 08, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

Russian authorities said 65 Chinese fishermen detained off Russia's Far East region have been released and are scheduled to leave for home on Aug 8. The captains of each of the four detained vessels are still being held, China News Service reported. ...

Hong Kong fishermen fear farms ruin after spill by Li Likui August 07, 2012   |  Source : China Daily  | Copyright : China Daily Information Co (CDIC)

Fishermen on Lantau island in Hong Kong on Monday voiced concern over the possibility of huge losses, after tons of plastic pellets were spilled in the wake of typhoon Vicente two weeks ago. The fishermen say wholesalers at Aberdeen stopped taking their f...

Sierra Leone fish shortage: Minister clears the air by Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh August 07, 2012   |  Source : Concord Times (Freetown)  | Copyright : 2012 AllAfrica

Contrary to claims by some fishing vessel agents that the implementation of various reforms by the ministry of fisheries and marine resources to curb illegal fishing is responsible for the shortage of fish in the country, the fisheries minister, Dr. Socco...

Bali to tighten control on fishing by Wasti Atmodjo August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Jakarta Post  | Copyright : 2012 PT. Bina Media Tenggara

Overfishing, in addition to the global economic woes, has been blamed for reducing marine exports from Bali, Indonesia, over the last few years, an official confirmed. I Made Gunaja, head of Bali Marine and Fisheries office, shared with Bali Daily on M...

Thousands of fish die in India's Srinagar lake August 07, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

Thousands of fish have died in the Nigeen Lake at Hazratbal in Srinagar, India, owing to an abrupt change in weather conditions over the past 48 hours, officials said on Monday. Dead fish covered the lake, where high-end tourists stay in houseboats. ...

Sri Lanka hands 37 Chinese fishermen to embassy by Ranga Sirilal August 07, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Thomson Reuters

Sri Lanka handed over 37 Chinese fishermen to their embassy on Tuesday, officials said, two days after the Sri Lankan navy arrested them for fishing without permission in the island nation's offshore waters. The fishermen were arrested aboard two trawl...

US shooting: Indian fishermen seek higher solatium by Sajila Saseendran August 07, 2012   |  Source : Khaleej Times  | Copyright : 2012 Khaleej Times

The survivors of the US Navy shooting case off Jebel Ali Port last month are demanding a higher payment after the US government offered ex gratia solatium, even as investigations continue. The US government offered to match the payment of INR500,000 (D...

Who pays for conservation in the world’s biggest tuna fishery? by Quentin Hanich August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Conversation  | Copyright : 2010–2012, The Conversation Media Group

The world catches too many tuna. Thanks to our high levels of fishing, some tuna species are under threat. Everyone involved in the fishing industry agrees that fishing effort needs to be reduced. But no one can decide who should bear the burden of cuttin...

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