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Asia's fishermen caught in escalating sea tensions by Cat Barton November 02, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 MCIL Multimedia Sdn Bhd

When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew and threw him in jail. For generations the Vietnamese islanders of Ly Son have braved typhoons and other danger...

Stranded fisherman recounts tale of surviving Sandy November 01, 2012   |  Source : WRAL  | Copyright : 2012, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

A Nash County man stranded on the coast for several days when Hurricane Sandy cut off his only escape route said Wednesday that preparation helped him and other fishermen survive the storm. Dennis Joyner was part of a group of more than two dozen frien...

Ban on fishing in India's Gahirmata marine sanctuary comes into force November 01, 2012   |  Source : PTI  | Copyright : PTI

The Odisha government today clamped a seven month ban on fishing in the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district as mass nesting by endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun. The ban on the 20 km stretch of the Dhamra-Rushikulya river mo...

Fishermen search for bodies after Bangladesh sinking by Kamrul Hasan Khan November 01, 2012   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2012 AFP

Bangladeshi fishermen in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday searched for about 130 people missing after a boat sank while carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia. The boat went down off the coast near Bangladesh's border with Myanmar and about 13 pa...

WFFP, PFF for incorporating UN expert's advice in fisheries policy; demand stopping overexploitation of fish stocks November 01, 2012   |  Source : Onepakistannews  | Copyright : Onepakistan.com 2012

The World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) and the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) have welcomed the report designed by Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, who warned of the threat of ocean-grabbing to food secu...

Philippines group accuses neighbours of 'ocean-grabbing' by Dennis Carcamo November 01, 2012   |  Source : Philstar  | Copyright : 2011. Philstar Global Corp.

A militant fisherfolk group in the Philippines, Pamalakaya, on Thursday accused three Asian countries of "ocean grabbing" in the waters off Aurora province. The group made the allegation a day after Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations Special Rappo...

UN expert advises govts to promote local, small-scale fisheries by Natalia Real November 01, 2012   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2012 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

Aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is jeopardising food security in emerging nations, where governments should work harder to promote local and small-scale fisheries, according to a study by a United Nations (UN) expert. Developing nations...

UN warns of 'ocean grabbing' by fishing fleets October 31, 2012   |  Source : SMH/Reuters  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

"Ocean grabbing" or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries, a study by a UN expert said on Tuesday. The report said eme...

Fishing restrictions mooted in Australia for prized catches by Emma Masters October 31, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

The Fisheries Department says some of Australia's Northern Territory's most prized species have been overfished and it could be forced to introduce tighter bag limits or even close some areas. Department researchers have found Golden Snapper stocks hav...

Storm Sandy stalls out fishermen by Richard Gaines October 31, 2012   |  Source : Gloucester Daily Times  | Copyright : 2012 Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

As it curled relentlessly up the Mid-Atlantic and New England Coasts, Hurricane and then Post-Tropical Storm Sandy struck the fishing industry in multiple ways, which together brought short-term paralysis. The elements of the markets of the industry al...

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