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China silent on status of ships sent to Japanese-controlled islands September 11, 2012   |  Source : VOA

The status of two Chinese government ships sent to assert Beijing's claim over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea remained a mystery early Wednesday, with no word from either government on the ships' whereabouts. China's official news ag...

Will tribal scientists be invited to US marine protected area conference? by Dan Bacher September 11, 2012   |  Source : Daily Kos  | Copyright : Kos Media, LLC

Resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists will meet in Monterey from February 27 to March 1, 2013 to reflect on the first five years of monitoring and management of "marine protected areas" that went into effect in September 2007 under...

Poor fisheries management endangers sharks in the Coral Triangle September 11, 2012   |  Source : EmpoweredNews.net  | Copyright : 2012 EmpoweredNews.net

WWF and TRAFFIC today released a new report that shows the need for a more concerted effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle, to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species. The report, An Overview of Shark Utilizat...

Fishermen demand right to shoot great black cormorants in southwest Finland September 11, 2012   |  Source : Helsingin Sanomat  | Copyright : Helsingin Sanomat

The fishery region of Nauvo is demanding that the Turku Administrative Court overturn a decision made by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Southwest Finland, which rejected the fishery region’s special pe...

Tie fishing quotas to processing capacity, says Russian president September 10, 2012   |  Source : Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW)  | Copyright : International Strategic Research Organization

The quotas on catches of fish and other seafood that Russia provides to a foreign company should be tied to the amount of seafood processing capacity it builds in Russia, President Vladimir Putin said at the concluding press conference of the APEC summit ...

Guyana fishermen picket president's office over piracy September 10, 2012   |  Source : Stabroek News  | Copyright : 2012 STABROEK NEWS

Battered by years of piracy, Meadowbank Wharf fishermen yesterday picketed the Office of the President and were moments later summoned to a meeting with President Donald Ramotar who they said listened to their pleas for coast guard patrolling and the over...

Predicting wave power could double marine-based energy September 10, 2012   |  Source : Science Codex

In the search for alternative energy, scientists have focused on the sun and the wind. There is also tremendous potential in harnessing the power of the ocean's waves, but marine energy presents specific challenges that have made it a less promising resou...

Indonesia's tsunami warning system millions over budget by Sven Becker September 09, 2012   |  Source : SPIEGEL ONLINE  | Copyright : SPIEGEL ONLINE 2012

Berlin has celebrated the tsunami early-warning system in Indonesia as a major achievement in development aid, but the project hasn't gone quite as planned. SPIEGEL has learned that not only will the project cost considerably more than planned, but some f...

When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area September 08, 2012   |  Source : IUCN  | Copyright : IUCN

As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the environment. New guidance issued today on Marine Protected Ar...

Costa Rica Fisheries Institute shakeup continues by David Boddiger and Steve Ercolani September 07, 2012   |  Source : Tico Times

Efforts by the administration of President Laura Chinchilla to clean house at the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) continued this week, as officials pondered the fate of Incopesca President Luis Dobles. Dobles has not been fired, but source...

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