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Call to popularise GPS use among artisanal fishermen in Tanzania by JAFFAR MJASIRI May 27, 2012   |  Source : Daily News  | Copyright : 2012 DailyNews Online Edition

Several artisanal fishermen along the Coast, through their own initiative, have started using the Global Positioning System (GPS) device, it has been learnt. Mr Mjanga Ali, a Captain of a fishing vessel which operates on the Indian Ocean, said in Da...

20 Zambian fishermen abducted by Congolese soldiers May 26, 2012   |  Source : Lusaka Times  | Copyright : Lusakatimes.com

Twenty Zambian fishermen have been abducted by Congolese marine soldiers on lake Mweru in Luapula province. The incident happened around 02 hours this morning when a total of 32 Zambian fishermen were caught by the soldiers. Luapula province deputy ...

Marine reserves boost fish, say Australian researchers May 25, 2012   |  Source : NST  | Copyright : 2011 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Australian researchers tracking life on the Great Barrier Reef said Friday they have proven a long-debated theory that fish born in marine reserves boost overall ocean stocks by dispersing widely. The team, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cora...

Indian court extends custody of Italian marines who shot fishermen May 25, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

An Indian court on Friday extended the custody of two Italian marines accused of shooting two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates, news reports said. Chief Judicial Magistrate A.K. Gopakuar, in the southern state of Kerala, also ordered t...

Japan tsunami bones to wash up in US: oceanographer May 25, 2012   |  Source : AFP

Shoes containing human bones from people killed by the 2011 Japanese tsunami are likely to begin washing up on the US West Coast later this year, an expert has said. Curt Ebbesmeyer, a retired oceanographer and expert on marine currents, drift patterns...

Troubled waters: Australian review says there are too many fishers in the sea by Saffron Howden May 25, 2012   |  Source : SMH  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax Media

The biggest overhaul of commercial fishing for two decades in which the Australian government would pay fishers to leave the industry has been proposed by an independent review. The analysis found about 17 per cent of almost 1100 fishing businesses in ...

Gulf fishing industry still reeling from effects of BP oil spill May 24, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 KRIS and Synapse

Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of this gritty fishing town as the second full year of fishing since BP's catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear. Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, when shrimpers get back to work in Lou...

Tensions rise over Spain-Gibraltar fishing dispute by Gerard Couzens May 24, 2012   |  Source : Sky News  | Copyright : 2012 BskyB

Tensions between Spain and the UK over Gibraltar have sharply increased after Spanish police demanded naval protection to defuse a fishing dispute around the Rock. A leading police union has urged Madrid to send in its armed forces to square up to the ...

US green group sues for rare Hawaii dolphin by AUDREY McAVOY May 23, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

An environmental group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service to force a decision on whether it will put a population of rare dolphins living near Hawaii on the endangered species list. Its species -- called "false kil...

New Zealand foreign fishing boat moves need to be quicker - critics by DANYA LEVY May 23, 2012   |  Source : Stuff.co.nz  | Copyright : 2012 Fairfax New Zealand Limited

The New Zealand government's move to ban foreign-flagged fishing boats is being criticised for being so slow that further abuse of international crew members could occur before they are in place. Foreign-chartered vessels working for New Zealand-owned ...

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