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Marine reserve helps fish — and fishermen by Douglas Main February 12, 2013   |  Source: OurAmazingPlanet  | Copyright: 2013 TechMediaNetwork.com

Both fishermen and fish species have benefited from "no-take" protections at a marine reserve in the Florida Keys, according to a government report. The report found that overfished species — including red and black grouper, yellowtail and mutton sna...

Nine areas in Bali, Indonesia, designated for marine protection by Desy Nurhayati February 05, 2013   |  Source: The Jakarta Post  | Copyright: PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

A report is recommending that nine areas in Bali be prioritized for the development of a marine protected area (MPA) network. The nine areas are the peninsula (Bukit Uluwatu to Nusa Dua), Nusa Penida, Padang Bai-Candidasa, Tulamben-Amed, Tejakula, Lovi...

Fish stocks, fishing fleet to be main losers in European power struggle December 05, 2012   |  Source: TheFishSite  | Copyright: 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

A power struggle between the Council of European Fisheries Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament over who has supremacy in important fisheries management decisions is threatening the future viability of the Scottish fishing indust...

Taking Stock: World fish catch falls to 90 mn tons in 2012 by J. Matthew Roney November 19, 2012   |  Source: TreeHugger.com

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that the world’s wild fish harvest will fall to 90 million tons in 2012, down 2 percent from 2011. This is close to 4 percent below the all-time peak haul of nearly 94 million tons in 1996. The w...

$100m for Australian fishermen locked out of marine parks by Tom Arup, Bianca Hall November 16, 2012   |  Source: SMH  | Copyright: 2012 Fairfax Media

Vast tracts of Australia's oceans have been formally declared as protected areas, as part of long-running efforts to establish the world's largest network of marine reserves. The new marine reserves total more than 2.3 million square kilometres of prot...

Australia creates world's largest marine reserves November 16, 2012   |  Source: AFP

Australia on Friday created the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean environment despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry. The announcement, after years of planning and consultation, will significan...

Funding deal at biodiversity conference leaves shortfall October 20, 2012   |  Source: DW  | Copyright: 2012 Deutsche Welle

Poor countries are to get a doubling of annual funding to slow species extinction by fostering national parks and sustainable land usage. The deal was reached at a UN biodiversity conference in India. The boost in funding to about 7.7 billion euros ($1...

Biodiversity conference mulls true cost of nature October 16, 2012   |  Source: AFP  | Copyright: 2006 - 2012 Copyright FRANCE 24

Should European farmers pay for pollination provided by bees? Should city dwellers in Brazil pay for the abundant rain generated over the Amazonian forest? And if mangroves are a shield against tsunamis, shouldn't seaside resorts in Thailand be paying for...

At COP11, focus on traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems October 15, 2012   |  Source: IISD  | Copyright: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

At a Side Event at the ongoing 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)on 15 October 2012 at Hyderabad, India, organized by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), the U...

Supertrawler science back in firing line in Australia October 15, 2012   |  Source: SMH  | Copyright: 2012 Fairfax Media

The science behind the federal government's decision to ban a super trawler from Australian waters is again under fire, after the opposition targeted departmental advice given to fisheries minister Joe Ludwig. Liberal senator Richard Colbeck today gril...

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