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Indonesian fishery advocacy group questions award for President by Elly Burhaini Faizal October 03, 2012   |  Source: The Jakarta Post  | Copyright: PT. Bina Media Tenggara © 2012

A fishery advocacy group has questioned the environmental award presented to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for promoting coral preservation in eastern Indonesia. The People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) stated the President’s recei...

India's fish exports to touch $4.7b by 2014: Assocham October 03, 2012   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2012, The Hindu Business Line

India’s total fish exports are expected to grow from the current $3 billion to $4.7 billion by 2014. The global fish trade is estimated at $138 billion. India’s share thus stands at five per cent with China, Norway and Thailand dominating the marke...

Indonesian islanders eat beached whales October 02, 2012   |  Source: The Telegraph  | Copyright: Telegraph Media Group Limited 2012

A total of 44 pilot whales beached themselves late Monday on the island of Savu in East Nusa Tenggara province, where there is a culture of whale hunting for consumption. "Locals have hacked into around 11 whales so far and will probably use the flesh ...

Biodiversity Special train to arrive in Hyderabad on Oct 9 October 02, 2012   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2012, The Hindu Business Line

Marking the International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, a special Science Express train would be arriving at Secunderabad Railway Station on October 9. The train, Science Express – Biodiversity Special (SEBS), is being jointl...

Fish getting smaller as oceans become warmer: Study October 01, 2012   |  Source: ANI  | Copyright: 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

A new study has warned that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish. The study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia provides the first-ever global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum...

Shrinking of fishes exacerbates impacts of global ocean changes on marine ecosystems September 30, 2012   |  Source: Nature  | Copyright: 2012 Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited

Changes in temperature, oxygen content and other ocean biogeochemical properties directly affect the ecophysiology of marine water-breathing organisms1, 2, 3. Previous studies suggest that the most prominent biological responses are changes in distributio...

Many nations lag in plan to slow extinctions by 2020: UN September 30, 2012   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: e-Eighteen.com Ltd

Many nations need to do more to slow extinctions of animals and plants under U.N. targets for 2020 that would also save the world economy billions of dollars a year, U.N. experts say. Only a few countries -- including France and Guatemala -- have so fa...

Australia plans to kill sharks in effort to protect beachgoers September 28, 2012   |  Source: AP  | Copyright: 2012 FOX News Network, LLC

Australian officials, under pressure to protect beachgoers after a string of deadly shark attacks, have approved a plan to kill sharks that venture too close to people in the water. The plan, which was announced by Western Australia state Premier Colin...

Hawaiian fishing traditions by DONNELL A. TATE September 27, 2012   |  Source: Lahaina News  | Copyright: Lahaina News

Before the introduction of foreign foods, Hawaiians recognized two main classes of food: 'ai, or vegetable food, particularly taro and poi, but also sweet potato, breadfruit, yam and other produce of the land; and i'a, or seafood. While pig, dog, chicken ...

100% Pure? New Zealand’s green image shows cracks in Antarctic fishing by Claire Christian September 26, 2012   |  Source: National Geographic  | Copyright: 1996-2012 National Geographic Society

New Zealand enjoys its green image, branding itself as “100% pure.” Yet when it was given an opportunity to make a truly bold move to protect a uniquely undisturbed marine ecosystem, it balked. Last month, the NZ cabinet rejected a proposed U.S.-NZ...

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