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Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau for marine policies; Exemplary policies from Namibia and the Philippines win Silver Awards September 26, 2012   |  Source: World Future Council  | Copyright: 2007 the World Future Council

The Republic of Palau has been announced as the winner of the Future Policy Award 2012. Palau received the Award in recognition of two outstanding marine policies, Palau’s Protected Areas Network Act, initiated in 2003, and its Shark Haven Act from 2009...

Asia-Pacific fishery commission calls for more effective management of trawling September 26, 2012   |  Source: BERNAMA-NNN-FAO  | Copyright: 2012 BERNAMA

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has called for more effective management of the trawler fishing sector in Asia in order to balance the need to sustain marine fishery ecosystems with the demand for feeds for aquaculture. Meeting in Da Nang, ...

WWF: New approach to fight IUU fishing September 26, 2012   |  Source: Guam News/PNC  | Copyright: 2010 Pacific News Center | Sorenson Media Group

WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative has presented today a new, simple, effective and inexpensive way to use satellite data with the aim to monitor global fisheries activities and curb illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, one of the bi...

Ghanaian fishermen arrested in Ivory Coast by Isaac Essel September 25, 2012   |  Source: Myjoyonline.com  | Copyright: 2012 Myjoyonline.com

Some Ghanaian fishermen who strayed into the territory of neighboring Ivory Coast have been arrested by the Ivorian authorities for trespassing. They were arrested on Sunday. After attacks on a military check point at Noe, an Ivorian border town nea...

Somalia's fishermen struggle to make a living from pirate-infested seas by Hamza Mohamed September 25, 2012   |  Source: guardian.co.uk  | Copyright: 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

It's just after 11am and a group of young men, some bare-chested, others wearing tattered T-shirts, rush in carrying fresh fish of all kinds: some carry their catch on their head; others dangle the fish by their tails. They quickly unload before rushing b...

Fishermen’s hamlets in India under threat of erosion due to rising sea levels: survey by G. V. Prasada Sarma September 25, 2012   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2012, The Hindu

Un-employability of educated youth among fishing communities with their inherent ability going to seed, decline of traditional fishing methods and erosion of fishermen villages depriving space for fishing economy are among the salient observations of a ma...

Taiwanese fishing flotilla muddies waters in China, Japan territorial dispute September 25, 2012   |  Source: AFP  | Copyright: Herald Sun

Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain on Monday, Japan's coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei's claim. The flotilla, set to arrive Tuesday morning, will further complic...

India to promote cage culture to boost fisheries production by Ch R. S. Sarma September 24, 2012   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2012, The Hindu Business Line

The Union Government of India has decided to promote cage culture to boost fisheries production and has chosen the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to undertake the task, according to CMFRI Director G. Syda Rao. After a research revi...

Report warns of global food insecurity as climate change destroys fisheries by Suzanne Goldenberg September 24, 2012   |  Source: guardian.co.uk  | Copyright: 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited

The Persian Gulf, Libya, and Pakistan are at high risk of food insecurity in coming decades because climate change and ocean acidification are destroying fisheries, according to a report released on Monday. The report from the campaign group Oceana war...

China to expand fishing, tourism September 22, 2012   |  Source: Oman Observer  | Copyright: Oman establishment for press and publishing

China is seeking investors to expand fishing, tourism and oil and gas exploration around three disputed island groups in the South China Sea, state media said yesterday. Officials in the new offshore district of Sansha in Hainan province planned “intens...

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