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Anti-piracy guards target fishermen from India, Oman by Alan Katz September 22, 2012   |  Source: AP  | Copyright: 2012, Bloomberg News

Yemeni fishermen aren't the only ones who have been targeted by guards protecting ships from pirates. Three Indian fishermen were shot and killed in two incidents this year. Two from the southern state of Kerala died in February when Italian marines al...

Small-scale fishermen lament marginalization by Nestor P. Burgos Jr September 21, 2012   |  Source: Inquirer  | Copyright: 1997-2012 INQUIRER.net

Small-scale fisherfolk organizations from 15 countries deplore the massive marginalization of small-scale fishing and are calling for the overhaul of international and national policies on fishing. Fisheries programs have increased production worldwid...

Six illegal Egyptian fishing vessels seized in Tunisia September 20, 2012   |  Source: Egypt Independent

Tunisian marines seized Wednesday seven foreign boats — six of them Egyptian — that were illegally fishing in Tuniia's territorial waters in the Gulf of Gabes.. Tunis Afrique Presse said that authorities are detaining one Italian and four Egyptian ...

China to keep ships, fishing boats near Senkakus September 20, 2012   |  Source: The Asahi Shimbun  | Copyright: The Asahi Shimbun Company

China intends to maintain patrol ships--and perhaps hundreds of fishing boats--in waters just off the disputed Senkaku Islands so they could approach the territory at any time, in order to pressure Japan and to demonstrate its claim of sovereignty to the ...

Marine park 'the size of the Moon' takes shape in Pacific September 19, 2012   |  Source: AFP  | Copyright: 2012. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd .

An ambitious plan to link marine parks across a vast swathe of ocean - whose surface area would equal that of the Moon - is slowly coming together piece by piece, say conservationists. Former international rugby league player turned environmentalist Ke...

US Gulf fisheries rebounding from BP spill, government says September 19, 2012   |  Source: Bloomberg  | Copyright: 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

Gulf of Mexico fisheries are rebounding from the BP Plc (BP/) oil spill, landing more fish last year than in 2009, the year before the worst U.S. offshore marine disaster, the government said. The total Gulf catch was 25 percent bigger last year than i...

Foreign fish threaten Israeli marine life in Eastern Mediterranean sea by Zafrir Rinat September 19, 2012   |  Source: Haaretz  | Copyright: Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd.

An invasion of fish species into the eastern Mediterranean Sea has brought about dramatic changes in the fishing industry and threatens local species, new Israeli research indicates. The scope of the fish invasion is the broadest in the world, accordi...

Somaliland: Ministry of Fisheries partners with World Bank,UN and major organizations to develop commercial fishing by Goth Mohamed September 18, 2012   |  Source: Somalilandpress  | Copyright: 2012 Somalilandpress

Somaliland Minister of Fisheries and Marine resources Hon Abdillahi Jama Osman (Geeljire) today opened a one-day conference on how to develop commercial fishing in the country in partnership with the World Bank and Other Major UN Organizations. In his ...

Pacific oysters invading Northern Ireland waters, says study September 17, 2012   |  Source: Belfast Telegraph  | Copyright: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Pacific oysters farmed on Northern Ireland’s coasts have established feral breeding populations in the wild, scientists have discovered. Marine biologist De Stefano Mariani said the invasive oysters are now an established species in the wild and cont...

New EU project heralds more efficient and sustainable future for Europe's aquaculture industry September 17, 2012   |  Source: FISHupdate  | Copyright: 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

Aquaculture, which includes fish farming, faces increasing pressures as demand for seafood products grows while traditional wild fisheries are in decline. A new European research project called IDREEM (Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in Europ...

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