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Fighting piracy goes awry with killings of Yemeni fishermen by Alan Katz September 17, 2012   |  Source: Bloomberg  | Copyright: 2012 Bloomberg L.P.

The Nordic Fighter tanker was sailing south in the Red Sea under oppressive summer heat as Mohammed Ali Quanas headed west to catch kingfish on Aug. 3, 2011, the last day of his life. Dressed in a blue t-shirt and a traditional Yemeni red patterned ski...

Taiwan softens on Senkaku issue, eager for fisheries talks with Japan by TAKIO MURAKAM September 15, 2012   |  Source: The Asahi Shimbun  | Copyright: The Asahi Shimbun Company

Taiwan appears to be easing up on its hard-line stance regarding Japan's recent acquisition of the disputed Senkaku Islands, although many Taiwanese fishermen remain skeptical. The islands in the East China Sea are administered by Japan but claimed by ...

Taiwan softens on Senkaku issue, eager for fisheries talks with Japan by TAKIO MURAKAMI September 15, 2012   |  Source: The Asahi Shimbun  | Copyright: The Asahi Shimbun Company

Taiwan appears to be easing up on its hard-line stance regarding Japan's recent acquisition of the disputed Senkaku Islands, although many Taiwanese fishermen remain skeptical. The islands in the East China Sea are administered by Japan but claimed by ...

Plans for giant Antarctic marine sanctuary falter as fishing divides US and New Zealand by NICK PERRY September 14, 2012   |  Source: AP  | Copyright: 2012 StarTribune

Antarctica's Ross Sea is often described as the most isolated and pristine ocean on Earth, a place where seals and penguins still rule the waves and humans are about as far away as they could be. But even there it has proven difficult, and maybe impossibl...

Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium marks two-year anniversary of oil spill by Alexys Martine September 12, 2012   |  Source: WUFT-FM  | Copyright: 2012 WUFT / Division of Multimedia Properties

This weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a catastrophe that gushed nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, earning it the title of the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the pet...

In unlikely turn, US conservationists lobby to save Gulf oil rigs by VERNA GATES September 12, 2012   |  Source: Reuters  | Copyright: GMA Network Inc.

In an ironic twist, scientists, fishermen and conservationists are urging that hundreds of dormant oil rigs be left standing in the Gulf of Mexico, arguing that a U.S. federal plan to remove them will endanger coral reefs and fish. While environmental...

Supertrawler decision popular politics not science: Australian fishing group by Brett Williamson September 12, 2012   |  Source: ABC  | Copyright: 2012 ABC

The move to ban the newly rebadged FV Abel Tasman supertrawler (formerly FV Margiris) was a slap in the face to the science-based policies that manages Australia's fishing industry a commercial fisheries group has claimed. Brian Jeffriess is the direct...

Will tribal scientists be invited to US marine protected area conference? by Dan Bacher September 11, 2012   |  Source: Daily Kos  | Copyright: Kos Media, LLC

Resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists will meet in Monterey from February 27 to March 1, 2013 to reflect on the first five years of monitoring and management of "marine protected areas" that went into effect in September 2007 under...

China silent on status of ships sent to Japanese-controlled islands September 11, 2012   |  Source: VOA

The status of two Chinese government ships sent to assert Beijing's claim over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea remained a mystery early Wednesday, with no word from either government on the ships' whereabouts. China's official news ag...

Poor fisheries management endangers sharks in the Coral Triangle September 11, 2012   |  Source: EmpoweredNews.net  | Copyright: 2012 EmpoweredNews.net

WWF and TRAFFIC today released a new report that shows the need for a more concerted effort in managing shark fisheries in the Coral Triangle, to help conserve dwindling populations of these threatened species. The report, An Overview of Shark Utilizat...

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