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2008-11-13 14:05:41

Environmental and economic leaders and scientists reported on Thursday that US President-elect Barack Obama could protect ocean wildlife and save jobs in commercial fisheries by ending widespread overfishing. The report said around 70 percent of the world's fisheries are over-exploited or have already crashed. If this long-term trend continues, scientists have predicted that all current salt-water fish and seafood species will collapse by 2048. However, it could be remedied by instituting a...

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2008-09-20 05:15:00

A new report found that programs guaranteeing fishermen a share of the overall catch could avert danger for global fisheries. The so-called catch-share programs reduce the effects of traditional open-access fishing, which promotes overfishing and habitat destruction, putting a key global food supply at risk. "Under open access, you have a free-for-all race to fish, which ultimately leads to collapse," said Christopher Costello of the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose study...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Datuk Dr Dionysius S.K. Sharma WE refer to the statement by the agriculture and agro-based industry minister to look into unfreezing some 16,000 fishing vessel licences ("Government to look into frozen fishing vessel licences" - NST, Aug 29). WWF-Malaysia requests the ministry to reconsider the plan to unfreeze those licences. The Fisheries Department surveys show up to a 90 per cent decline in coastal-fish resources since the late 1960s. We, therefore, strongly support the...

2008-09-03 21:00:10

A United Nations agency said Wednesday it has adopted international guidelines designed to ease the impact of commercial deep-sea fishing. The guidelines, the result of two years of negotiation, limit the impact fishing has on habitats and deep-sea fish species, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a news release issued from New York. "Until now, there really hasn't been an international framework for tackling this issue," said Ichiro Nomura, assistant director general of the...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

According to Oman News: The Ministry of Fisheries said that the offensive smell at the Sultanate coasts from al Batinah region to Muscat governorate is mainly due to a natural phenomenon called 'upwelling'. The offensive smell will dissolve soon, the Ministry added.Eng. Abdul Aziz bin Said al Marzouqi, Acting Director of the Marine and Fisheries Sciences Center said, 'as per the latest satellite images, as well as, the pictures obtained by the remote station of the Fisheries and Marine...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

As you report (BusinessDay, July 26-27), who should control fisheries isn't simple. Economically, rational fisheries management doesn't always equal sustainable use and would seldom equal sustainable management of the ecosystem those fish live in. For many fish that are slow-breeding, long-lived and in deep water, mining of the resource makes economic sense. Profits can then go into other businesses or mining of new fish stocks. And even where sustainable use makes sense economically, the...

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor FISH farming can become a major industry in Wales, according to the country's first Fisheries Strategy, launched this week by rural affairs minister Elin Jones. In-shore commercial fishing can also recover its historic importance if the sector receives sufficient investment in new production and processing facilities, says the report. The development of recreational angling over the past two decades has shown what can be achieved. North West...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

Ocean Conservancy has been chosen as one of Food & Wine magazine's Eco-Ocean award winners for working to restore Gulf of Mexico red snapper. By urging science-based catch limits by regulators and encouraging major seafood suppliers and retailers to engage in fisheries management and offer sustainable options we will be able to end overfishing and rebuild sustainable fisheries. As a result of these efforts, Gulf red snapper now has a management plan based on science and the population has...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, hereby notifies the public that, on June 11, Judge Michel Dionne sentenced Bertrand Benard, of Fatima, to a $600 fine plus 90 days of community service for having fished lobster and rock crab without a licence and for possession of lobsters that were smaller than the legal size. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is mandated to protect and conserve marine resources and is ever alert for any poaching of...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return. So weak is the Deshka River run that biologists said they fear it could be as much as 70 percent off its goal of 13,000 in-river spawners, the Anchorage Daily News reported. From the opening of the first fishery in the region, things have been slow, sports fish biologists said. The Copper River near Cordova started behind schedule in...


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