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2006-04-09 22:04:37

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Harouna Diop remembers the days when there were only six small wooden fishing boats working the waters off Nouakchott's barren coastline. Just hours at sea in one of the richest fishing grounds in the world were enough to fill the long, brightly-colored vessels with sardinella, horse mackerel, snapper and tuna. Nowadays his son can spend a week on the water and still struggle to catch enough fish to earn a living. He and his fellow fishermen...

2006-03-03 12:20:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, a report said on Friday. The so-called High Seas Task Force, comprising six governments and three conservation organizations, also urged tighter rules for trawlers, better monitoring of marine stocks and improved international cooperation to catch pirates. "Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing...

2006-03-03 05:02:57

PARIS (Reuters) - Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, an international report said on Friday. The so-called High Seas Task Force, comprising six governments and three conservation organizations, also urged tighter rules for trawlers, better monitoring of marine stocks and improved international cooperation to catch pirates. "Illegal, unreported...

2006-03-02 00:02:51

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs to try harder to stop hundreds of illegal fishermen venturing into Australia's northern waters, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday. Australia says Indonesian fishermen are venturing into its waters to fish for shark fin because they have depleted their own stocks. Shark fin is a delicacy in Asia and can earn fishermen up to A$200 ($146) a kilo. "There is a case for more effort by the Indonesians," said Howard, who marked a decade as prime...

2005-12-06 20:10:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA -- Leaning over the edge of their rickety wooden fishing boat the Indonesian fishermen attach long sharpened pieces of bamboo to the side of the vessel in a bid to fend off an Australian navy patrol boat pursuing them. Warning shots are fired across the bow of the rogue fishing boat as a navy inflatable vessel tries in vain to pull alongside. The lengthy chase is eventually called off and the Indonesian fishing boat escapes, probably with a valuable catch below,...

2005-10-07 07:47:52

By Bill Tarrant THARANGAMBADI, India (Reuters) - New fiberglass fishing boats stretch as far as the eye can see along the beach in this former Danish colony in southern India, where the December 26 tsunami swept children, homes and livelihoods out to sea. The names painted on the boats attest to the breadth of the response to one of nature's most ferocious episodes: Oklahoma City Church of Christ, the Indian Temple Association of New Jersey and the American Embassy School in New...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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