Fishing

Minister: Watch over EEZ

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IT is imperative to stay alert and keep a close watch over our exclusive economic zone (EEZ), says Minister for Fisheries Semi… Alisi Vucago Fiji Times He said monitoring our territorial waters was imperative to not only monitor illegal fishing, but also other activities including the trafficking of drugs and… “We need to plan for the future and secure our expansion in… Minister: Watch over… Read More »

CGA to buy devices to protect EEZ

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The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) is to buy thermal imaging devices and drones to boost its efforts in deterring Chinese fishing boats from… Cheng Hung-ta and Jonathan Chin Taipei Times Lee made the announcement at a meeting of the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee, during which lawmakers demanded that the… Lee was reporting to the committee in connection with the… CGA to buy… Read More »

A sea in peril

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While rival claimants jockey for strategic position in the South China Sea, an emerging environmental disaster has gone largely… DAN SOUTHERLAND Asia Times China will soon host a dialogue with Southeast Asian nations aimed at managing tensions in the South China… But it’s not clear whether the talks will help to save a marine environment that in parts is facing… A sea in… Read More »

Global ‘fish wars’ could break out as climate change and rising nationalism fuel competition for world’s oceans

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Conflicts like the infamous Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland could erupt across the globe unless countries co-operate to manage stocks effectively, expert warns. Ian Johnston Independent The twin threats of climate change and growing nationalism could lead to an outbreak of conflicts over fish stocks – like the infamous Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland – that could threaten the Global ‘fish wars… Read More »

On 6 degrees of climate change

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(CNN) – Climate change is all about degrees. John D. Sutter CNN Six degrees Celsius of warming may not sound like much — probably because “temperatures can swing by 6 degrees within an hour if a warm front passes, and it doesn’t mean the end of the world,” said Mark Lynas, author of a book… On 6 degrees… Read More »

Sewage leak closing Tasmanian oyster farms, deterring swimmers

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A sewage leak, which has closed some Tasmanian oyster farms, will cost jobs and hurt the economy in the St Helen’s region, the mayor has… Georgie Burgess ABC Heavy rainfall on Friday caused a TasWater pump station to overflow and leak raw sewage into Georges Bay on the state’s east… Sewage leak closing… Read More »

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

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Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds Robin McKie The Guardian Scottish fishermen have uncovered an intriguing way to supplement their income: they have added squid to the menu of marine creatures they regularly pull from the… How warming seas… Read More »

Mauritius: Marine Spatial Plan to Be Elaborated for the Exclusive Economic Zone of Mauritius

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A Marine Spatial Plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Mauritius will be elaborated in view of the increasing demand for marine space in the EEZ for various purposes, particularly, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, tourism and leisure. AllAfrica The main purpose of marine spatial planning is to identify the… Mauritius: Marine Spatial… Read More »

EU overfishing to continue until 2034 at current trend

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The European Union’s fleets will continue to overfish until 2034, unless states take a wholly different approach to setting annual quotas, according to a new estimate. By Peter Teffer ΕuObserver  EU states agreed that by 2020 all fish stocks – i.e. species in a certain area – should be caught sustainably. That means that only the… EU overfishing to… Read More »

The country set to cash in on climate change

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Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism opportunities are helping communities to adapt The Guardian Patrick Barkham Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tønnes “Kaka” Berthelsen’s response is typical of many Greenlanders. “We are more concerned about the Maldives,” he said bluntly. Greenland has lived with… The country set to cash… Read More »

Fishing study reveals who catches what in UK waters

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Danish, Dutch, Irish and French fishing vessels caught more than half the total catch netted by foreign boats in UK coastal waters between 2012 and 2014, a new report says. by KEITH FINDLAY The latest study by the NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland provides further detail on research findings published in October, when it… Fishing study reveals… Read More »

World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

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Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from commercial fishing for 35 years. Environmentalists have welcomed the… World’s largest marine… Read More »

Fishing is worth more than jobs and profits to Australia’s coastal towns

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Many of the iconic coastal villages of Australia have a close association with professional fishing. In New South Wales, towns up and down the coast historically supported fishing fleets which supplied the seafood needs of locals, Sydney and the broader state community. Michelle Voyer  Alistair McIlgorm Kate Barclay  But the NSW fishing industry has changed significantly in the past 30 years, in response to a… Fishing is worth… Read More »

Our love of cheap seafood is tainted by slavery: how can it be fixed?

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Murder and slavery have become endemic in the global fishing industry. Tom Levitt Will an ongoing legal case recognise crew members’ rights? And how can the industry police and fix itself? Arusting, unusable boat, abandoned at sea. Its crew left to fend for… Read More »

During China talks, Duterte will demand Filipino fishermen’s right to livelihood

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China within the year. While no details are yet known on when this will push through, he said he will insist on the fishing rights of the Philippines in the disputed West Philippine Sea. By LORENZ NIEL SANTOS Filipino fishermen and Chinese Coast Guard are still playing cat and mouse despite the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) that such action by… Source: During China talks, Duterte will demand Filipino fishermen’s right to ... Read More »

Kenya buys Sh3.6bn ship to battle illegal fishing in Indian Ocean

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Kenya has acquired a new ship to patrol its Indian Ocean territory as the country steps up the campaign against illegal fishing which has seen it lose up to Sh10 billion annually. The Sh3.6 billion ship, which has ability to detect illegal movement of fishing vessels in Kenya’s territorial waters, is expected in the… Source: Kenya buys Sh3.6bn ship to battle illegal fishing in Indian Ocean – Politics and policy Read More »