Entries Categorized as 'Fisheries'

Heal Oceans To Save Planet Earth

Date June 30, 2009

The world’s oceans which cover two thirds or more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, are an important source of life. Millions of people depend on oceans and coastal areas in earning a living. Indonesia’s marine tourism revenue reached US$2 billion per year and the country earned around US$2.2 billion from fish exports in 2008, […]

Fishing Puts A Third Of All Shark Species At Risk Of Extinction

Date June 30, 2009

Overfishing threatens to drive a third of the world’s open-ocean shark species to extinction, say conservationists. Hammerheads, giant devil rays and porbeagle sharks are among 64 species on the first ever red list for oceanic sharks produced by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Sharks are vulnerable because they can take decades to mature and they […]

Shark Fins Dealer Pleads Guilty to Illegally Dealing in Fins From Protected Species

Date June 17, 2009

Mark L. Harrison, a resident of Southport, Fla., and Harrison International LLC, a Florida corporation, today pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to violating the Lacey Act, a federal fish and wildlife trafficking law, by dealing in shark fins, the landing of which was not reported as required by law, the Justice Department […]

Malaysian PM pledges US$1 million to save corals

Date June 11, 2009

NO ONE predicted that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s simple gesture at the World Oceans Conference in Manado, Indonesia, last month would create waves. By pledging US$1 million (RM3.5 million) to a fund to save corals in the Coral Triangle, the world’s centre of marine life, he not only crested the waves of […]

Pacific Ocean faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable

Date June 2, 2009

WASHINGTON – A new research by scientists has determined that the Pacific Ocean, occupying a third of the planet’s area, faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable. According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), pollution such as sewage, runoff from land and toxic waste; habitat destruction; over-fishing; and climate change leading […]

Seafood exporters call for separate ministry for fisheries

Date June 2, 2009

FnBnewsA seafood exporters lobby in Kerala has urged the government to create a separate ministry for fisheries. This would be beneficial not only for the exporters, but also for the five million people who were dependent on the industry, including the fishing community, said Anwar Hashim, president, Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI). “If the […]

Most coral reefs off north coast damaged

Date June 2, 2009

Some 60 percent of the coral reefs off the northern coast of the province are categorized as damaged, a study conducted by the East Java Maritime and Fisheries Agency has showed. Most of the damage is attributed to human activity, such as fishermen using illegal fishing methods, for example poison and fish bombs, and natural […]

EU adds 30 firms to exporters list

Date June 1, 2009

Thirty more seafood enterprises were approved to export their products to the European market, the Vietnam National Agro-forestry and Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) announced this week. At present, Vietnam – with 301 seafood exporter firms- is second in the world in terms of the number of seafood firms licensed to export to the European […]

Some 42 countries to participate in sail Bunaken

Date June 1, 2009

Manado, N Sulawesi (ANTARA News) – Some 42 countries have confirmed their participation in Sail Bunaken 2009, which will be organized in Manado and Bitung, North Sulawesi, August 15-18, 2009. “Forty-two countries have confirmed their participation. They will send their naval chiefs of staff and some deputy chiefs of staff,” First Admiral Willem Rampangilei, commander […]

Armed forces trainees to tour growth area

Date June 1, 2009

Forty trainees of the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College are in Mindanao, the Philippines, as part of their study tour of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area. They were given an insight into the economic development of the sub-region as part of their course on international relations. Led by MAFDC commandant First Admiral Datuk […]