Entries Categorized as 'Fisheries'

The Hantu Blog Celebrates World Turtle Day!

Date May 24, 2012

Did you know that adult sea turtles are sometimes sighted near our Southern Islands? And that sea turtles are known to come to Singapore to lay their eggs? Yes! There have been several incidents of baby sea turtles hatching on our shores, including East Coast Park! Today, May 23rd is World Turtle Day! And here […]

Blog Action Day – Coral Reefs of Pulau Hantu

Date October 15, 2010

Mention coral reefs in Singapore, and the first response you often get is, “there are coral reefs in Singapore?” I could’ve kept it my little secret, but it makes me too excited so I just have to tell the whole world about it – YES! There are coral reefs in Singapore! And you’d be surprised […]

Hong Kong's ghostly seas warn of looming tragedy

Date October 31, 2009

By Lawrence Bartlett Yahoo News 29 Oct 09; HONG KONG (AFP) – The live fish facing death in the glass tanks in Hong Kong’s famous seafood restaurants tell a strange and haunting tale of a looming global tragedy. At the heart of their story is the bizarre fact that there are more fine fish swimming […]

Fun Quizzes by Planet Green

Date September 16, 2009

What’s your oceans IQ? Test your smarts on ocean science, fishing, climate change effects and more. Know Your Marine Life? How much do you know about what’s living in our oceans?

Helping Albacore tuna come out of the can

Date August 11, 2009

Scientists are set to study the earbones and organs of more than 2000 albacore tuna to better understand the growth, age and breeding patterns of this increasingly important species. Albacore tuna are harvested from tropical to temperate waters, mainly for canning, but also to satisfy the growing market for fresh fish in Europe and the […]

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 […]