California officials seek help from federal government for salmon fishers facing ban
The Pacific Fishery Management Council recommended the shutdown of fall-run Chinook fishing from Cape Falcon in northern Oregon to the California-Mexico border on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Pacific Northwest's salmon fishing sector
Gaza fisherman tests waters in legal fight over Israeli blockade
The issue is crucial for thousands in the blockaded Palestinian territory of 2.3 million people, where fishing in the Mediterranean Sea remains one of the few economic lifelines
Russia to not hold annual talks with Japan on fishing near disputed islands
Japan, a major US ally, imposed sanctions on dozens of Russian individuals and organisations soon after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on 24 Feburary last year
Turning the curse of saline water into boon, women in Haryana try their hand at shrimp production
In 2014, one lakh metric tonnes of different types of fish were produced in Haryana in a total farming area of 43,000 acres, and this year the target has been increased to 54,000 acres. Besides, the state government has also set a target of increasing production to 2.10 lakh metric tonnes
Sebi proposes blue-bond concept to ensure sustainable oceanic resource management
It would arrange sustainable financing for 'blue economy' related activities like mining of oceanic resources and sustainable fishing. India has 7,500 kilometre-long coastline and 14,500 kilometres of navigable inland waterways, as such these bonds can be growth catalyst
Fishy business: US and UK split over Russia for Chilean sea bass
The diplomatic feud, which has not been previously reported, intensified after the UK quietly issued licenses this spring to fish for the sea bass off the coast of South Georgia
EU, UK back to Brexit wrangling on fishing and trade in Northern Ireland
In less than a year after finalizing Brexit, the European Union and Britain are back to quarreling with UK wanting changes on trade deal in Northern Ireland and France wanting more fishing licenses from London
Seagrass meadows provide essential services for marine life, need to be protected say experts
A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.
World Oceans Day 2021: Significance of day to educate people about importance of global water bodies
The United Nations has designated 8 June to be observed as World Oceans Day, This year, the theme is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods'
World Oceans Day 2021: Good enough might be the best long term option to protect our ocean
Often, “protection” amounts to nothing more than lines on maps in government offices while fishing continues unabated in the water.
After being hit by COVID-19 crisis, fishing season offers hope to Senegal's women
In the small community of Bargny, women support their families by drying, smoking, salting and fermenting the catch brought home by male villagers.
Livelihoods of Worli's Koli community, impacted by coastal infra projects, further battered by COVID-19 crisis
For years, artisanal Kolis at Worli have been coping with environmental and community endangerment from coastal development projects. The COVID-19 lockdown has added to the woes of the fishing community.
Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.
Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation
They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.
In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance
The locals consider them to be lower caste people. The land dwellers are the main customers of these fishers, as they do business with the ‘Babaija’. It is a relation of monetary transactions, not one of kinship.
Number of sharks, rays have fallen more than 70 percent between 1970-2018
While climate change and pollution also imperil shark survival, increased fishing pressure is the greatest threat for every oceanic shark species.
We've been profiting by slaughtering Antarctica's wildlife since it was discovered 200 years ago
Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.
Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port
Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula and have triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths. The manta rays caught on Wednesday weigh 750 kg and 250 kg each.
Earth Day: There are no fish in the ocean — Declining catch worries fishermen in southern Karnataka
Climate change, unsustainable and unregulated fishing methods have both been blamed for this decline.
Despite fishing activities being exempted under lockdown, fisherfolk in Odisha say workforce, logistics, market situation major hurdles in wake of COVID-19
Highlighting why exemption of fisheries and related activities from lockdown restrictions may not help fishing communities and businesses much, experts have said that logistics, manpower and market situation in the wake of COVID-19 stand as major obstacles.