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Biodiversity conservation: Leader India, the laggard by BV Shiva Shankar October 08, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Even as Conference of parties (COP 11) to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) kick started on Monday at Hyderabad International Conventional Centre (HICC), the dismal performance of nations in meeting the targets set in the previous Conference of Par...

Worries grow about decline in Asia's fish stocks by Prospero Laput October 04, 2012   |  Source : VOA  | Copyright : VOAnews.com

The race to feed Asia’s growing population has led to dangerous overfishing near coastlines around the Pacific. As fish stocks near the shore decline, fishermen are trying to boost their catches with techniques that can have dire consequences on species...

Eritrea and Yemen allegedly 'conspire' to deport refugees by Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 04, 2012   |  Source : Sudan Tribune  | Copyright : 2012 Sudan Tribune

An exiled Eritrean opposition political organization has denounced what it said was a "security arrangement" between Eritrea and Yemen to deport thousands of Eritrean refugees, most ethnically Afar fishermen who sought asylum in the Gulf state. The Eth...

Future Policy Award 2012 goes to Palau for marine policies; Exemplary policies from Namibia and the Philippines win Silver Awards September 26, 2012   |  Source : World Future Council  | Copyright : 2007 the World Future Council

The Republic of Palau has been announced as the winner of the Future Policy Award 2012. Palau received the Award in recognition of two outstanding marine policies, Palau’s Protected Areas Network Act, initiated in 2003, and its Shark Haven Act from 2009...

Review of national biodiversity strategy under way in Ghana September 17, 2012   |  Source : Ghana Government Portal/The Ghanaian Times  | Copyright : 2012. Ghana Government Portal

The National Biodiversity Committee (NBC) has begun a project to review the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), to make it conform to current global conventions. The project which is also in response to the changing trends in the ec...

NOAA cuts may weaken US tsunami mitigation programs by Kristian Foden-Vencil June 11, 2012   |  Source : OPB  | Copyright : 2012 OPB

Proposed federal cuts in the United States next year would leave hundreds of coastal communities vulnerable to tsunamis. That's according to a group that released documents acquired under the Freedom of Information Act. 50 of those communities are i...

US to boost community fisheries projects June 05, 2012   |  Source : fishnewseu.com  | Copyright : 2010 The Scottish White Fish Producers' Association

A summit designed to broaden the success of community supported fisheries (CFSs) took place on May 30 until June 1 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A group of approximately 70 commercial fishermen, fishing communities, and other organisations came togeth...

South Africa's small-scale fishing draft ‘bucks vision’ by Donwald Pressly May 03, 2012   |  Source : IOL  | Copyright : 1999 - 2011 Independent Online, a division of Independent Newspapers (Pty) Limited

The South Africa Cabinet is expected to give the green light to a draft small-scale fishing policy that has been the subject of debate for three years, but opponents believe it contradicts the long-term National Development Plan (NDP) forged by Planning M...

Recognize role of traditional knowledge in managing marine areas, international meet told May 03, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

Concrete steps must be taken to integrate the traditional scientific, technical and technological knowledge of indigenous and local communities, at all stages of the process of identifying and describing ecologically or biologically significant marine are...

Climate risks to fisheries may hike African hunger by Thin Lei Win April 24, 2012   |  Source : AlertNet  | Copyright : 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate change threatens to reduce catches from fisheries and worsen hunger among some of sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest people, who rely on fish as a major source of protein and earnings, according to new research from the International Institute for Env...

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