An initial probe into the causes of the death of a large number of fish found on Sunday revealed that a high concentration of toxics in the backwaters of the Karachi harbour was responsible for the killing thousands of fish. The investigation was carried out by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and the results of a chemical analysis will be released within 10 days. No evidence has been found to support the idea that the fish

Thousands of fish found dead along seashore SHAFI BALOCH KARACHI -Thousands of fish of various kinds were found dead on Karachi seashore on Sunday. The local fishermen faced huge finical losses as people started taking the fish from the sea, which had already been declared unhygienic, The Nation learnt on Sunday. According to the details, dead fish have been found in large number at various points of the metropolitan including, Kiamari Channel, Baba Bit, Karachi Fish Harbor, Korangi Creak and Girzi. None of the concerned authority has taken any action so far.

A fish that would rather crawl into crevices than swim, and that may be able to see in the same way that humans do, could represent an entirely unknown family of fishes, says a University of Washington fish expert.

emerging catastrophe: Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's fast-declining fish stocks, says a new report by UNEP. The report, In Dead Water, says climate change may slow

Climate change is dulling the hearing of fish and making it more difficult for them to find a home, Australian researchers say.

Extra nitrogen in the environment makes its way into oceans as run-off from fields through water channels. This causes havoc in the aquatic ecosystem. Earlier, the extra nitrogen helped fish because

The only way to save the bluefin tuna, one of the most marvelous and endangered fish in the ocean, may be to domesticate the species. March 2008

Without limits on industrial scale catches, marine populations will continue to collapse. March 2008

The iroise marine park in Brittany, France, could serve as a model for fishermen who wish to move towards sustainable fisheries while retaining their sources of livelihood.

A recent Seafood Summit in Barcelona discussed the challenges and responses from West Africa to the issue of traceability of fish. Decreasing resources and swelling populations, as a result of internal migration generated by desertification, political unrest, etc., mean that if coastal communities are to continue making a living from fishing, each fisherman must fish less, but earn more by improving the quality and adding value to his product, taking due account of the fact that women from the fishing communities are key in these value-adding operations.