a delegation of fisherfolk representatives met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September. Top on their agenda was a demand to lift a ban imposed in 1982 by the Union Ministry of Environment and

hard on pollutants: A recent court settlement has required the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review environmental hazards of nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides and revise, as

>> Chadians could go hungry despite bumper crops, notes an

Tuna canneries in Mindanao, the Philippines, have cut production by two-thirds due to a global drop in tuna catch. Local fisherfolk say that the yield in July and August was the lowest in the past 20

A us-based fishery has been certified as the world's first sustainable tuna fishery. The American Albacore Fishing Association (aafa), based in San Diego, California, has been officially certified by

pakistan has suffered a loss of us $30 million since fishing season started on August 1. The marine fisheries department (mfd) in Pakistan imposed a ban on seafood exports to the European Union

The South Pacific nations recently agreed to stop bottom trawling to protect corals and other marine life. Bottom trawling is a fishing method where boats tow heavy trawl nets along the sea

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has urged Israel to immediately ease restrictions on the waters off the Gaza Strip. The request comes at the beginning of annual

ecologists have long predicted that the demise of top predators in an ecosystem could trigger destructive consequences. Researchers, in a first-ever field experiment, have shown that the loss of

Steamed Napoleon wrasse, one of the must-haves in most Manila restaurants, may soon be off the platter. Hunting this vanishing species could hasten its extinction, the World Wide Fund for Nature has