EU gives 'yellow card' to eight nations for illegal fishing
16/11/2012 10:32 am
The European Commission warned eight developing countries Thursday of sanctions if they did not do more to stop "criminal" illegal fishing, saying it was taking the first step of its kind.
Greenpeace catches 'black market' fish
15/11/2012 10:21 am
Fishing vessels registered in the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia have been filmed "laundering" illegally caught tuna, environment activist group Greenpeace International said Thursday.
Greenpeace warns of overfishing 'crisis' in Indian Ocean
13/11/2012 10:19 am
The environmental group Greenpeace on Monday said there was an "overfishing crisis" in the Indian Ocean and urged better monitoring of trawlers.
Bluefin tuna quotas up for renewal
12/11/2012 8:46 am
Fishing nations meet in Morocco this week to thrash out tuna quotas as experts urge maintaining bluefin catch limits amid promising signs of the decimated species making a comeback.
Coral genomes under microscope in climate race
08/11/2012 9:04 am
Researchers from Australia and Saudi Arabia launched a project Thursday which they hope will help them understand the genetic makeup of corals and how they react to climate change.
Rarest whale spied in NZealand
07/11/2012 8:49 am
The world's rarest whale -- previously known only through bones -- has been spotted in New Zealand where a mother and her male calf were examined, Current Biology reports.
Activists launch annual whale campaign in Australia
06/11/2012 9:17 am
Anti-whaling activists began their annual campaign against Japanese whalers Monday with the Sea Shepherd's flagship, the Steve Irwin, leaving its Melbourne dock to pursue the harpoonists.
Sea Shepherd's wanted Watson to join anti-whaling fight
05/11/2012 9:49 am
Militant conservationist and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson will join this year's campaign against Japanese whalers despite an Interpol notice for his arrest, the group said Friday.
Shark brains could hold key to attacks: study
30/10/2012 8:48 am
Shark brains have been found to share several features with those of humans, a discovery which Australian researchers believe could be crucial to developing "repellents" for the killer great white species.
Forty whales die in mass stranding on Indian island
26/10/2012 9:41 am
About 40 whales died in a mass stranding on the west coast of India's remote North Andaman island in the Bay of Bengal, wildlife officials said on Thursday.