Struggling Senegal fishermen turn to aquaculture
31/05/2013 8:44 am
Tilapia splash and flip in a pond by the Senegal River where a fishing industry devastated by a dramatic decline in catches has turned to the burgeoning business of aquaculture.
'Sustainable fish' label comes under fire
15/04/2013 8:53 am
The world's biggest scheme to certify that seafish come from sustainable sources has come under fire in a scientific journal, where researchers say the label is too generous and may "mislead" consumers.
Millions of stranded prawns blanket south Chile coast
22/03/2013 9:21 am
Millions of small prawns became stranded on a beach in southern Chile this week, carpeting a three-kilometer (two-mile) strand in red, local fishermen and police said.
US probes shrimp subsidies in 7 countries
21/01/2013 9:11 am
The United States launched an investigation Friday into alleged subsidies of more than $4 billion worth of shrimp exports by seven top global producers that could lead to new import duties.
Europe is asking for your opinion on organic farming
20/01/2013 12:31 pm
The European Commission has launched an online questionnaire for European citizens to say what they think of organic farming.
Be kind to your seafood, study urges
17/01/2013 9:56 am
A lobster thrown live into boiling water may suffer for many seconds, said a scientist who argued Thursday that crustaceans can likely feel pain.
Nuclear fears contaminate sales for Japan farmers
14/01/2013 9:13 am
Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by Japan's 2011 tsunami. Nearly two years later, sales continue to be eroded by consumer fears over nuclear contamination.
Oxfam warns food prices to soar due to climate change
05/09/2012 9:12 am
Staple food prices may double within the next two decades due to climate change and an increase in extreme weather including droughts and hurricanes, the anti-poverty group Oxfam said Wednesday.
World must brace for higher food prices, experts say
20/08/2012 9:10 am
With drought parching farms in the United States and near the Black Sea, weak monsoon rains in India and insidious hunger in Africa's Sahel region, the world could be headed towards another food crisis, experts say.
30% of fish stocks overexploited: UN agency
10/07/2012 9:09 am
Almost 30 percent of fish stocks monitored by the UN's food agency are overexploited, undermining the crucial role sustainable fisheries play in providing food and jobs for millions, a report said Monday.