EU ministers reach deal on fisheries reform
16/05/2013 8:58 am
EU ministers agreed early on Wednesday a reform of the EU's fishing quota system that must now be approved by the European Parliament, where lawmakers are set on curbing overfishing.
Failure of EU fisheries talks would be 'disaster': Ireland
15/05/2013 8:24 am
It will be a "disaster" if difficult talks on reform of the EU's under-pressure fishing regime fail to deliver an agreement, Ireland warned Tuesday, calling on all sides to compromise.
EU begins difficult talks on fishery reforms
14/05/2013 9:41 am
EU fisheries ministers began difficult talks Monday on reforms to the bloc's under-pressure fishing regime, with plans to stop the dumping of unwanted fish a key sticking point.
Iceland to resume disputed fin whale hunt in June
06/05/2013 12:07 pm
Iceland plans to resume its disputed commercial fin whale hunt in June with a quota of at least 154 whales, the head of the only company that catches the giant mammals said Saturday.
New Caledonia bans shark fishing
24/04/2013 4:55 pm
The government of the Pacific paradise of New Caledonia said Wednesday it had decided to ban fishing of sharks, which are being decimated to feed growing demand for luxury goods.
Chinese poachers' ship hauled off Philippine reef
22/04/2013 8:31 am
A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground on one of the Philippines' most famous coral reefs more than a week ago was removed on Friday, the coast guard said.
'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.
UN court to hear Australia bid to halt Japan whaling
12/04/2013 9:16 am
Australia will fire the opening salvoes in a legal battle before the United Nations' highest court in June to try to stop Japan's whale hunt in Antarctica.
Australia to tackle Japan on whaling at UN world court
12/04/2013 8:59 am
Australia is to fire the opening salvoes in a legal battle before the United Nations' highest court in June aimed at stopping Japan's whaling research programme in Antarctica.
S. Africa sets up first offshore marine protection zone
10/04/2013 8:39 am
South Africa has turned two small islands in the southern Indian Ocean into its first offshore marine protected area, the environment ministry said Tuesday.