13 February, 2014

This represents an increase of 2 % compared to the same survey conducted in November 2013.

Since November 2013, there has been a sharp increase in opinions stating “I strongly agree” with the ban of bottom trawling (+7%) and a decrease of “I do not know” (-3%). French people clearly expect the President of the Republic to hear their desire to see France end this destructive fishing practice.

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10 February, 2014

Source: The New Indian Express

The next four weeks will be crucial for the fishing community in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka as a moratorium on destructive fishing methods of bottom trawling and double trawling in the Palk Bay between Sri Lanka and India will kick in on Monday. The Indian side agreed to a month-long moratorium as part of a formula to address the contentious issue of bilateral fishing rights. That was the main takeaway of the first round of talks convened on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s initiative between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka during their meeting in Chennai on January 27.

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23 January, 2014

Source: The New Indian Express

Author: P.K. Balachandran

India has agreed to phase out, within a given time-frame, illegal and destructive methods of fishing like bottom trawling, in the waters between India and Sri Lanka. This will be done while systematically addressing the affected fishermen’s livelihood problems, in active association with Sri Lanka. This was among several decisions taken at a joint meeting of high-level officials of the two countries, a day after the fisheries ministers of India and Sri Lanka — Sharad Pawar and Rajitha Senaratne — met in New Delhi on January 15.

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29 December, 2013

Source: Herald Scotland

Author: Rob Edwards

The fishing and oil industries have been warned to keep away from the deep ocean waters north-west of Scotland where scientists have discovered new sea creatures. Environmental groups say the waters around the tiny island of Rockall, far out in the north Atlantic, should be off limits for exploitation so its strange species and features can be investigated.

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