Subsistence whaling has sustained Alaska native communities for centuries and renewal of their five-year bowhead whale quota is crucial, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Monday at the opening of the International Whaling Commission meeting.
A group of 125 international marine scientists on Thursday called on the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to push for a global agreement that slashes subsidies paid by many countries to their fishing industries.
The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction.
While the anti-whaling lobby appears to be heading for a clear majority at next week's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Alaska opponents to Japan's scientific whaling programme say more needs to be done.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are facing increasing threats from climate change, according to a new report published by Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund ahead of the 59th meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Ahead of the world's major meeting on wildlife trade WWF released its list of top ten species needing urgent global action to reduce threats from trade.
Chile's salmon and trout exports jumped 19% in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the same period a year ago totaling 713 million US dollars according to the latest release from the Chilean Salmon Industry, SalmonChile.
Acting Chief of Police in the Falkland Islands, Inspector Len McGill, told Mercopress on Tuesday, that he had no reason to believe that two crewmen who had jumped from a Taiwanese jigger in Berkeley Sound had suffered mistreatment or physical abuse.
A Ghana flagged jigger with Chinese crew was captured Sunday afternoon by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly fishing inside the Argentine economic exclusive zone 370 kilometers south east of the city of Necochea.
More than 20 countries have agreed to work together to end a method of deep-sea fishing which they say causes huge damage to the environment.