The price of fish landed in the United Kingdom could rise by an average of 23% in the next 12 to 18 months because of rising fuel prices, a government agency warns. Seafish says the cost of some types of fish could go up by as much as 50%.
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has boosted crude supply to help meet the world's need for fuel and may further increase output later if needed, a senior Gulf OPEC source said on Wednesday quoted by Reuters.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Royal Navy submarine HMS Superb struck an underwater pinnacle whilst on dived passage through the northern Red Sea on Monday 26 May 2008.
Over 80% of the world's fisheries are at risk from over-fishing and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must act urgently to scrap unsustainable subsidies, said the environmental group Oceana.
Canada is preparing to claim an area of the Arctic Ocean seabed equivalent in size to almost two million square kilometres as part of Ottawa's aggressive effort to defend the country's interests in the North, said Canadian Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn.
Chile's Foreign Affairs Secretary Alejandro Foxley described the formalization of a free trade pact with Australia, which was announced in Santiago and Canberra on Tuesday as very good news. The official subscription of the agreement will be signed next July by Chilean minister Foxley.
Global annual wind energy production is expected to grow explosively in the next 10 years to reach 107,000 megawatt (MW) by the year 2017, (from the current 20.000 MW) according to a study from the German wind energy institute, DEWI, which is organizing the Husum Wind Energy trade fair next September.
A year after Russia's controversial flag-planting dive to the North Pole seabed to assert ownership of a sprawling underwater mountain chain, Canada is launching a less brazen but potentially more effective counterclaim for control over parts of the disputed Arctic ridge - perhaps even the pole itself - by publishing a scientific paper in a scholarly journal.
A giant 500 pound squid was hauled off the coast of Victoria (Australia) yesterday. Fishing trawler skipper Mr Rang Pene winched up his catch from the ocean floor to find a large mass halfway down the net.
The United Kingdom's biggest trade union Unite is reportedly on the brink of merging with a counterpart in North America, reported on Sunday The Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.