Category Fishing

Japan asks Netherlands to act against anti-whalers

Japan on Monday said it was asking the Netherlands to take “practical measures” against a Dutch-registered vessel that collided with a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean. The Bob Barker, belonging to militant anti-whaling campaigners Sea Shepherd, came into contact with a Japanese harpoon vessel on Sunday as it tried to interrupt the hunt. […]

China’s New Fishing Regulations: An Act of State Piracy? | The Diplomat

On November 29, 2013, six days after China’s Ministry of National Defense announced the establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, Hainan province quietly issued new regulations on fishing in the South China Sea. These regulations were announced on December 3 and came into force on January 1, 2014. […]

US: China new sea rules ‘provocative’ – BBC News

The US has described new Chinese rules on fishing access to disputed areas of the South China Sea as “provocative and potentially dangerous”. Regulations approved by Hainan province requiring foreign fishing vessels to ask for permission to enter its waters took effect on 1 January. China claims a U-shaped swathe of the South China Sea, […]

Russia accuses Greenpeace of encouraging Senegal to seize trawler | Environment |

Russia has renewed hostilities with Greenpeace after accusing the campaign group of encouraging Senegal to seize and detain a large factory trawler working its waters. The Oleg Naydenov, a Russian-owned trawler that regularly fishes off the west African coast, was boarded by armed Senegalese commandos near the maritime border with Guinea-Bissau last week and escorted […]

Sea Shepherd and Japanese Whaling Fleet Hook Up in Southern Ocean Sanctuary | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has located the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, kicking off what is sure to be another season of clashes in the remote antarctic waters. In a statement Monday, the anti-whaling group said that the Sea Shepherd Australia fleet has located all five vessels of Japan’s Institute of Cetacean […]

Japan whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt

Two Japanese whaling ships and a surveillance vessel left Saturday for the annual hunt in the Antarctic Sea, Kyodo News said. The three ships departed from the western port of Shimonoseki to join other ships to hunt up to 935 Antarctic minke whales and up to 50 fin whales through March, the news agency said. […]

China Bans Its Fishing Fleet From Waters Off Eastern North Korea – Bloomberg

China banned its fishing fleet from working in waters off North Korea’s east coast after the totalitarian regime demanded Chinese vessels buy fuel from North Korean suppliers. The North decreed late last month that Chinese ships, which previously made their own fueling arrangements, had to abide by the rule, China’s Agriculture Ministry said in a […]