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SIFF13: Islands
SIFF13:Islands is the fifth edition in a series of independent projects to capture a year spent fly fishing surf and inshore waters . “SIFF” is simply short for Surf Inshore Fly Fishing….

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India: Fishing For Freedom (Chinese)
For most of their lives, every one of the 1200 fishermen in Tamil Nadu in the south of India described themselves as slaves. They were in debt to money-lende…

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Pat the Cope Gallagher. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the European Commission to implement sanction measures against Iceland, saying that Iceland and the Faroe Islands have been fishing mackerel in the North East Atlantic in an indiscriminate and reckless manner.

Speaking at the European Parliament, Mr Gallagher announced that a 5-year agreement had been signed on Wednesday evening between the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands concerning the sharing of mackerel in the North East Atlantic. Iceland refused to co-operate and withdrew from the talks.

The mackerel row has been ongoing since 2009 when Iceland claimed there had been a mackerel migration shift in its favour.

Mr Gallagher welcomed the agreement on behalf of the Irish fishing industry which will see an increase in mackerel quota from 57,000 tonnes in 2013 to in excess of 105,000 tonnes for 2014, representing a 60 per cent increase on the provisional quota issued at the start of this year. The Irish fishing industry is currently worth 125 million.

However, Mr Gallagher criticised Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki for handling the issue in a disappointing manner.

I have no doubt, if she (Ms Damanaki) had imposed sanctions against Iceland last year then we wouldnt be in the situation we face today, whereby Iceland once again refuses to co-operate with the other Coastal States.

Iceland has increased its share of mackerel catches from 1 per cent in 2006 to 23 per cent in 2013, while the Faroe Islands share has grown from 4.6 per cent to 29.3 per cent in the same time period. Mr Gallagher, who presented his report to the parliament on the issue in 2012, called for a long-term solution to ensure the sustainability of mackerel stock and the protection and socio economic interest of the fishing and processing sectors.

Both Iceland and the Faroe Islands were previously responsible for the overfishing of blue whiting in the North East Atlantic, resulting in a collapse in this stock, said Mr Gallagher. The case of blue whiting clearly shows what can happen, if no action is taken.

EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski agreed that Icelands refusal to sign the deal was disappointing, saying he would take into account calls from MEPs for sanctions.

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new Snorkel Girl Islands HD Fishing video
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Narrandera – Fishing, Beaches, Koalas, Birdlife
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Best Pivate Beaches – Relax, Best Beaches in Eleuthera, Where are the Bahama, Find Eleuthera
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Lombok, Indonesia – As the boat approaches Indonesia’s Gili Sunut island, the captain shuts down the engines, letting it drift the final few metres towards the shore. A strange quiet hangs in the air, punctuated by the water slopping against the hull.

Once home to 109 families, this tiny island now lies deserted. Skeletal concrete structures dot the landscape, their door frames and windows removed. Only the roof of the mosque has been left out of respect for Allah, but that too will be razed when a “six-star resort” is constructed here over the coming years.

“The government came to Sunut, to the mosque, and held a meeting with the local people to talk about the development,” says Mustiadi, a fisherman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.”We refused the idea of relocation, but after more consultations they told us that we didn’t have any choice.”

The People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), a sea and land rights advocacy group, says the fate of Mustiadi and his community will become more common under a new government programme to promote investment in islands and coastal areas. KIARA says many more islands will effectively be sold to foreign buyers, trampling the rights of fishermen and threatening traditional livelihoods.

After their eviction in June, the former residents of Gili Sunut were relocated to a new settlement on the other side of the bay. The Singaporean developer, Ocean Blue Resorts, has provided each family with a new bungalow and between 3m and 5m rupiah ($246 to $411) in compensation. But Mustiadi says it’s not enough.

“They gave us a bungalow, but the roof leaked and it was very poor quality. I decided to rebuild mine, but not everyone could afford to do that. They still haven’t paid us for our ruined houses on Gili Sunut,” he said.”Now life is harder because we live further from our fishing waters. In our new village there is no school, and still we have no road and no running water.It feels like the government hasn’t taken care of us.”

Booming tourism

Tourism is booming on the island of Lombok. In September, the land division of Indonesian media conglomerate MNC reportedly set aside 700bn ($57.4m) rupiah to invest in an “integrated tourist resort” in Kuta on the island’s south coast. The completion of a sealed coast road and the opening of an international airport in 2011 are rapidly boosting the number of visitors.

The locals take what they’re given and they don’t know how to fight the government. Often the police and the army are used to push people out.

– Selamet Daroyni, KIARA coordinator for education

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Tuna Fish Hunting Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo Galapagos Islands
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India: Fishing For Freedom
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Gosfest 2013 – Fishing in the Tiwi Islands
An epic tale of a man and his fish.

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Monster Hunter Freedom: Village quest walkthrough Ep 4
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Sep 242013

Autumn clean-up on the beaches

1:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News By Emma Walker

VOLUNTEERS took to the beaches over the weekend to give them an autumn clean.

After a busy summer on the Dorset coast, when sun-seekers flocked to the area, teams headed to the seashore armed with bin bags and litter pickers for the Great Dorset Beach Clean.

Lyn Cooch of the Dorset Countryside coastal ranger team helped out on Chesil Beach.

She said: We have been conducting a survey of a 100-metre area on the beach to record what litter is being picked up.

The litter from these areas will then be weighed before the data is sent off.

It is a great initiative to keep our beaches clean after a busy summer.

Fishing nets, barbecues and plastic items made up a lot of the waste, with details of rubbish picked up sent to the Marine Conservation Society to add to its annual report on beach litter.

The clean-ups are organised by Dorset County Councils Country-side Ranger Service.

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Gone Fishing / Save Freedom Island! Save Manila Bay!
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TOKYO (AFP) – A lawmaker from Japan’s ruling party was aboard one of four fishing boats that sailed on Monday towards islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, the organiser said, as Chinese vessels loomed nearby.

Japan’s national broadcaster said one of the Chinese maritime surveillance ships had been within a kilometre (1,000 yards) of the fishing boats, in an incident that could inflame a debilitating international row.

There was no attempt by anyone on board to land on any of the islands, which Japan controls as the Senkakus, but which China claims as the Diaoyus.

“The purpose of dispatching the fishing boats is to fish in the waters,” an official from the nationalist Channel Sakura satellite broadcaster told AFP, adding the company’s president was aboard one of the boats.

“Most of the people on this mission are fishermen,” he said, but noted that Kenji Yamada, a parliamentarian and member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party had also taken part in the mission.

The Japanese boats had left the area by the afternoon, he said.

The incident passed off without confrontation but marked a change from recent months, which have seen regular forays by official Chinese ships into the 12-nautical-mile zone regarded as territorial waters.

It has become customary for Japan’s coastguard and the Chinese ships to exchange demands that the other side leave the waters, as part of a tussle between Tokyo and Beijing over ownership of the resource-rich islands.

A Japanese foreign ministry official telephoned the Chinese embassy in Tokyo to protest at the presence of the Chinese vessels, the ministry said.

The four ships made a circuit of the largest island in the chain before heading away, Japan’s coastguard said.

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The Faroe Islands could become the first nation to suffer trade sanctions under new European fishery laws.

The tiny nation, a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland, has repeatedly defied the European Union over herring and mackerel quotas and now faces economic retaliation. New laws were created by the EU last year to allow it to impose sanctions in the event of disputes over fish quotas and the Faroes have now been officially notified that trade penalties are being considered as part of the so-called herring war.

Ministers for the Faroes have been given a few weeks to respond but if they refuse to back down they face a range of sanctions that could include a ban on all fish products from the islands being imported or landed in the EU.

The UK led calls for economic retaliation this month at the Fisheries Council when European ministers agreed sanctions against the Faroes should be pursued by the European Commission.

Richard Benyon, the UK Fisheries Minister, welcomed the step: I support the commission in taking the first step towards applying trade sanctions, following the request I made to discuss this last week. I hope the Faroe Islands adopt a more reasonable position and I remain prepared to support trade sanctions if they continue to behave irresponsibly.

It is the first time the sanctions process has been invoked and, unless a compromise over quotas can be found, it is likely to hit the Faroe Islands especially hard.

Fishing is the main industry on the North Atlantic archipelago and accounts for more than 95 per cent of its exports about 20 per cent of the gross national product.

In a statement, the European Commission said the sustainability of the [herring] stock is highly compromised and its recovery possibilities largely diminished because of the Faroes. It said: The European Commission has notified the fisheries authorities of the Faroe Islands of its intention to adopt measures in support of the sustainability of herring fisheries shared with the Faroe Islands.

The measures may include restrictions in the imports of herring and associated species fished by Faroese interests and restrictions on the access of Faroese vessels in EU harbours except for safety reasons.

This commission action aims to ensure sustainability to avoid a collapse of the stock which would mean that many fishermen and their families would lose their income.

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Battlefield 4 – Fishing in Baku (1080p 17 minutes PC Gameplay)
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Aerial view of the city of Sansha on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China considers part of its territory.

Aerial view of the city of Sansha on an island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China considers part of its territory.

China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time as often leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.

The latest confrontation is with Vietnam over the mostly uninhabited Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi has accused Beijing’s forces of firing on a Vietnamese vessel engaged in fishing near the islands, which both sides claim.

Vietnam did not say if anyone was hurt in the incident that occurred last Wednesday, but it described the matter as “very serious.”

“Vietnam strongly protests, urging China to investigate and seriously deal with the wrongful and inhumane act, and compensate Vietnamese fishermen for their loss,” Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi was quoted by the BBC as saying.

China’s response: “It is necessary and legitimate for China to take action against a Vietnamese shipping boat that has entered China’s waters for illegal activity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. “No damage was caused to the fishing boat from Vietnam at the time,” he added, without saying what action the Chinese vessel had taken.

Both countries claim the islands, which are rich fishing grounds and also sit above undersea oil and gas fields. China and Vietnam fought a one-day naval battle over the low-lying archipelago in 1974, solidifying Beijing’s control.

Besides Vietnam, China has had similar island disputes with Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia, frequently resulting in tense standoffs at sea.

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Elizabeth Warren’s first amendment as a member of the Senate would provide disaster relief funds to the fishing industry in the Northeast as long as the deficit is not increased as a result of the aid.

Warren announced Friday that she cosponsored the amendment with fellow Massachusetts Sen. Mo Cowan and Democratic colleagues from New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Warren said the assistance would help fishermen struggling in the wake of last year’s declaration of a commercial fisheries failure by the federal government.

Warren noted the U.S. House did not consider a Hurricane Sandy Relief Act with $150 million in fisheries assistance that passed the Senate last December.

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From strange floating rocks to collapsing cones, an underwater eruption near Spain’s Canary Islands last year was a rare chance for scientists to watch how volcanic islands are built.

El Hierro volcano spewed “a modest quantity” of lava into the ocean only enough to fill 120,000 swimming pools, according to a new report. But monitoring the submarine eruption was crucial, because shallow water volcanism can become explosive and endanger human life, said Miquel Canals Artigas, a geologist at the University of Barcelona in Spain.

Between October 2011 and February 2012, Artigas and his colleagues sailed the turbid, ash-filled waters above the erupting El Hierro volcano, scanning its changing shape with sonar to create high-resolution bathymetric maps. Their findings are detailed in the March 2013 issue of the journal Geology.

Birth of a volcano

El Hierro, the youngest of the Canary Islands, lies 290 miles (460 kilometers) west of the coast of Morocco and the Western Sahara.The new eruption occurred just off the island’s coast, near the fishing village of La Restinga. The underwater eruption closed fisheries on the island and forced residents to temporarily evacuate.

The cone-shaped underwater volcano was already more than 490 feet (150 meters) tall and growing ever closer to the ocean surface when the ship arrived two weeks after the eruption began on Oct. 10, 2011.

“It was very exciting to be able to follow how the volcanic cone was growing up, from more than 350 meters [1,150 feet] depth [below the ocean's surface] to barely 90 meters [295 feet],” Artigas told OurAmazingPlanet in an email interview. The survey found more than 200 similar cones on the island’s underwater flanks. [50 Amazing Volcano Facts]

The cone deflated or collapsed repeatedly during the ongoing eruption, the researchers found. By Nov. 13, 2011, a second cone-style vent opened, but landslides morphed the cones into a fissure eruption, with at least four vents burbling lava by Feb. 24, 2012.

Lava balloons

Odd-looking floating rocks, which geologists deem “bombs,” appeared in the waters above the volcano. The rocks had a white core filled with air bubbles called vesicles and a dark-colored rim of basanite rock, a different rock type than the core. While balloons of floating lava have been found at underwater eruptions before, these “restingolites” are new and scientists are hotly debating how they formed, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke, a geologist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Germany, wrote in an article accompanying the El Hierro research in the journal Geology.

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