Danish Fishing Communities Fear Brexit Could Sink Them

By Andreas Mortensen COPENHAGEN, April 30 (Reuters) - In the small fishing town of Thyboron on the northwestern coast of Denmark, many fishermen worry the British waters they have become increasingly dependent on will be out of reach when Britain leaves the European Union. Poul Erik Rom, 35, and his father Ejvind, 65, are from a long line of fishermen. Each year they … [Read more...]

Opinion: Overfishing Does Damage to More Than Just Fish

By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Overfishing threatens disaster not only for fish, oceans and the food supply, but for fishing itself. The industry’s prosperity declines right along with populations of tuna, shark, swordfish and other species. Yet all over the world it persists in taking more fish than nature can replace. If this practice seems foolish, still more so … [Read more...]

Warming Waters Heat Up Fishing Costs Along India’s Coast

by Colin Daileda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Thankachan Polayalil has been a fisherman for 42 of his 65 years, long enough to remember when fish were visible from land, brimming just beyond the palm trees of the Malabar Coast. Now his boat is equipped with an echolocation machine, but fish still are hard to find – and the catch isn’t nearly as diverse. The anchovies are … [Read more...]