All posts by Ennio

Taiwan fishing boats must comply with EU rule… – Taiwan News
22 Jan
2:55

Taiwan fishing boats must comply with EU rule… – Taiwan News

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Taiwan’s fishing boats must fully comply with the government’s policy of protecting the local deep sea fishing industry so as to have a “yellow card” issued by the European Union removed as quickly as possible, government officials said Monday. “As long as Taiwan’s fishing vessels fully […]

Around 120 migrants feared dead after overloaded dingy sinks in Mediterranean – NBC News
21 Jan
11:45

Around 120 migrants feared dead after overloaded dingy sinks in Mediterranean – NBC News

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 20, 2019, 10:03 AM GMT By Associated Press ROME — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up […]

Reduced flows reduces Darling’s ability to deal with drought – Michael West News
21 Jan
8:37

Reduced flows reduces Darling’s ability to deal with drought – Michael West News

Continued reduction of flows from the Darling River will result in one of the worst environmental catastrophes we’ll see in Australia. Professor Fran Sheldon from Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute reports. THE DEATHS of a million of fish in the lower Darling River system over the past few weeks should […]

Five men and the sea: Huge marlin sinks Philippine fishing boat – The Japan Times
20 Jan
5:35

Five men and the sea: Huge marlin sinks Philippine fishing boat – The Japan Times

MANILA – Like a modern-day take on “The Old Man and the Sea,” five Filipino fishermen were cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a huge marlin sank their boat. The men were fishing in the South China Sea when a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter) marlin punctured their boat’s wooden […]

Star Pride: a Caribbean cruise without the crowds – The Times
20 Jan
2:25

Star Pride: a Caribbean cruise without the crowds – The Times

CRUISE SPECIAL 2019 Windstar’s 212-passenger ship transports Sue Bryant to charming ports away from the tourist hordes Sue Bryant Palm beach: the ship at anchor in the Grenadines I am lounging on the net of a giant catamaran, rum punch in hand. The sun is blazing and the boat’s speaker […]

Top 10: Sri Lanka’s Best Coastal Retreats – Luxury Travel Advisor
19 Jan
11:15

Top 10: Sri Lanka’s Best Coastal Retreats – Luxury Travel Advisor

by Emma Boyle, The Telegraph, January 17, 2019 An insider’s guide to the greatest beach-side retreats in Sri Lanka, from breezy rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking curvaceous coastlines, to infinity pools peering over waves sliced by surfers, in locations including Weligama, Hambantota and Yala National Park.  KK Beach Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka 8Telegraph […]

Outdoors: Does anyone else have these questions? – Tallahassee.com
18 Jan
8:15

Outdoors: Does anyone else have these questions? – Tallahassee.com

Jerry Gerardi Published 2:09 PM EST Jan 17, 2019 Does anyone else believe uncooked fish should be put on a hook…not a plate? One of the benchmarks of civilization was the discovery of fire, which led to cooking, and ultimately our dining habits today. Why go back thousands, maybe millions […]

Captain’s Log: Special-Needs Kids Open Up at Sea – Noozhawk
18 Jan
5:05

Captain’s Log: Special-Needs Kids Open Up at Sea – Noozhawk

By Capt. David Bacon, Noozhawk Columnist | January 17, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. The power of the sea and her critters to reach deep inside a person is truly awe-inspiring. Staff of SOFTIN, Inc. get to see this on our trips, and it is so touching it brings a tear […]

Chinese companies have their eyes on what used to be the US Navy’s biggest base in the Pacific – INSIDER
17 Jan
2:05

Chinese companies have their eyes on what used to be the US Navy’s biggest base in the Pacific – INSIDER

A struggling shipyard firm in the Philippines is looking for a new investor, and Chinese companies are interested. “This is a VERY SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE!” Alexander Pama, a retired Philippine admiral warned. But their potential presence there is renewing concerns about Beijing’s ambitions in East Asia. Two Chinese firms […]

Fishing horror stories – INSIDER
16 Jan
10:56

Fishing horror stories – INSIDER

“Creepiest thing was when I was about 12, I was spearfishing on the reef near my house. Basically just being a s—head kid, trying to poke holes in things. “Out of the corner of my eye, I see about a 3-foot moray eel swimming above the reef. I decided to […]