Posts Tagged ‘fish’

Toxic waste wipes out fishing in four Vietnam provinces

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Church aid agencies are playing their part to support people in Vietnam whose livelihoods have been devastated by industrial marine pollution. On April 6, dead fish began washing ashore along 200 kilometres of the coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue. Nearly three months later, authorities announced that toxic Read more

Man rescued after two months adrift in Pacific thanks God

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A Colombian mariner adrift at sea for two months thanked God and his rescuers after his deliverance in the Pacific Ocean. The 29-year-old had survived by eating fish and gulls. He was one of four sailors who left Colombia in a skiff two months ago. At some point their engine failed and they were left Read more

Of fish and faith and Fiji

Friday, November 28th, 2014

To link church leaders with stewardship, the Locally Managed Marine Area Network in Fiji (FLMMA) has gone to the source: working directly with colleges that train Methodist pastors. This strategy started about five years ago with the largest Methodist seminary in Fiji. Theology colleagues there have begun to integrate resource management into their curriculum. Priests Read more

Alligator OK for meatless Fridays, says archbishop

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Alligator flesh is permissible to eat on meatless Fridays, the archbishop of New Orleans has assured a conscientious parishioner, because it is “considered in the fish family”. The website of the national bishops’ conference in the United States — where Catholics are required to abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent — agrees. The Read more