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August 22 2012

10:00

Managing the Ocean for Humans and Whales

Researchers seek the most protection for the North Atlantic's humpback whales at the least cost to the fishing and tourism industry.

February 02 2012

20:13

Smarting Over Cod Shortages, Fishermen Blame Seals

Scientists denounce a proposal in Canada for killings of Atlantic gray seals, saying there is no evidence that it will cause the cod population to rebound.
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September 07 2011

15:53

U.S. and Europeans Unite Against Illegal Fishing

The Obama administration puts the global cost of illegal fishing to legal fishermen and coastal communities at up to $23 billion of seafood and seafood products annually.

January 12 2011

22:20

January 07 2011

16:59

December 09 2010

21:02

To Help Sea Lions, NOAA Restricts Fishing

The population of western Steller sea lions declined by as much as 45 percent from 2000 to 2008, probably because they were short on food, the agency says.

November 29 2010

22:07
18:58

Fishing Banned in Stretch of Gulf

Federal officials close 4,000 square miles to fishing after a commercial shrimper hauls in some tar balls; early tests of the shrimp show no contamination.

November 18 2010

22:19

November 16 2010

17:50

November 01 2010

20:29

On Our Radar: Tropical Storm Threatens Haiti

Although downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane, forecasters say the storm may regain strength as it passes south of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where more than one million earthquake survivors are living in sprawling tent camps.

August 27 2010

13:24

Europe Announces Breakthrough in Breeding Bluefin Tuna

A hormone-free technique to raise bluefin tuna in Spain is part of efforts to meet exploding global demand for seafood.

August 10 2010

19:05

August 04 2010

11:17

July 23 2010

18:12

July 21 2010

17:11

For Oysters, a 'Remedy' Turned Catastrophe

Diversions of freshwater from the Mississippi are said to have killed as much of 80 percent of the oysters in some Louisiana fisheries.

July 16 2010

15:12

Gulf Crabbers Seek Eco-Endorsement

Louisiana blue crab producers, faced with possible ruin as a result of the disastrous gulf oil spill, are doing what 209 other fisheries around the world have done in recent years: seek to have their catch certified as environmentally sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.

July 15 2010

17:00

July 02 2010

14:10

On Our Radar: Deep-Sea Mining

The Chinese government announces plans for deep-sea mining; it will seek copper, nickel and cobalt 5,000 feet down in international water

June 28 2010

19:13

Toxic Mercury Delights More in Seawater, Study Finds

A new study suggests that mercury in saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and sharks pose more risks to humans than mercury in freshwater fish. Mercury in seawater is more likely to be present in a toxic form, researcher report in the latest issue of Nature Geoscience.
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