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August 22 2012


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


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


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


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December 09 2010


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


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


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November 01 2010


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


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


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July 21 2010


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


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


July 02 2010


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


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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