Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of...

In black and white: Venezuelan fisherman among oil ruins

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — The landscape of Venezuela's once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo. Their struggl...

Arch removed from collapsed Taiwan bridge which killed 6 foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The hundreds of fishing boats trapped inside the port of Nanfang’ao in Yilan County were able to head for the open sea Thursday (October 10) with the removal of the ...

Rebuilding collapsed Taiwan bridge estimated to cost NT$520 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rebuilding Nanfang’ao Bridge in Nanfang’ao, Yilan County, which collapsed killing six foreign workers, will cost NT$520 million (US$16.8 million), the Ministry...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

100 Filipino, Indonesian fishermen pray for victims of Taiwan bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nearly 100 Filipino and Indonesian fishermen gathered in Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to pray for fellow migrant fishery workers who were killed when a suspension bridge...

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

IRONTON, La. (AP) — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta re...

US to get a little more fish in catch pact with Canada

LUBEC, Maine (AP) — American fishermen are expected to get a little more fishing quota under the terms of an agreement with Canada. The countries are home to fisheries for economical...

Alaska’s northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location _ a t...

Filipino last of missing fishermen from Taiwan bridge disaster found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a sixth missing foreign fisherman from the disastrous collapse of a suspension bridge in northeast Taiwan's Yilan County was found on Thursday morning (Oct...

Fishing boat owner mourns deaths of foreign crew in Taiwan bridge collapse, prays for survivors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese owner of the three fishing boats that were crushed when a suspension bridge suddenly collapsed on Tuesday expressed his sadness over the loss of crew members...

Indonesian man fifth victim of deadly bridge collapse in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a fifth foreign migrant fisherman has been recovered after the collapse of a suspension bridge in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County Tuesday morning (Oct. ...

Truck driver who survived Taiwan bridge collapse, fiery crash prognosis 'optimistic'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Doctors are optimistic about a truck driver's condition after he survived a bridge collapse and fire in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County on Tuesday (Oct. 1). ...

Taiwan Coast Guard releases video showing horrific bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Tuesday (Oct. 1) released surveillance camera footage of the disastrous collapse of a suspension bridge in the northeaster...

Update: 6 Filipino, Indonesian workers perish after NE Taiwan bridge collapse

Update: 10/03 12:40 p.m. At 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), the body of the sixth and final missing fisherman was found. The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Center identified the dec...