Virtual summit: SE Asia leaders meet by video on pandemic

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Forced apart by the coronavirus pandemic, Southeast Asian leaders linked up by video Tuesday to plot a strategy to overcome a crisis that has threatened their economies and kept ...

Control Yuan demands labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen

The Control Yuan on Wednesday approved a motion put forth by two of its members, calling for labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen in Taiwan. The motion, initiated by Control Yuan memb...

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast...

AP PHOTOS: Virus outbreak hurts Italian fishermen's business

FIUMICINO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s fishermen still go out to sea at night, but not as frequently in recent weeks since demand is down amid the country's devastating coronavirus outbreak. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 4, the 95th day of 2020. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, ...

Fish-oil firm keeps 'sustainable' label despite controversy

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine S...

New Taiwan rules detailed for quarantine of deep-sea fishing boat crews

Crews on deep-sea fishing boats that have anchored in other countries or engaged in improper interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic will be subject to 14-day quarantine on their vessel when they re...

Fishermen return from sea with big catch, no place to sell

The coronavirus literally traveled over them from Asia to California while they were on the high seas catching tuna. They were as safe as anyone doing one of the most dangerous jobs...

People over coral?: Florida could ban sunscreen bans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Key West wants to protect the coral reefs that are vital to the southernmost city's economy. The Florida Legislature is saying not so fast. A year after Key ...

ILO says working conditions improve in Thai seafood sector

BANGKOK (AP) — A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that s...

Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors, making...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Authorities probe death of oil tanker captain in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan prosecutors are investigating the death of an oil tanker captain killed after a group of masked assailants boarded the ship, officials said Wednesday. ...

US lobstermen may see relief from steep Chinese tariffs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is making U.S. lobster eligible for a tariff reduction, good news for lobster fishermen who lost a key export market during trade hostilities, Maine's congressional delega...