Australia: Rescuers save 100 whales after mass stranding

Rescuers saved 108 long-finned pilot whales that got caught up in Australia's largest mass stranding, officials confirmed on Saturday. In total, 470 whales became stranded on sandbars at Macquari...

GS1 Hong Kong Launches Quality Food Scheme+ to Boost Traceability, Food Safety Control and Management for Local Food Industry

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - GS1 Hong Kong launches a brand new "Quality Food Scheme+" programme to encourage food & beverage enterprises to adopt more stringent measures...

Indigenous activists clash with UN over proposed park

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When farmer May Cho Win learned that a conservation project proposed by the U.N. Development Program in Myanmar would include the land she’s worked for over a decade, the 28-...

Appeals court: NOAA can't make rules for offshore fish farms

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico. The law granting authority over fi...

Chinese media speculate government will give up Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese media were hinting that the Three Gorges Dam has already done its best against the torrential rain and the flooding, suggesting the Chinese government was preparin...

The 8th "Xinhui Yamen Gudou Crab Festival" Grandly Opens to Indulge Summer Craze at "Crab Party at Planet Galaxy Beach"

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 June 2020 - The 8th "Xinhui Yamen Gudou Crab Festival" will be held from 20 June to 20 August in Xinhui Gudou Hot Spring Town, which is familiar to many Hong Kon...

Over 10 shrimp and crayfish farms in Taiwan report cases of mysterious virus from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 10 shrimp and crayfish hatcheries across Taiwan have reported cases of a mysterious new virus from China, resulting in tens of thousands of the crustaceans being...

Baby eel prices drop as Maine fishermen grapple with virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The price of one of the most lucrative marine resources in Maine — baby eels — has tumbled as fishermen grapple with the difficulty of working around constraints caused by the c...

Look left, turn right.. jump! Islands offer remote tourism

LONDON (AP) — Wish you could travel to a faraway island during the lockdown? The Faroe Islands are offering remote tourism, where web users can control a real life tour guide to trek around the remote...

Open sores, lower numbers likely not invasive lionfish's end

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new disease has caused open sores that can eat into the muscles of invasive lionfish and appears to have contributed to an abrupt drop in their numbers in the northern Gulf of Mex...

Dutch firm proposes to build $110M fish farm in Maine

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) — A Dutch firm’s proposal to build a fish farm in Maine would make it the first in the country to cultivate yellowtail on a commercial scale. Dutch-based firm K...

Brazil oil spill leaves local fishermen in the lurch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Holding his breath for 90 seconds, Arivaldo Sousa dives to depths of up to 65 feet (20 meters) to haul lobsters from the seafloor off Bahia state, one of tens of thousands of fis...

Salmon farmers defend transparency after Canada fish escape

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A salmon farming group is defending its effort to be transparent with the public about the problem of escaped fish in the wake of an incident in which hundreds of fis...

Salmon group says it found dozens of fish farm escapes

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A salmon conservation group says its researchers have intercepted more than 50 salmon it believes escaped from aquaculture operations near a river close to the border...

Visitors to Taiwan invited to sample island’s milkfish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fisheries Agency (FA) of Taiwan on Monday (Aug. 12) held a press event to promote one of the island’s most commercially important fish – the milkfish. M...