Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years. The N...

Catch limits increase for key West Coast groundfish species

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal fisheries managers are increasing catch limits for several West Coast groundfish species that were previously overfished, a move that marks the greatest expansion of a We...

Proposed cut for herring harvest could affect lobster catch

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to harvest, and the chan...

Taiwanese fishing vessels caught killing dolphins, finning sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has reportedly completed a new report that charges illegal and unethical conduct aboard many of Taiwan’s fishing vesse...

Trump admin approves seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is authorizing use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, prompting outrage from critics who say the pr...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 26 The Washington Post on a new federal climate change report: ...

New WildAid Campaign Urges Thailand to Say No to Shark Fin at Weddings

As part of its Celebrate with No Shark Fin campaign, WildAid has released a 30-second video message starring Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, a popular Thai actor with a deep passion for sharks, the ocean an...

Deal done: Key points in the EU-UK Brexit agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has formally agreed a divorce agreement with Britain, the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc. The deal consists of a legally binding withdrawal agreement...

Key points in the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU

LONDON (AP) — The draft divorce agreement between British and European Union negotiators has two parts: a legally binding withdrawal agreement, which runs more than 580 pages, and a 26-page political ...

Regulators close Maine's shrimp fishery for next 3 years

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regulators are closing the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been taking a year-t...

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that so...

Palau President arrives in Taiwan for state visit

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. of Palau, one of Taiwan's six diplomatic allies in the Pacific, arrived in Taiwan Saturday for a state visit, according to the Ministry of For...

What makes coral reefs resilient?

(WildAid) - It's no secret that coral reefs around the world have been experiencing more frequent and intense coral bleaching events. What is curious though, is that some corals seem to be thrivin...

Humpback whale calf rescued from net off Australian beach

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A whale calf has been freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast. Experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries a...

Japan to revise northern Pacific sei whaling program

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it will revise one of its two major research whaling programs after an international organization said bringing home and selling sei whale is illegal — a possible setback for J...