Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs

BERLIN (AP) — A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in ...

Taiwan, Japan discuss maritime cooperation in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taiwan-Japan maritime affairs cooperation meeting got underway in Taipei on Monday afternoon (Dec. 2). Taiwan and Japan have in recent years come up with sev...

2 dead, 9 missing after fishing boat sinks off Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco says two people have died and nine others are missing after a fishing boat with at least 11 crew members aboard capsized off southwest Morocco. The Moro...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Tuvalu foreign minister visits Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe visited President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Nov. 20), receiving congratulations for the Pacific island’s democratic electio...

Taiwanese brown sugar bubble milk tea on S Korea’s top food list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan brown sugar bubble milk tea is among the most popular food and drink choices in South Korea this year, according to a report released by the country’s Agro-Fi...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. ...

Future of Gulf of Maine draws scientists, leaders to event

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists and leaders from New England and Canada are gathering in Maine this week for an event focused on what the warming of the ocean will mean for the region. ...

Commission: Virginia let company defy fishing limits in bay

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fishing regulators say the state of Virginia allowed a Canadian-owned company that makes fish-oil supplements to defy catch limits for a tiny and oily fish in the Chesapeake Bay. ...

Thailand to seek talks with US on trade privileges loss

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Officials say Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood. ...

Regulations for Taiwan guava exports to US finalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After approving the import of Taiwan’s guavas to the U.S., the two governments have finalized the details for shipments to begin. Last Thursday (Oct. 17), the U.S...

Pledges at int'l ocean meeting in Norway reach $64 billion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says countries at a two-day conference have pledged at least 583 billion kroner ($64 billion) toward protecting the oceans. Forei...

Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending ...

Tension over whale plan between lobstermen, feds thaws

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group representing Maine's lobstermen says it's now willing to work with the federal government on a plan to protect right whales after withdrawing its support for the plan th...

Taiwan's fishing industry still flouting human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new paper has been published this week detailing the human rights abuses of workers on board Taiwanese coastal and deep water fishing industry vessels. The 20-page Hu...