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...

Japan searching for N. Korean boat crew who fell into sea

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard is searching for crewmembers who fell to sea from a wooden North Korean fishing boat that capsized off Japan's northwestern coast. Japan's coast...

Taiwan legislator calls for single platform to access all maritime regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Do you know where in Taiwan you can go swimming, surfing, or catch fish? Probably not, and that’s why a legislator wants to straighten out the confused situation. ...

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...

Feds eye lobstermen’s concerns about plan to save whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says it’s considering the concerns of a lobster fishermen’s group about a plan to try to save an endangered species of whale. The plan c...