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...

Update: Bridge collapses in NE Taiwan, 6 dead, 12 injured

Update: 10/03 1:00 p.m. The body of a sixth missing foreign migrant fisherman was recovered at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), 48 hours after the suspension bridge crushed the three fishing boats the...

President's windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) — The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by th...

As bluefin recover, a new fight about how to fish for them

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal plan that could loosen the rules about fishing for one of the most debated species in the ocean has attracted the attention of fishermen and environmentalists, some of...

New climate report: Oceans rising faster, ice melting more

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is making the world's oceans warm, rise, lose oxygen and get more acidic at an ever-faster pace, while melting even more ice and snow, a grim international science asses...

Forced sell-off of 'Codfather' assets begins

A father-and-son team from Massachusetts and other buyers are acquiring scallop fishing boats owned by a disgraced fishing magnate nicknamed the Codfather. The sale of Carlos Rafael'...

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. The head of Mississippi's Depar...

Taiwan fishermen in Solomons urged to be vigilant after break of ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese fishing vessels conducting activities around the Solomon Islands are advised to exercise caution, as the two countries severed diplomatic ties on Monday (Sept. 1...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such ...

US biologists eye unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an "unusual mortality event."...