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Taiwan bans fishing of great whites, megamouths, basking sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's government on Tuesday (Nov. 10) announced a ban on the catching of great white sharks, megamouth sharks, and basking sharks with violators facing a fine of up...

Taiwan set to ban fishing of elusive megamouth sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan is expected to announce a fishing ban on three shark species on Thursday (July 16) in a move hailed as a success for the country's conse...

Vietnam protests Taiwan naval drills around the Spratly Island group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam has lodged an official protest with Taiwan’s government over ongoing live-fire drills near the Spratly Islands, it was reported on March 23. Vietnam has c...

Newfoundland's northern cod on rebound

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Northern cod are making a comeback off of Newfoundland and Labrador almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban devastated the Canadian province. ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, are ch...

Vietnam slams Chinese fishing ban in South China Sea

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has slammed a fishing ban China has imposed in parts of the disputed South China Sea, saying it violates Vietnamese sovereignty and further complicates the tense situatio...