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Death of Juneau, Alaska mayor under investigation, police say

Juneau - Alaskan authorities in the capital city are investigating the death of Juneau's recently-elected mayor, while simultaneously deflecting rumors surrounding the mysterious case.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Asian carp: The other white fish

Asian carp were imported to the United States in the 1970's to control algae in aquaculture ponds. But much like the mongoose that was imported to the Hawaii islands to control rats, the carp proliferated and are now an invasive, nuisance species.

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.

Saving the western and central Pacific Ocean bigeye tuna

Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have suggested their research may have found a way forward to help the ill-fated bigeye tuna.

Fisheries Minister promoting ‘flexibility’ for water pollution

Vancouver - Canadian Federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has created controversy and drawn harsh criticism from environmental advocates over statements in a letter recently released where he promotes options allowing the industry to contaminate fish habitats.

Op-Ed: World resources running out, says UN report

Sydney - A UN panel has warned that the world’s resources of food, water and fuel are running out. The panel wants an “evergreen revolution” for sustainable development and management of resources. So after 50 years of warnings, someone’s noticed.

Op-Ed: Mark Kurlansky — It is 'Time to Wake up and Smell the Fish’

I just finished reading a borrowed, autographed copy of Mark Kurlansky's book entitled “Cod, A biography of the fish that changed the world” and decided that this is a book that I must have in my shelf so I can read it again. I purchased my own copy.

Canada's lakes slowly being converted into mining waste dumps

Canada has an abundance of water which has long been a source of food and income, as well as many providing many different recreational pursuits. Lately, Canada has been putting some of its lakes to a new use - containment ponds for mining wastes.

New Findings on Impact of Climate Change on Global Fisheries

Scientists have for the first time calculated the likely impact of climate change on the distribution of more than 1000 species of fish around the globe.

New Online Report on Massive Jellyfish Swarms Released

Massive swarms of stinging jellyfish and jellyfish-like animals are transforming many world-class fisheries and tourist destinations into veritable jellytoriums.
 

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Fishing boat  Magerøya  Norway.
Fishing boat, Magerøya, Norway.
Fanny Schertzer
This map shows fishing by trawlers  which drag fishing nets behind them. They dominate fishing in co...
This map shows fishing by trawlers, which drag fishing nets behind them. They dominate fishing in coastal areas, such as fisheries near Europe and China.
Global Fishing Watch
Thailand warned of potential ban on seafood imports to EU.
Thailand warned of potential ban on seafood imports to EU.
YouTube
The French Fishing vessel Alf (LS683637  MMSI 228378000) during a storm in the Irish Sea in March  2...
The French Fishing vessel Alf (LS683637, MMSI 228378000) during a storm in the Irish Sea in March, 2013.
Photo: Royal Navy/MOD
Total harvest of Atlantic cod 1950-2012.
Total harvest of Atlantic cod 1950-2012.
Data provided by FAO
This map shows activity of fishing vessels that use drifting longlines. They roamed the high seas  e...
This map shows activity of fishing vessels that use drifting longlines. They roamed the high seas, especially in tropical latitudes.
Global Fishing Watch
A stern full of Bristol Bay Sockeye. The F/V Mecca. Captain: Turk. Deckhand: Marco Casagrande. 2006.
A stern full of Bristol Bay Sockeye. The F/V Mecca. Captain: Turk. Deckhand: Marco Casagrande. 2006.
Härmägeddon
Over three billion people rely on the oceans for their daily protein.
Over three billion people rely on the oceans for their daily protein.
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Scene from a video of a Blue Fin Tuna Cutting Show at Mitsuwa  NJ.
Scene from a video of a Blue Fin Tuna Cutting Show at Mitsuwa, NJ.
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The total amount of marine fish caught in New Zealand waters between 1950 and 2010 is 2.7 times more...
The total amount of marine fish caught in New Zealand waters between 1950 and 2010 is 2.7 times more than official statistics suggest, according to the best estimate to date.
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Fishing boats at the beach at Bang Sen  Thailand
Fishing boats at the beach at Bang Sen, Thailand
SeaDave from Fairlie, Scotland
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