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Toss back big fish, especially females: study

Tampa - When fishing, local laws often require anglers to throw back any fish that are too small. But a study Thursday found it is more important to toss back big ones, especially females.

Suriname halts fishing after deadly attacks

Paramaribo - Recent deadly attacks on Surinamese fishing boats have frayed nerves and brought the country's deep-sea fishing sector to a grinding halt, officials said Friday.

Cyprus on frontline against lionfish invasion of Med

Equipped with harpoons and waterproof notebooks, Louis, Carlos and Antonis dive deep into the crystal clear waters of Konnos Bay in Cyprus on a mission to capture predatory lionfish.

Indonesia seizes alleged 'slave ship' wanted by Interpol

Jakarta - Indonesia seized an alleged "slave ship" following a dramatic high seas chase sparked by an Interpol alert after the vessel escaped capture in China and Mozambique, authorities said Tuesday.

Race for Mexico's 'cocaine of the sea' pushes 2 species toward extinction

San Felipe - The dried fish parts don't look like much to the novice eye, but the totoaba swim bladders discreetly displayed in this shop in Guangzhou, China sell for up to $20,000.

Boat set alight as UK fishermen hold anti-EU protests

Fpo - "Burn the flag!" chanted the crowd in a British fishing port on Sunday, as a boat adorned with the EU flag was set on fire in one of a series of Brexit rallies held around Britain.

UK fishermen launch nationwide protests over Brexit

London - British fishermen launched protests in ports around the country Sunday over perceived capitulation to the European Union in Brexit negotiations.

Fishermen fear Brexit betrayal as countdown begins

Kirkoswald - On the dockside in Brixham, a bustling fishing port in southwestern England, the fear is that Britain's departure from the European Union may prove a false dawn for hopes of taking back control.

N. Korean boat skipper gets suspended jail term in Japan

Apo - A North Korean fishing boat captain was handed a suspended prison sentence by a Japanese court Tuesday for stealing items including electronic appliances after being rescued from his stranded vessel last year.

Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution

Saitama - Japan may be an island nation surrounded by the bounty of the sea, but businessman Tetsuro Sogo is looking inland to raise one of the country's most loved sushi fish: salmon.

Fishing in troubled water between Croatia and Slovenia

Savudrija - For two decades Diego Makovac has made a trouble-free living fishing for sole in Piran Bay. But he now faces a flurry of Croatian and Slovenian patrol boats as the two countries fight over the water.

Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing

Scheveningen - The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen.

Top European chefs take electric pulse fishing off the menu

Paris - More than 200 top chefs across Europe have pledged to stop sourcing seafood obtained by electric pulse fishing, days before an EU vote that could expand the use of the controversial technique, an ocean advocacy group said Thursday.

Slovenia and Croatia in fishing waters row as court deadline looms

Ljubljana - Slovenia is threatening from Saturday to fine fishermen from neighbouring Croatia who continue to throw nets in a small bay on the Adriatic after an international arbitration ruling in Ljubljana's favour.

N. Korean crew members arrested in Japan after items vanish

Toukyo - Japanese police on Saturday arrested three North Korean crew members for suspected theft, a spokesman said, amid a fresh wave of North Korean "ghost ship" fishing vessels washing up in Japanese waters.

Food shortage, sanctions behind N.Korean rescues in Japan: analysts

Toukyo - A severe shortage of food and foreign currency as international sanctions bite are contributing to a fresh wave of North Korean "ghost ship" fishing vessels washing up in Japanese waters, analysts said.

Arctic, major fishing nations agree no fishing in Arctic, for now

Ottawa - Arctic and major fishing nations, including China, announced Friday that they have agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing in Arctic waters before a fishery in the icy region is even feasible.

Hopes dashed for giant new Antarctic marine sanctuary

Sydney - Hopes for a vast new marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica were dashed Saturday after a key conservation summit failed to reach agreement, with advocates urging "greater vision and ambition".

EU gives Vietnam 'yellow card' over illegal fishing

Brussels - The European Union said Monday it has given a "yellow card" to Vietnam, warning the Pacific country it could ban seafood exports unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal fishing.

Police divers find bodies in Australia fishing tragedy

Sydney - Australian police divers have recovered the bodies of two fishermen from a sunken trawler and were Sunday searching for four others missing since the boat capsized nearly a week ago.

World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

Moscow - Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat.

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Sydney - Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

Wellington - The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

Wal-Mart says it stopped fish imports from N.Korea-linked plant

New York - Wal-Mart said Thursday it no longer imports fish from a Chinese factory that employed North Koreans after a report said the US retailer may have inadvertently subsidized the nuclear-armed state.

An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore

Datang - Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land.

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Fass - Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally.

Ecuador prison for Chinese fishers caught in Galapagos

Quito - A court in Ecuador sentenced the crew of a Chinese ship caught fishing endangered sharks in the Galapagos marine reserve to prison terms on Sunday.

Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poaching

Toukyo - Japan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewellery.

Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar's 'sea gypsies'

- With a swift breath the teenage boy dives into the turquoise waters of southern Myanmar, a spear clutched in his hand, but below him lies nothing but a graveyard of broken, grey coral.

World's biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans

To protect overfishing and to maintain an ecological balance a group of major international fishing companies are working together. The scope of works centers around a new charter.
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A fishing port in Thailand's southern province of Pattani
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Brandon McCafferty showing off a chain pickerel while fishing in Nova Scotia
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