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Abandoned fishing gear harms wildlife

A new report examines the effects of "ghost fishing" on marine life. This is where fish, crabs and other marine life are drawn into nets and traps by the dead and decomposing bodies of other creatures.

Four castaways rescued off Mexico after month adrift

- The Mexican navy has rescued four fishermen from Colombia and Ecuador who spent more than a month adrift in a small boat after getting lost at sea and running out of fuel.

Fishing main hurdle to Antarctic marine reserves: Australia

Sydney - Access to fishing was the main stumbling block to agreement on two vast marine reserves in Antarctica, the head of the Australian delegation to international talks said Saturday.

Marine populations 'slashed by half since 1970'

Ginebra - Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food suffering some of the greatest declines, WWF warned Wednesday.

Illegal fishing off Somalia 'risks return of piracy'

Nairobi - Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off Somalia's once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation and could push communities back to maritime crime, a report warned Tuesday.

Japanese town's controversial dolphin hunt begins

Toukyo - A small Japanese town began its controversial dolphin hunt on Thursday after bad weather delayed the start, according to a local fisheries official, while a separate whaling hunt was due to start at the weekend.

Japan releases 'Flipper' dolphin trainer after arrest

Toukyo - Japanese police said Wednesday that they have released US animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper", after he was arrested near the infamous whaling town of Taiji.

Japan arrests 'Flipper' trainer as dolphin hunt starts

Toukyo - Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested US animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper", near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt.

Interview: Hank Jr. lets us know what he's been up to Special

Love him or hate him, Hank Williams Jr. is a national institution, as well known for his political views and extra-curricular activities as he is for his music. He tells us about his upcoming new album and what he likes most about performing live.

Sound-emitting gadget promises to turn 'fishing into catching'

A father-son team invented a gadget, "Fish Call," that helps anglers get more bites from a device that emits sounds into the water that attract various kinds of fish.

Shark attacks surfer off La Reunion

Saint-leu - A shark attacked a surfer and tore off a "good chunk" of his arm off the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, according to officials and witnesses.

Nova Scotia offers free fishing this weekend Special

Halifax - Nova Scotians and fishing enthusiasts are invited to participate in the province's annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend on Saturday,June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

China illegally fishing in Africa, Greenpeace study finds

Bejing - Chinese companies have been illegally fishing off the coast of West Africa, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said in a study Wednesday, at times sending incorrect location data suggesting they are as far away as Mexico.

U.S. govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Miami - Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government.

Culling seals to protect salmon causes anger

Edinburgh - This year in Scotland, so far, some 205 seals have been legally killed by farmers in order to protect their fish stocks. The issue has proved controversial with many environmentalists.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

Sea Shepherd in dramatic rescue of Antarctic 'poaching' ship crew

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said it rescued 40 crew members from a sinking "poaching" ship it was pursuing for months for allegedly illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean, but described the ship's sinking as suspicious.

Pakistan arrests 45 Indian fishermen: Police

Karachi - Pakistani marine forces have arrested 45 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said Saturday.

Sea cumbers remain in danger as popularity as food source rises Special

Trade in shark fins has fallen in the past year, according to a new study. This is despite the continuing popularity for shark’s fin soup in China.

War and Perch: In east Ukraine, ice fishing relieves fighting

Verbovka - A few dozen men brave the east Ukrainian winter to go fishing on frozen Lake Krynka in a bid to relax, but few can forget the war raging around them.

Sea Shepherd in epic chase of Antarctic 'poaching' ship

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Friday it has been chasing a "poaching" ship for three weeks amid heavy ice flows in an attempt to stop the crew from illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean.

Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats to stop illegal fishing

Jakarta - Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats Friday, the navy said, as the world's biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters.

Where can aquaculture companies fish for more leaders? Commissioned

They say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but these days, there’s plenty more fish in the aquaculture farm. Here's what you need to know about this burgeoning business.

Healthy forests make for better fishing

Sudbury - New research points to important linkages between healthy forests in boreal ecosystems and the viability of fish stocks in those freshwater lakes. The study was carried out at Daisy Lake, in Sudbury, Ontario.

Tiger allegedly attacked Indian fishermen and carried off father

Kolkata - An Indian family was allegedly attacked by a tiger who carried off the elderly father. Tiger attacks are becoming somewhat common in India according to local and worldwide news.

Video: Terrifying Siberian tiger incident has happy ending

Some local fishermen in China were just minding their own business when a Siberian tiger attempted to board their boat. This incident has some interesting implications for the biosphere of China.

Review: McKellar's Newfoundland comedy may charm, but never seduces Special

Feel-good comedies like “The Grand Seduction” remind me of “nice guys” who try to attract women with flowers and nonstop compliments. Sure, he's harmless, he may even be sincere, but where's the edge? What makes him different from the others?

Norwegian fisherman lands dildo-eating cod

Oslo - An unexpectedly sexy catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said Friday he had landed a cod with a dildo in its stomach.

EU slaps seafood trade ban on Belize, Cambodia, Guinea

Brussels - In its toughest move yet to eradicate illegal fishing, the European Union on Monday blacklisted Belize, Cambodia and Guinea, effectively banning their products from the world's most valuable seafood market.The move to target the three "as countries act...

EU mackerel deal with Norway and Faroes angers Iceland

K - The European Union has reached an agreement over controversial mackerel quotas with Norway and the Faroe Islands, prompting an angry reaction from Iceland on Thursday.The deal, agreed in London on Wednesday -- a week after negotiations with Iceland bro...
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Peñuelas Lake used to be a very popular fishing place for residents of the Valparaiso region. Most ...
Peñuelas Lake used to be a very popular fishing place for residents of the Valparaiso region. Most of the water is gone, the fish have nearly disappeared.
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The harbor was designed for small sailing vessels, and an awkward turn was required to avoid the protruding end of the outer harbor.
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Greece, fishing from harbour
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Green Bay NS
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Just so you know, these worms are fishing worms, not ribbon worms.
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Brandon McCafferty showing off a chain pickerel while fishing in Nova Scotia
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Some people thought they were getting this fish when they were eating Tilapia.
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An aquaculture fish farm
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Fisherwoman on Tybee Island, Ga.
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Brandon McCafferty trout fishing
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Two friends fishing in a small boat on a river
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Dr. Dennis Apeti, Mussel Watch scientist, brings up a trawl full of oysters for testing

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