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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...

Japan to halve tuna catch in Northern Pacific

Tokyo - Japan plans to slash by half the amount of juvenile bluefin tuna taken from the Northern Pacific starting in 2015, compared to the 2002-2004 average, reports said Sunday.The Fisheries Agency has decided to increase protection for bluefin tuna amid inte...

EU, Iceland and Nordic mackerel quota talks break down

K - Negotiations over mackerel fishing quotas have fallen apart, Iceland said Thursday, extending a dispute dubbed "the mackerel war" that has been a thorny issue in the country's EU membership bid.The European Union, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway ...

Australia rescues 13 shipwrecked Iranians off Pakistan

Sydney - An Australian warship has rescued 13 Iranians shipwrecked off Pakistan on its way to the Middle East to join an international force conducting counter-terrorist and anti-piracy operations, officials said Wednesday.HMAS Darwin came across the men on Sat...

Alaska mine could be blocked to save salmon fisheries

Washington - US environmental authorities made a rare move Friday to block a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska before it even gets under way, in a bid to protect wild salmon.The Pebble Mine project has the potential to be one of the biggest open pit copper min...

Catch a fish, win a car at Estonian festival

- Saturday was ice fisher Meelis Parnamae's lucky day when his catch won him a car worth 15,000 euros ($20,000) at Estonia's annual Gold Fish Festival.Parnamae was among more than 4,000 people who headed to frozen Lake Viljandi in southern Estonia anglin...

WTO sets up panel to rule on Mexico-US tuna label feud

Geneva - The WTO on Thursday set up a panel in a renewed attempt to settle a dispute over US "dolphin friendly" labels which allegedly hit imports of Mexican-caught tuna, trade sources said.

Antarctic Marine Reserve proposal rejected by China, Russia

Covering 1.9 million sq. mi., the Ross Sea is one of the most species-rich marine environments in the world. The Ross Sea and East Antarctic, part of the Southern Ocean, are in danger of over-fishing and in need of the world's protection.

Review: 'Duck Dynasty — Battle of the Beards' don't make you a 'redneck'

If being “redneck” is simple, the development of the app for the iPhone and iPad, Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards, is quite the antithesis.

EU moves to curtail overfishing

The European Parliament has agreed to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing. At the same time the body rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats.

Op-Ed: Mangroves and locals threatened by El Salvador tourism aid plans Special

Communities and mangroves are under threat from plans to develop the east coast of El Salvador, according to local groups and environmentalists.
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