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Migingo Island: a rocky marriage between Uganda and Kenya

A rounded rocky outcrop covered with metallic shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle.

Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing

Chiz - Fishermen illegally trawling the Indian Ocean might soon find they have more to worry about than the proverbial albatross around their neck -- real bad luck might now lurk in the form of one of the birds spying on them from the sky.

Tunisia fishermen turn tide to cash in on blue crab menace

Djerba - Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying jihadists of the Islamic State group.

Sayonara Tsukiji! Exodus as relocation of Tokyo's famed fish market begins

Apo - Hundreds of fishmongers on forklifts and trucks rose before dawn in Tokyo to join a mammoth exodus of vendors as the world-famous Tsukiji market relocates to a new site.

Going, going, gone! Tokyo's Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before move

Apo - Tokyo fishmongers gathered before dawn Saturday for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closed its doors to move to a new site.

Last orders as Tokyo's Tsukiji market relocates

Apo - For decades, Tokyo's Tsukiji market has been the beating heart of a world-class culinary capital, supplying Michelin-starred chefs and drawing tourists who queue for hours to glimpse pre-dawn tuna auctions.

Five Egyptian fishermen freed in north Cyprus

Apo - Five Egyptian fishermen detained in breakaway northern Cyprus have been freed, Egypt's foreign ministry said Friday, after diplomatic protests against their arrest by Turkish forces.

UK, French fishermen strike deal in 'Scallop Wars'

London - British and French fishermen reached an agreement on Wednesday in the so-called Scallop Wars over fishing in the Channel, following clashes at sea between rival boats.

France tells UK fishermen: keep out of contested scallop waters

Paris - France's agriculture minister on Friday urged British fishermen to keep out of contested scallop-rich waters near the French coast that were the scene of clashes between competing boats this week.

France tells UK fishermen: keep out of contested scallop waters

Paris - France's agriculture minister has urged British fishermen to keep out of contested scallop-rich waters near the French coast that were the scene of clashes between competing boats this week.

EU urges 'amicable' end to Franco-British scallop war

Apo - The European Commission on Wednesday urged France and Britain to find an "amicable" solution after fishermen from the two countries clashed in the English Channel over a hoard of scallops.

Scallop skirmish erupts between French and British fishermen

Caen - French and British fishermen clashed in the English Channel on Tuesday over a hoard of scallops, French sources said, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Tripoli - Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

French fishing trawler nets WWII bomb

Rennes - A French fishing trawler netted a World War II bomb containing nearly a tonne of explosives off the coast of Normandy on Friday, prompting the emergency evacuation of the crew while the device was returned to the seabed, authorities said.

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boat

Gaza - With hundreds of empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income.

Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

Maiduguri - The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria's military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food.

Icelandic wildlife group calls for hybrid whale killing probe

Reykjav - Icelandic conservationists have asked prosecutors to probe whether the killing of a rare hybrid whale was illegal, a lawyer said on Thursday.

Shark kills Czech tourist swimming in waters off Egypt

Apo - A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, authorities said Sunday.

Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

Abu Dhabi - In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame.

One dead, one missing as Spanish fishing boat sinks near Argentina

Buenos Aires - One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off Argentina on Wednesday, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Argentine Navy said.

Win for wildlife as krill fishing restricted in Antarctica

Sydney - Five major krill fishing firms Tuesday agreed to halt operations across huge swathes of the Antarctic to help protect wildlife in a move hailed as "bold and progressive" by conservationists.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Menuf - Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Philippines demands China stop taking fishermen's catch

Manila - The Philippines on Monday demanded that China stop confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, calling the practice "unacceptable".

Digital management tool to improve fishing efficiency

A new digital platform can target the most abundant fishing areas and help to reduce the catch of unwanted or protected species. The software relies on satellite data, maps and environmental observations.

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.
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