Fish

January 30, 2018 - 12:03 pm
The federal government says the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act to help the species recover. The shark lives along the East Coast of the United States, off southern California and in international waters all over the world. Conservation group...
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January 24, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the...
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January 22, 2018 - 12:17 am
Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. "Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem of catching rare species when seeking exploitable ones. The...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:57 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A shark named Mary Lee whose movements were followed by many Georgians has gone silent, but a male great white shark is now being tracked off the coast. The Savannah Morning News reports that the male shark named Hilton is revealing its migrations and a steady stream of...
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FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod that will be auctioned off sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Cod were once the backbone of New England's commercial fishing fleet, but catch has plummeted in the wake of overfishing and environmental changes. Officials now say there are some positive signs for the cod stock, and quotas are set to increase slightly this spring after years of heavy cutbacks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
January 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal statistics say America's catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year. Cod were once the backbone of New England's commercial fishing fleet, but catch has plummeted in the wake of overfishing and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration — a development the state attorney general is using to try to persuade Northwest...
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January 09, 2018 - 9:01 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific. Nan Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. Then she saw the shark. She's heard on a video...
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January 04, 2018 - 12:33 am
OLD LYME, Connecticut (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean's most popular recreational fisheries. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:53 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 3,500-pound (1,588-kilogram) great white shark made famous online has vanished from electronic monitoring. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports no one has seen or heard from Mary Lee since her transmitter's last ping in June. Mary Lee has been the darling of the East...
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