Fish

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Riley Starks of Lummi Island Wild shows three of the farm-raised Atlantic salmon that were caught alongside four healthy Kings in Point Williams, Wash. The Washington Legislature on Friday, March 2, 2018, voted to phase out marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture, an industry that has operated for decades in the state but has come under fire after tens of thousands of nonnative fish escaped into local waters last summer. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 11:21 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature on Friday voted to phase out marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture, an industry that has operated for decades in the state but came under heavy criticism after tens of thousands of nonnative fish escaped into waterways last summer. After lengthy debate, the...
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In this Sept. 9, 2016 photo, a Monkfish dwarfs other fish being are offered for sale at a market in Portland, Maine. Members of the fishing industry, regulators and environmentalists are trying to convince U.S. consumers in 2018 to eat more of the particularly weird looking fish. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
March 01, 2018 - 12:36 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the fishing industry, regulators and environmentalists are trying to convince U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird looking fish. Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Simon Pierce, Jonathan Green checks on a fin-mounted satellite tag on a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands area of Ecuador. Despite typically being bigger than a double-decker bus, the elusive whale shark has only tiny, almost useless teeth. It's also one of the least understood animals in the ocean. (simonjpierce.com via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 3:09 am
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador (AP) — Scientists have spent time diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands to help solve some of the most enduring mysteries about the biggest shark in the sea. Despite typically being bigger than a double-decker bus, the elusive whale shark has only tiny, almost...
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FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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February 03, 2018 - 3:31 pm
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is known for its unusual memorials and statues, and the city of Eufaula is adding to the list with a monument to a fish. Officials in the lakeside town on the Georgia border have unveiled a 12-foot-tall replica of a largemouth bass to celebrate its claim as the "Big...
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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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