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International
Fisheries

UK - Fishing fury: Norway leads coastal rebellion against UK as British boats remain 'tied up'

BRITISH fishing vessels remain "tied up" as Norway leads a coastal rebellion after Britain left the European Union.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day’s worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem

International
Fisheries

Canada - ‘It’s more than just a fish:’ Scientists worry cod will never come back in N.L.

The latest assessment of Atlantic cod stocks, whose collapse crushed the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador, has scientists worried the species will never recover without drastic change within the federal Fisheries Department.

International
Fisheries

World - From Baja to the Arctic, scientists struggle to solve the mystery of gray whale deaths

Scientists struggle to explain why the gray whale population plummeted by nearly a quarter between 2016 and 2020.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Longest endangered sawfish ever measured by researchers washes ashore in Florida Keys

A massive sawfish that ranks as the longest ever measured by researchers turned up dead in the Florida Keys, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

International
Fisheries

NZ - A plea to better protect native fish

Three incidents in quick succession show fish aren’t being properly protected, Forest & Bird argues. David Williams reports.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

USA - New study estimates three times more Red Snapper in Gulf of Mexico

A huge discovery for researchers after overfishing nearly wiped out the species.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - ‘Creepy’ eyeball creatures washing up on Texas beaches, experts say. What are they?

Unusual “eyeball” creatures are washing up along a Texas beach, perplexing wildlife experts, officials say.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Pacific heat wave had lasting impacts on Gulf of Alaska marine species

When a heat wave swept through the northeast Pacific Ocean between 2014 and 2016, it changed the marine makeup of the Gulf of Alaska. The warm water decimated some commercial fish populations.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Four gray whales found dead in eight days in San Francisco Bay area

In the span of eight days, four gray whales were found dead in the San Francisco Bay area, their carcasses washed ashore on beaches and state parks.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Harvesters to NOAA: Ecosystem-based solutions are needed

Recommendations for climate-resilient fisheries include a reduction in carbon emissions

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska throws its weight behind salmon trollers in lawsuit over endangered killer whales

Over a year after a Washington state-based conservation group filed suit in federal court to halt commercial fishing for king salmon in Alaska, the State of Alaska has decided to intervene in the case.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Key Federal Fisheries Advisory Panel Loses Alaska Native Voice

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council often flies under the radar, meeting in dimly lit conference rooms and delving into technical questions about fish stocks and ecosystems. But it has a hugely important job: conservation of species and managing offshore fisheries for species like cod, pollock and crab, which are huge economic drivers for coastal communities on the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

International
Fisheries

CAN - Ropeless fishing tech could help save rare whale, say scientists (with ASPN Podcast)

Virtual buoys and time triggered traps reduce risk to endangered North Atlantic right whale, but reactions among fishers in US and Canada are mixed

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As halibut decline, Alaska Native fishers square off against industrial fleets

The tiny fishing fleet from St. Paul is losing the fight for halibut, up against factory ships that throw away more of the valuable fish than the Indigenous fishers are allowed to catch.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Crabbing Groups Oppose Legislation Requiring ‘Ropeless’ Gear

The crabbing industry, a part of the commercial fishing industry that generated an estimated $100 million on California’s North Coast in 2017, has been beset by increased regulation, the effects of climate change and internal negotiations in recent years.

International
Fisheries

World - Massive collapse of Atlantic cod didn't leave evolutionary scars

Atlantic cod was once one of the most important fish species in the world. The big, long-lived predator helped feed Europe and North America for centuries. But decades of overfishing in the mid–20th century caused populations to crash, wiping out 30,000 jobs in Canada alone and financially devastating many coastal communities.

Northeast
Fisheries

USA - Our Last, Best Chance to Save Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon are perilously close to extinction in the United States. Taking down a few dams could go a long way to aiding their recovery, experts say.

West Coast
Fisheries

USA - Pacific waters off the West Coast showed improved productivity, says NOAA

Cooler temperatures created a robust environment for nutrient-rich plankton to proliferate

Southeast
Fisheries

USA - Births among endangered right whales highest since 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all.

Southeast
Fisheries

USA - NMFS delays excluder rule for shrimp skimmer trawls

A final rule requiring the use of turtle excluder devices in the Southeast shrimp skimmer trawl fisheries is being delayed until Aug.1, 2021, NMFS officials announced Tuesday.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - TIPPING POINT

Spike in manatee mortalities a symptom of an ecosystem on the brink of collapse

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Additional $255 million aid from CARES Act; NMFS extends observer waivers

An additional $255 million in fisheries assistance funding is coming from Congressional CARES Act authorization of last year to help fishermen and related businesses hit by covid-19 income losses, NMFS announced Thursday.

Northeast
Fisheries

RI - Fishing Report: Wind farm has helped fishermen

“Anglers who fish the Block Island Wind Farm say it has been beneficial for fishing.” said a study published in Marine Policy, an international journal of ocean affairs.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Washington's razor clam season shut down by hazardous algal blooms

For thousands in the state, razor clamming represents culture and heritage. But state and tribal agencies are trying to protect people from harmful toxins.

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