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2008-09-18 18:00:29

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - The annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins next week in Vigo, Spain, the most important port for Spain's high seas fishing fleet. The major challenge facing NAFO at the meeting next week is to deliver on the commitment NAFO made in May 2008 to protect cold- water corals and other deep-sea ecosystems from the destructive impacts of bottom trawl fishing in time to meet the deadline set by the United...

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2006-10-03 12:55:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor. Bush directed the State and Commerce departments to promote "sustainable" fisheries and to oppose any fishing practices that destroy the long-term natural productivity of fish stocks or habitats such as seamounts, corals and sponge fields for...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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