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2007-11-16 15:00:00

By VERENA DOBNIK POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. - The journey starts at the dock here, on Long Island, about an hour's drive east of Manhattan. And it all comes back to Point Lookout, too. The worn wooden dock is home to a fleet of three commercial trawlers, plus dozens of scallop and hook-and-line boats that go out into the cold Atlantic Ocean and return with the fruits of the wild, salty waters. The catch goes to seafood dealers near and far - or, delicately garnished, to the tables of swank New...

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2007-04-14 11:17:28

SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the nation's most ambitious plans to protect marine life was approved Friday when a state panel voted to ban or restrict fishing across more than 200 square miles of water off Central California. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously designated 29 marine preserves between Santa Barbara and Half Moon Bay, 13 of which would be off-limits to all anglers, commercial and recreational. Deep water fishing would be prohibited in the rest. The plan is the first piece...

2006-11-29 18:00:39

By Tom Groening, Bangor Daily News, Maine Nov. 28--PORT CLYDE -- One fisherman died and another survived after their vessel sank Sunday about 80 miles east of Portland. Jim Weaver of Thomaston, a crewman aboard the Taylor Emily and believed to be in his late 30s, died. His body was recovered by a fishing boat Monday morning. Chris Yattaw, age unknown, also of Thomaston, survived the sinking and was rescued Sunday night by another fishing boat. Yattaw was transferred to a Coast Guard...

2006-08-22 00:55:05

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived an epic voyage across the Pacific Ocean in a small fishing boat have arrived in the Marshall Islands, setting foot on land for the first time in more than nine months. The three men walked off the Taiwanese tuna trawler that found them two weeks ago floating in their 25-foot (8-meter) fiberglass boat about 5,000 miles from their departure point, the Mexican Pacific coastal town of San Blas. Their bare feet were...

2006-08-17 15:21:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived for nine months as their small fishing boat drifted across the Pacific Ocean tossed two other men overboard after they died of starvation during the journey, officials said on Thursday. The three were rescued last week by a trawler more than 5,000 miles from Mexico's Pacific Coast fishing village of San Blas, where they left for what was supposed to be a routine shark fishing trip last November. Stranded on the high seas for nine...

2006-08-16 07:17:00

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen found drifting in the Pacific Ocean could have been lost for almost a year and two others were missing and presumed dead, the manager of a fishing company that rescued them said on Wednesday. Early reports suggested the fishermen had been lost at sea for about three months and drifted more than 8,000 km (5,000 miles) before they were found by a Taiwanese tuna fishing trawler in waters between the Marshall Islands and Kiribati on...

2006-08-15 23:55:30

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, prompting Japan to protest over what appeared to be the first fatality in 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had asked the Russian side for details and that, if the fisherman had indeed been shot to death, it may seek both an apology and compensation. In a statement it demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three...

2006-04-09 22:04:37

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Harouna Diop remembers the days when there were only six small wooden fishing boats working the waters off Nouakchott's barren coastline. Just hours at sea in one of the richest fishing grounds in the world were enough to fill the long, brightly-colored vessels with sardinella, horse mackerel, snapper and tuna. Nowadays his son can spend a week on the water and still struggle to catch enough fish to earn a living. He and his fellow fishermen...

2006-03-03 12:20:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, a report said on Friday. The so-called High Seas Task Force, comprising six governments and three conservation organizations, also urged tighter rules for trawlers, better monitoring of marine stocks and improved international cooperation to catch pirates. "Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing...

2006-03-03 05:02:57

PARIS (Reuters) - Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, an international report said on Friday. The so-called High Seas Task Force, comprising six governments and three conservation organizations, also urged tighter rules for trawlers, better monitoring of marine stocks and improved international cooperation to catch pirates. "Illegal, unreported...