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2011-02-10 13:52:02

Study finds seine net elimination an important step to the recovery of robust fish communities.

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2010-04-06 13:19:48

The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

2009-05-29 12:45:55

The world's oldest sea turtles -- leatherbacks and loggerheads -- will become extinct unless U.S. agencies do more to protect them, a lawsuit says. To save the turtles, the Obama administration must alter the policies set by former President George W.

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2009-05-06 10:15:48

According to a UN report released Wednesday, lost and discarded fishing nets continue to trap fish for years and are becoming a growing threat to the planet's marine ecosystem.

2008-08-02 15:00:12

BELLINGHAM, Wash. _ A strange brown slime attributed to some kind of plankton bloom is coating nets on fishing grounds in the Strait of Georgia, making it nearly impossible for many local fishermen to get their share of this year's Fraser River sockeye salmon run in Washington state.

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 4--Unlike other areas of the state where salmon runs have lagged, millions and millions of sockeye are pouring into Bristol Bay. Normally that's a glorious thing for commercial fishermen.

2008-06-25 21:02:22

CORDOVA, Alaska _ In a fishing town hit as hard as anywhere by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the reaction Wednesday to the Supreme Court ruling from disappointment to resignation to disgust.

2008-06-18 12:00:00

State biologists eyeing the low harvest to date in the famed Copper River salmon fishery said June 6 that the catch level may be an indicator of a possible later than usual run.

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2008-03-19 00:15:00

Biologists say a small stubby-nosed porpoise found only in Mexico's Sea of Cortez is on the verge of extinction, as the number killed in fishing nets each year exceeds the number being born.

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2008-02-26 11:25:00

According to new research, the catch-and-release rule, which implies keeping larger fish while releasing the smaller ones, could actually be counterproductive.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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