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President Bush called for a halt to all types of destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday, saying the United States will work to eliminate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.
Bluefin tuna risk being fished to extinction in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, a conservation group warned Wednesday, appealing for an immediate ban on catches of the highly prized fish.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Illegal fishing has devastated Europe's stocks of the highly prized bluefin tuna and threatens the species' survival in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, environmental campaign group WWF said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs to try harder to stop hundreds of illegal fishermen venturing into Australia's northern waters, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday.
By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Leaning over the edge of their rickety wooden fishing boat the Indonesian fishermen attach long sharpened pieces of bamboo to the side of the vessel in a bid to fend off an Australian navy patrol boat pursuing them.
The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, around seamounts and continental shelves in the colder waters. The...
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