South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Dec 2, 2014

South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Rescuers searched Monday for more than 50 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, officials said. At least one person died. Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one body, but weather and water ...

Nov 1, 2014

Antarctic marine reserve plans again fail to move ahead

Environmental groups said Saturday that Russia and China had blocked a plan to create the world’s largest marine reserve in a vast swath of ocean off the coast of Antarctica. The countries that make decisions about Antarctic fishing finished a 10-day meeting late Friday ...

Oct 3, 2014

Environmentalists threaten boycott over rare New Zealand dolphin

Environmentalists are threatening to call a boycott of New Zealand’s billion-dollar seafood export industry unless the government boosts efforts to save the world’s rarest dolphin, which has dwindled to a population of just 50. The Maui’s dolphin, the world’s smallest and scarcest sub-species, is ...

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

U.S. scientists won’t get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to allow researchers to view them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council said marine scientists on a tour with the author’s ...

Sep 10, 2014

Vietnam accuses China of beating fishermen

Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of beating several of its fishermen and has demanded severe punishment for those involved in an incident that could increase tensions in a sea dispute between the communist neighbors. Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry posted a statement on its website late ...