Hawaii at center of fight over aquarium fish

Jun 27, 2014

Hawaii at center of fight over aquarium fish

The waters off Hawaii’s largest island are home to half a million brightly colored tropical fish that are scooped up in nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston. Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Big Island ...

Electric fishes' secrets found in DNA 'toolbox'

Jun 27, 2014

Electric fishes' secrets found in DNA 'toolbox'

Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. Researchers on Thursday unveiled a genetic blueprint of the electric eel — ...

May 27, 2014

Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat

Vietnam said a Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, sharpening already high tensions between the two nations over their overlapping territorial claims in the waters. The alleged incident occurred around 30 kilometers from ...

More whales being hit by ships along U.S. East Coast

May 24, 2014

More whales being hit by ships along U.S. East Coast

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard for this time of year, a federal agency said. There were three ...

Japan reports world's first bluefin spawning in onshore tank

May 24, 2014

Japan reports world's first bluefin spawning in onshore tank

The Fisheries Research Agency has succeeded in spawning bluefin tuna and retrieving fertilized eggs in large onshore tanks at a research institute in Nagasaki, it said. The world’s first successful bluefin spawning in a dedicated onshore facility that can control water temperature and day ...

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

Apr 12, 2014

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

An unexpected catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said he had landed a cod with a sex aid in its stomach. Bjoern Frilund, 64, said Friday he found a 5- to 6-kg cod in his net while fishing for ...

Mar 2, 2014

Indonesia hopes to cash in as a haven for manta ray tourism

Indonesia is now the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead. The government on Friday announced that manta rays within the archipelago’s 5.8 million square ...

Oct 18, 2013

More Fukushima fishermen start trial operations

Another group of Fukushima Prefecture fishermen restarted operations on a trial basis Friday for the first time since the nuclear plant disaster began in March 2011. The move by a fisheries cooperative based in the prefecture’s southern district of Iwaki came after the Soma ...