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Caspian states agree on aquatic bioresources management

The Commission on Aquatic Bioresources of the Caspian Sea has approved the project on preservation and rational use of aquatic bioresources of the Caspian Sea, and sturgeons in particular.

Caspian states agree on aquatic bioresources management
Giant grouper. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.
Giant fish eats 4ft shark in just one bite

A goliath grouper has eaten a four-foot blacktip shark in just one bite. The video capturing the shark being swallowed by the giant grouper went viral on the Internet.

Giant fish eats 4ft shark in just one bite
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US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve

The United States joined forces with other nations Tuesday to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing.

US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official

A Chinese ship rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat amid a tense territorial confrontation in the South China Sea over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig, a Vietnamese official said.

Chinese ship sinks Vietnam fishing boat: Vietnam official
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Massive fish die-off at Caspian Sea

Eco Mangystau, a non-governmental agency, reported a mass fish die-off in Kazakhstan's section of the Caspian sea.

Massive fish die-off at Caspian Sea
Photo courtesy of azh.kz
Atyrau fishers catch giant sturgeon

Atyrau fishers from Amangeldi Production Cooperation have caught a giant sturgeon in the Caspian sea.

Atyrau fishers catch giant sturgeon
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Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire

Six people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island on Monday, with efforts underway to rescue its missing captain, the coastguard said.

Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN's top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
Photo courtesy of blog.chinatraveldepot.com
Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up

A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China's largest freshwater lake, a Beijing newspaper reported Friday.

Ancient stone bridge revealed after Chinese lake dries up
Tengrinews.kz file photo
Fish dives in East Kazakhstan Oblast: Prosecutor's Office

The fish population has greatly reduced in water reservoirs of Kazakhstan's East Kazakhstan Oblast: Oblast Prosecutor's Office.

Fish dives in East Kazakhstan Oblast: Prosecutor's Office
Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'
Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'

Cutbacks to tuna fishing agreed at a crucial Pacific regional fisheries conference to prevent over-fishing have fallen short of expectations, the head of the fisheries management body said Saturday.

Pacific tuna cutbacks 'fall short of expectations'
Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches
Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches

Conservationists and fishing industry representatives expressed confidence Thursday they were close to agreement on cutbacks in the lucrative tuna fishing industry in the Pacific.

Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat

Sifting through freshly caught sardines at a port in southern Thailand, Shi-Jai is one of thousands of migrant workers -- including women and children -- who keep the kingdom's huge fishing industry in business.

Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Scientists demand New Zealand save 'sea hobbit'
Scientists demand New Zealand save 'sea hobbit'

Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to immediately ban fishing in waters inhabited by the world's rarest dolphin, saying that losing even one of the creatures will threaten the species' existence.

Scientists demand New Zealand save 'sea hobbit'
Study maps accidental killings of sea turtles
Study maps accidental killings of sea turtles

Sea turtles can get accidentally caught and killed in fishing operations, and new research out Monday seeks to map this phenomenon for the first time in a bid to save the endangered creatures.

Study maps accidental killings of sea turtles
US aims to protect Antarctic amid calls for fishing ban
US aims to protect Antarctic amid calls for fishing ban

US Secretary of State John Kerry joined forces Monday with Australia and New Zealand to call for marine sanctuaries in Antarctica, as conservationists sought a fishing ban in the pristine seas.

US aims to protect Antarctic amid calls for fishing ban
Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law
Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law

Chile's senate approved a proposed new fisheries law Thursday amid opposition criticism that it would award fishing concessions to just a few families.

Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law
Photo courtesy of heraldsun.com.au
Australian super-trawler ban in doubt

Australia's hopes of blocking a controversial super-trawler from fishing in its waters looked uncertain with the opposition speaking out against the move and a key independent lawmaker expressing reservations.

Australian super-trawler ban in doubt
Death toll from S. Korea typhoon climbs to 15
Death toll from S. Korea typhoon climbs to 15

South Korean rescuers Wednesday resumed a search for 10 missing crewmen from two Chinese fishing boats as the confirmed death toll from a strong typhoon rose to 15.

Death toll from S. Korea typhoon climbs to 15
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Spain complains to Britain in Gibraltar fishing row

Spain made a formal complaint to Britain Friday in a simmering dispute over fishing off the territory of Gibraltar.

Spain complains to Britain in Gibraltar fishing row