Fish http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29719/all en Iceland lowers mackerel quota in spat with EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/iceland-lowers-mackerel-quota-spat-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STOCKHOLM, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Iceland has lowered its mackerel quota in a move that could ease the risk of the European Union barring Icelandic fishermen from its ports in a row over mackerel fishing.</p> <p>Iceland's industry ministry said the north Atlantic island would fish 15 percent less mackerel this year than in 2012, taking the catch to 123,182 tons, to help assure sustainability of the stock.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/iceland-lowers-mackerel-quota-spat-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Fish Mackerel Scomber Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:36 +0000 5744681 at http://www.globalpost.com Iceland cuts mackerel quota but fails to meet EU demands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iceland-cuts-mackerel-quota-fails-meet-eu-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Icelandic officials said Monday that the country would cut its controversial mackerel fishing quota by 15 percent, but the EU nonetheless criticized the decision, saying the amount of fish to be taken remained "excessively high."</p> <p>Reykjavik and the EU are at odds over fishing rights, with a "mackerel war" heating up in late 2010 after Iceland unilaterally multiplied its catch quota.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iceland-cuts-mackerel-quota-fails-meet-eu-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Fish Mackerel Oily fish Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:46 +0000 5745481 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa convicts great white shark hunter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/safrica-convicts-great-white-shark-hunter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court has convicted a man for killing a great white shark in the country's first-ever ruling on such a case, the agriculture and fisheries ministry said Monday.</p> <p>The landmark decision was lauded by conservationists who said they hoped the move will help dissuade others from hunting the protected species.</p> <p>A Western Cape court last Friday fined recreational fisherman Leon Bekker 120,000 rand ($13,400, 10,000 euro) for catching and killing the predator in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/safrica-convicts-great-white-shark-hunter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cartilaginous fish Fish Sharks AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:45:59 +0000 5745556 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Comeback cod lessens gloom over emptying oceans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/insight-comeback-cod-lessens-gloom-over-emptying-oceans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Norway, Russia see cod boom despite global overfishing</p> <p>* Other revivals off developed nations; crisis still for poor</p> <p>* Global warming may help in north, causes damage elsewhere</p> <p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p>ABOARD HAUNES, Norwegian Sea, Feb 10 (Reuters) - It was hours before dawn on a heaving Arctic sea, and snow showers were making it hard for Kurt Ludvigsen to find his fishing buoys with the trawler's powerful searchlight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/insight-comeback-cod-lessens-gloom-over-emptying-oceans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Fisheries Seafood Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:30:04 +0000 5751595 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-INSIGHT-Comeback cod lessens gloom over emptying oceans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-insight-comeback-cod-lessens-gloom-over-emptying-oceans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(repeats story with no changes to text)</p> <p>* Norway, Russia see cod boom despite global overfishing</p> <p>* Other revivals off developed nations; crisis still for poor</p> <p>* Global warming may help in north, causes damage elsewhere</p> <p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-insight-comeback-cod-lessens-gloom-over-emptying-oceans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Fisheries Seafood Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:30:18 +0000 5752371 at http://www.globalpost.com Anxiety drug pollution makes fish go rogue: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/anxiety-drug-pollution-makes-fish-go-rogue-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anti-anxiety drugs find their way into wastewater where they make fish more fearless and antisocial, with potentially serious ecological consequences, researchers said Thursday.</p> <p>Scientists examining perch exposed to the sedative Oxazepam -- which, like many medications, passes through the human body -- found that it made them more likely to leave their school and strike out on their own.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/anxiety-drug-pollution-makes-fish-go-rogue-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Fish Technology Water AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:04:24 +0000 5756040 at http://www.globalpost.com Perch exposed to human anti-anxiety drugs become isolated, aggressive-study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/perch-exposed-human-anti-anxiety-drugs-become-isolated-aggressi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fish turned aggressive, anti-social and bold - scientists</p> <p>* Exposure of fish to the drug is global problem - scientists</p> <p>* Expanding study to look at wider environmental implications</p> <p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>BOSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Wild perch living in water tainted with a commonly prescribed human anti-anxiety drug aggressively feed, shun other fish and become careless, according to the results of a study presented at a meeting of scientists on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/perch-exposed-human-anti-anxiety-drugs-become-isolated-aggressi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Lactams Organochlorides Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:46:33 +0000 5756198 at http://www.globalpost.com Aquarium fights to get disabled turtle swimming again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/aquarium-fights-get-disabled-turtle-swimming-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ruairidh Villar</p> <p>KOBE, Japan, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Life looked grim for Yu, a loggerhead turtle, when she washed up in a Japanese fishing net five years ago, her front flippers shredded after a brutal encounter with a shark.</p> <p>Now keepers at an aquarium in the western Japanese city of Kobe are looking for a high-tech solution that will allow the 25-year-old turtle to swim normally again after years of labour and 27 models of prosthetic fins behind them without achieving their goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/aquarium-fights-get-disabled-turtle-swimming-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Sea turtles Zoology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:00:19 +0000 5756563 at http://www.globalpost.com Aviation industry dons shark skins to cut fuel consumption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/aviation-industry-dons-shark-skins-cut-fuel-consumption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying shark skin.</p> <p>In its never-ending quest to develop more aerodynamic, more fuel-efficient aircraft, the aviation industry believes the ocean's oldest predator, the shark, could hold the key to cutting energy consumption.</p> <p>Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa announced earlier this month that two of its Airbus A340-300 jets would take part in trials starting this summer to test the properties of shark skin in flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/aviation-industry-dons-shark-skins-cut-fuel-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbus A380 Aviation Fish Human Interest Technology AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:30:24 +0000 5757935 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia announces shark, manta ray sanctuary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indonesia-announces-shark-manta-ray-sanctuary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesia has announced a new shark and manta ray sanctuary, the first to protect the species in the rich marine ecosystem of the Coral Triangle, known as the "Amazon of the ocean".</p> <p>Environmentalists Wednesday welcomed the creation of the 46,000-square-kilometre (18,000-square-mile) protection zone, in an area at risk from both overfishing and climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/indonesia-announces-shark-manta-ray-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fish Manta ray Sharks Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:01:27 +0000 5760944 at http://www.globalpost.com Americans frequent victims of 'seafood fraud': report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/americans-frequent-victims-seafood-fraud-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of "widespread seafood fraud," according to a report out Thursday.</p> <p>Fully one-third of 1,215 fish samples collected by researchers proved to be a different variety than what was written on the label, according to Oceana, an advocacy group working to protect the world's oceans.</p> <p>The report was released as Europe is roiling from its own food packaging scandal, after millions of prepared food items labeled as containing beef were found to have been made with horsemeat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/americans-frequent-victims-seafood-fraud-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquaculture Disaster Entertainment Environment Fish Fish products Health Labor Social Issues Technology Weather AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:31:41 +0000 5762693 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand man killed in shark attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A New Zealand man was killed in a shark attack on Wednesday at a beach near Auckland, ambulance officers said.</p> <p>The attack took place at Muriwai Beach, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Auckland at about 2:00 pm (0100 GMT), a St. John Ambulance spokeswoman said.</p> <p>"The deceased is a 47-year-old male, that's all we've got at the moment," she told AFP.</p> <p>Media reports said police shot the shark while attempting to rescue the victim, who had been swimming off the beach when the attack occurred.</p> <p>ns/mfc/jw</p> Coastline of New Zealand Fish Sharks AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:16:07 +0000 5767971 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-NZ man fatally attacked by shark, police open fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nz-man-fatally-attacked-shark-police-open-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Clarifies data in final paragraph)</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A New Zealand man was attacked and killed by a great white shark on Wednesday in a rare fatal shark incident in the country, prompting police to open fire.</p> <p>Police said they fired shots at the shark after a man was fatally bitten at Muriwai beach located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Auckland, one of many beaches dotted along the North Island's west coast that are known for their wild surf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nz-man-fatally-attacked-shark-police-open-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Shark attack Sharks Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:00:34 +0000 5768108 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand man killed in shark attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A New Zealand man was killed in a rare shark attack at a popular tourist beach on Wednesday, with police forced to shoot at the predator from a boat to retrieve the victim's body, officials said.</p> <p>The attack took place at Muriwai Beach, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Auckland at about 1:30 pm (1230 GMT), police said, and is the first confirmed shark fatality in the country for more than 35 years.</p> <p>The St John ambulance service said the victim was a 47-year-old man, who witnesses said was a local who had been swimming about 100 metres offshore when he was attacked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-zealand-man-killed-shark-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Jaws New Zealand Sharks AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:15:34 +0000 5768118 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>New Zealand man fatally attacked by shark, police open fire</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Human Interest Sharks Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:15:56 +0000 5768422 at http://www.globalpost.com