To Pressure Taiwan, China is Now Targeting its Grouper Exports

Taiwan’s lucrative grouper industry is bracing for heavy losses after China’s recent ban on imports of the fish from the island.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fishing-commercial, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kaohsiung-taiwan, #politics-and-government, #taiwan

Subsidized Ocean Fishing Threatens the Sea’s Bounty

With help from their governments, fishing boats are able to range farther, remain at sea longer and catch more fish.

#china, #european-union, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #oceans-and-seas, #pew-charitable-trusts, #russia, #seafood, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #world-trade-organization

E.P.A. to Block Pebble Mine Project in Alaska

The E.P.A. said it would ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed, a decision that very likely means the end of the Pebble Mine project.

#alaska-natives, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #clean-water-act, #copper-brass-and-bronze, #environmental-protection-agency, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-limited-partnership, #pebble-mine-bristol-bay-alaska, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #salmon, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Climate Change Threatens California’s Vital Kelp Forests

These kelp forests sequester more carbon dioxide than the state’s redwood groves.

#california, #carbon-dioxide, #coastal-areas, #conservation-of-resources, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #seaweed

Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion

The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #atlantic-ocean, #auctions, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #oceans-and-seas, #wind-power

A Sinking Boat Caught Her Eye During a Zoom Call

All three crew members of a fishing boat named Bing Bing were rescued after a woman working from home saw the vessel capsize off Scituate, Mass. “She saved our lives,” one survivor said.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #fishing-commercial, #joe-roderick, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #pam-harght, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #scituate-mass

On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition

From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.

#coast-erosion, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mosquito-supper-club-new-orleans-la-restaurant, #restaurants, #seafood

La vaquita marina podría ser el próximo animal en extinguirse

Solo quedan unas diez de estas marsopas, pero los científicos dicen que aún hay esperanza. Su destino depende en gran medida del gobierno mexicano.

#baja-california-mexico, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mexico, #vaquitas

Vaquitas Could Soon Be Extinct. Mexico Will Largely Determine Their Fate.

Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.

#baja-california-mexico, #biodiversity, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #gulf-of-california-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #politics-and-government, #san-felipe-mexico, #sea-shepherd-conservation-society, #totoaba, #vaquitas

France Detains British Boat as a Fight Over Fishing Rights Escalates

The British government summoned France’s ambassador for talks over the incident, the latest sign of cross-Channel tension between the two countries.

#european-union, #fishing-commercial, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit

Chuck Bundrant, Pacific Fisheries’ ‘Henry Ford,’ Dies at 79

In 1961 he arrived in Seattle with no job, no skills and $80. Over the next 60 years, he built a seafood empire and transformed the industry.

#alaska, #bundrant-chuck, #deaths-obituaries, #fast-food-industry, #fishing-commercial, #pollock-fish, #seafood, #trident-seafoods

The Lummi Nation’s Secret to Saving Fragile Ecosystems

The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?

#army-corps-of-engineers, #british-columbia-canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #refineries, #salmon, #ships-and-shipping, #washington-state

California Sea Urchin Are Destroying Coastal Kelp Forests

The spiny creatures have destroyed nearly all of California’s kelp forests, what marine biologists call “the lungs of the ocean.”

#fishing-commercial, #oceans-and-seas, #octavia-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #quince-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #reefs, #restaurants, #seafood

Plant-Based ‘Fish’ Is Here (and Lab-Grown Versions Are Coming)

Sophisticated, plant-based alternatives that mimic seafood are cropping up at restaurants and grocery stores around the world. And “cultivated” seafood, grown in labs from real cells, is on the horizon.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #good-food-institute, #impossible-foods-inc, #seafood, #vegetarianism

Why There’s Been a Sudden Population Crash for Rare Whales

North Atlantic right whales had been making a slow recovery, but ocean changes linked to global warming are pushing down their numbers again, scientists say.

#canada, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #gulf-of-maine, #gulf-of-st-lawrence, #oceanography-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #united-states, #whales-and-whaling

Sea Scallops Farmed in Maine Aren’t Just Sustainable. They’re Helping Their Habitat.

There are only a handful of these farms in the United States, most run by fishing families in Maine. But their number is growing.

#fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #maine, #scallops

Citing Forced Labor, U.S. Blocks Fishing Boat From Fiji

The action was part of a larger Customs crackdown. Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #fiji, #fishing-commercial, #forced-labor, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-crime, #seafood, #ships-and-shipping, #tuna, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #wind-power

Consider the $34 Lobster Roll

The pandemic has exacerbated a price spike in the iconic New England summer sandwich.

#bangor-daily-news, #fishing-commercial, #lobsters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reds-eats, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wiscasset-me

Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against

The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #dominion-energy, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #merchant-marine-act-of-1920-jones-act, #orsted-as, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #wind-power

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking

The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #atlantic-ocean, #current-biology-journal, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

The Birds and the Buoys: Using Googly Eyes to Avert Extinction

A pair of looming eyes could scare away seabirds from fishing nets in which they are often entangled.

#birds, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #innovation, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

UK and France: Jersey Fishing Rights Dispute Escalates

A dispute over fishing rights ballooned, leading the countries to send ships to the island of Jersey in the English Channel. No, they’re not likely to go to war.

#european-union, #fishing-commercial, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jersey-isle-of, #politics-and-government

U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute

French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.

#channel-islands, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Some Statues Tell Lies. This One Tells the Truth.

Billy Frank Jr. changed the country for the better and won rights for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

#fishing-commercial, #frank-billy-jr-1931-2014, #grant-ulysses-s, #lincoln-abraham, #native-americans, #salmon, #washington-state

Peter Warner, 90, Seafarer Who Discovered Shipwrecked Boys, Dies

That story, which has sometimes been called a real-life “Lord of the Flies,” was just one episode in a life filled with adventure.

#australia, #deaths-obituaries, #fishing-commercial, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sydney-to-hobart-yacht-race, #tonga, #warner-peter-1931-2021

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On

Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in the abundance.

#alaska, #bristol-bay-alaska, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #pacific-ocean, #salmon, #travel-and-vacations

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

The White House said the program could create tens of thousands of new jobs while moving the country toward clean energy

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #odlin-marty, #whales-and-whaling

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric

In Senegal, Spurred by Tragedy to a Life of Empowerment

After her son’s death, Yayi Bayam Diouf decided to fish for a living. That meant challenging Senegal’s patriarchy. She won, and brought countless women with her.

#content-type-personal-profile, #diouf-yayi-bayam, #fishing-commercial, #senegal, #women-and-girls

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

Shark Populations Are Crashing, With a ‘Very Small Window’ to Avert Disaster

Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #sharks

Treasure Washes Up on Venezuela’s Shore, Bringing Gold and Hope to a Village

Venezuela’s economic meltdown had pummeled a proud fishing village. Then jewelry started mysteriously surfacing on its beach, easing the pain of an economic crisis.

#coastal-areas, #fishing-commercial, #gold, #jewels-and-jewelry, #piracy-at-sea, #treasure-troves, #venezuela

​E.U. Reveals ​Openness to a No-Deal Brexit

The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes

Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.

#castex-jean, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #von-der-leyen-ursula

How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.

#chemicals, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #salmon, #science-journal, #tires, #water-pollution

Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors

Denying a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska is a commendable move, finally, by the Trump administration.

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fishing-commercial, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All

A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-commercial, #food, #maori, #new-zealand, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seafood, #waste-materials-and-disposal

‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska

Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #bering-sea, #defense-and-military-forces, #fishing-commercial, #north-american-aerospace-defense-command, #russia, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The Issue That Might Sink the Brexit Trade Talks: Fishing

In cash terms, the fishing industry contributes little to the British economy. So why is it proving such a sticking point in negotiations?

#european-union, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market

Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

#adam-allan-athabasca-chipewyan-first-nation-chief, #canada, #discrimination, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nova-scotia-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #singh-jagmeet, #trudeau-justin

An Alaska Mine Project Might Be Bigger Than Acknowledged

In secretly recorded meetings, executives with the Pebble Mine project said the operation could run nine times longer than outlined in their permit filings.

#environment, #environmental-investigation-agency, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-mine-bristol-bay-alaska, #salmon, #united-states-politics-and-government

New Conditions on Alaskan Mine Could Delay Vast Project That Donald Trump Jr. Opposes

The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.

#alaska, #army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #mines-and-mining, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

#amur-river, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #furgal-sergei-i, #khabarovsk-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #salmon, #world-wildlife-fund

The Dangers of Mining the Deep Ocean

The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #international-seabed-authority, #mines-and-mining, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

The Sunday Read: ‘A Speck in the Sea’

This is a story about isolation — and the struggle to close the space between us.

#audm-inc, #fishing-commercial, #montauk-ny, #united-states-coast-guard

It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. Over an Alaskan Mineral Mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #ayers-nick-1982, #bristol-bay-alaska, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #mines-and-mining, #pebble-limited-partnership, #pebble-mine, #salmon, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan Mine

The Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk.

#alaska, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lakes, #mines-and-mining, #pipelines, #salmon, #water-pollution

Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobsters, #whales-and-whaling