Deadly sea snake has a doppelganger
(Phys.org)—Scientists have discovered that the lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species with separate evolutions, which resulted in identical snakes.
Has overfishing ended? Top US scientist says yes
(AP) -- For the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won't take too much of any species from the sea, one of the nation's top fishery scientists says.
Record radiation in fish off Japan nuclear plant
A pair of greenlings have shown the highest level of radioactive caesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in waters off Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said Tuesday.
Australia declares world's largest marine reserves
Australia Friday officially declared the creation of the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting more than 2.3 million square kilometres (0.89 million square miles) of ocean environment.
EU finally ends shark finning
The European parliament on Thursday called a definitive halt to shark finning, the long contested practice of fishermen slicing off fins and throwing the live body overboard to drown.
Millions of stranded prawns blanket south Chile coast
Millions of small prawns became stranded on a beach in southern Chile this week, carpeting a three-kilometer (two-mile) strand in red, local fishermen and police said.
Japan aquarium shows mysterious clear-blood fish
The deep oceans have yielded many mysteries that have puzzled people for centuries, from the giant squid to huge jellyfish that look like UFOs. To that list add a fish with totally transparent blood.
'Dead or alive' bounty offered for China piranhas
Authorities in southern China have moved to quash a bizarre piranha threat, offering bounties and free bait amid fears the aggressive South American fish has invaded a river, state media said on Thursday.
Fishermen want humpback whales off endangered list
(AP)—A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to take northern Pacific humpback whales off the endangered species list.
High-Tech fishing net finalist for Dyson Award
Economic growth will not feed the hungry, say researchers
(Medical Xpress)—New research on India's rural poor has revealed that the country's impressive economic growth has not made a significant dent in its low levels of adult and child nutrition.
Mystery over dead fish in California harbor
Californian fishermen and harbor chiefs were puzzled after millions of dead anchovies were found floating in a marina just south of Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Closing recreational fishing areas for shorter times could benefit fish and fishermen
Recreational fishing causes Cape Cod salt marsh die-off
Recreational fishing is a major contributor to the rapid decline of important salt marshes along Cape Cod because it strips top predators such as striped bass, blue crabs, and smooth dogfish out of the ecosystem, according ...