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Progress made on protecting sharks, groups say

(AP) -- An international conservation conference in Paris made progress Saturday on protecting sharks but didn't do anything to save the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which has been severely overfished to feed the market for sushi ...

dateNov 28, 2010 in Ecology
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Battle lines emerge in bluefin tuna battle

A meeting on the fate of the Atlantic bluefin tuna got into its stride on Thursday as Europe mulled a call for a modest cut in catches and Japan said it would propose a fishing ban on nations that cheat.

dateNov 18, 2010 in Ecology
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Fence goes up to keep Asian carp out of Chicago canal

The latest weapon in the fight against Asian carp doesn't look much like a weapon at all: It's a 13-mile concrete and steel mesh fence that splits the narrow divide between the Des Plaines River and the Chicago Sanitary and ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Ecology
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Gulf seafood industry tries to shake an oily image

(AP) -- The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude began gushing from the sea floor. But those who harvest, process and sell the catch face a new crisis - convincing ...

dateAug 07, 2010 in Environment
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