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Israel rushes to protect marine life as Mediterranean warms

Nov. 14, 2022 02:12 AM EST

ROSH HANIKRA MARINE RESERVE, Israel (AP) — Between the cliffs and crags of Israel’s submerged prehistoric coastline, a Mediterranean ecosystem is surging back to life. Giant groupers flourish among the rocks, a psychedelic purple nudibranch sea slug clings to an outcrop, and a...

Climate reshapes life for tenacious gannets on Quebec isle

Nov. 13, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PERCE, Quebec (AP) — On Quebec’s Bonaventure Island, the ghosts of human habitation from years past and the birds that breed there now in extraordinary numbers tell the same story: of lives lived hard in a place of fairy-tale beauty. You see this from the tender ages on the...

Report: Over 100,000 fishing-related deaths occur annually

Nov. 03, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 100,000 people die in fishing-related accidents each year, more than triple earlier estimates, and many of those fatalities were preventable, according to a report released Thursday. A range of factors are contributing to the problem, including abuses by...

New Zealand leader Ardern makes rare trip to Antarctica

Oct. 28, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared awestruck Thursday to be standing in the Antarctic hut of explorer Ernest Shackleton. “I think when you’re a kid and you read stories about Shackleton, you’d never imagine you’d have the...

Fishermen face shutdowns as warming hurts species

Oct. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators and the seafood industry are grappling with the possibility that some once-profitable species that have declined with climate change might not come back. Several marketable species harvested by U.S. fishermen are the subject of quota cuts,...

Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections

Oct. 27, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica's pristine waters. Conservationists say new marine protected areas and rules to prevent overfishing are desperately needed, but that...

Texas importer sues government in fish feud at end of world

Oct. 18, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small Texas seafood importer has sued the federal government for blocking a shipment of fish from protected waters near Antarctica — an area at the center of a diplomatic feud dividing the normally allied U.S. and U.K. governments. Southern Cross Seafoods said in...