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California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

Aug. 22, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial...

Correction: Alaska-Salmon Hatcheries story

Aug. 21, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about Alaska salmon hatcheries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska salmon hatcheries release 1.8 billion pink salmon fry annually. Total Alaska hatchery releases of all salmon and rainbow trout in 2018 was 1.8 billion fish, with pink salmon...

Canadian boy bitten by shark at Florida beach

Aug. 21, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Canadian boy was bitten by a shark while vacationing with his family at a Florida beach. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials told news outlets the 12-year-old boy was found Wednesday bleeding with puncture wounds. Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Battalion Chief...

Delaware official defends lifeguards' handling of sick shark

Aug. 21, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Lifeguards at a Delaware beach drew criticism for placing a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) dying shark into a trash can, but a beach official says guards acted in the interest of public safety. The Delaware News Journal reports an unresponsive shark that washed up on Rehoboth...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Aug. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in "good health" and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on...

The Latest: Swimmer in 'good health' after shark bites

Aug. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a shark biting a woman twice in Hawaii (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Hawaii police say a woman bitten twice by a shark while swimming in a bay is expected to be released from a hospital. Police say the 27-year-old woman is reported to be in "good health." According to...

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again

Aug. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement with Carlos...

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug. 19, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance sued NOAA Fisheries in U.S. District Court in Seattle, saying the agency has failed to act on a...

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Aug. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did...

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...