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Environment concerns add new species to US overfished list

Aug. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Changes in the environment, including warming waters, are prompting the U.S. government to add eight populations of fish to its federal overfished list, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. The annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries said two...

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, slowly coming back

Jul. 10, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction. More than a century later, some populations of the massive bottom feeding fish are showing signs of recovery...

Greenpeace sounds alarm about North Atlantic shark fishing

Jun. 27, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Greenpeace is warning about overfishing of endangered sharks in the North Atlantic, often by Spanish and Portuguese boats. The group published a report Thursday arguing that tens of thousands of endangered sharks are killed each year because of a lack of measures to protect them in...