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Maine's first eel season with new controls going swimmingly

May. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching . Baby eels, called elvers, are one of the most lucrative marine resources in the U.S. on a per-pound basis, but the fishery...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

Apr. 28, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin City's opulent...

Baby eel fishermen hope for year free of poaching, shutdowns

Mar. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishermen began several weeks of taking to rivers and streams to fish for baby eels Friday, which marked the start of a high-stakes season harvesters hope isn't interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago. Fishermen in Maine use nets to harvest baby eels, called...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

Mar. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises. The Environment Department promised to provide social programs and jobs for fishing communities...

Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature center

Mar. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

ISLAS MARIAS, Mexico (AP) — It's unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed "productive" projects that once aimed to make the...