Overfishing

Catch limits increase for key West Coast groundfish species

Dec 11, 2018

US officials say they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago in a crisis that posed a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries

A controversial comeback for a highly prized tuna

Aug 29, 2018

A highly prized species of tuna appears to be slowly recovering in the Atlantic Ocean

Senate looms as big test for changes to US fishing laws

Jul 29, 2018

Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws

UN says fish production rising, overfishing still a problem

Jul 9, 2018

The U.N. food agency says global fish production is expected to grow 18 percent over the coming decade even as farmed fish production slows down and the numbers of wild-caught fish level off

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Jun 24, 2018

Federal data say the United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

May 14, 2018

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be near

Jan 14, 2018

Federal statistics say America's catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year

Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Tsukiji's last new year

Jan 5, 2018

A 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has been sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo

EU agrees to catch more fish sustainably in 2018

Dec 13, 2017

European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the Northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

Nov 21, 2017

Countries fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean agreed Tuesday to expand the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna to reflect an improvement in their stocks

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