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The diver who died in Portland Harbor this week suffered injuries consistent with being hit by a spinning propeller, authorities said.

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A government council says Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet is suffering a big economic impact because of quotas and that in turn means consumers are paying a high price at the market.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Tuesday from Chile, did nothing to tamp down the flames over a conservationist-led movement for President Obama to use executive decree to create a marine sanctuary or national monument off the coast of New England.

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A new study shows that stormwater runoff from urban roadways is so toxic to coho salmon that it can kill adult fish in as little as 2½ hours.

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More than one-third of the world's coral reefs this year are at risk from some level of bleaching — an effect that can whiten and kill coral as ocean temperatures rise — researchers from groups including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

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Drizzled in butter or slathered in mayo—or heaped atop 100% all-natural Angus beef, perhaps? The question of how you like your lobster roll is no longer the sole province of foodies, coastal New Englanders, and people who summer in Maine. American lobster has gone mainstream, launching food trucks from Georgia to Oregon, and debuting on menus at McDonald’s and Shake Shack.

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"Overfishing" or "overfished" are terms used when, for any reason, the stock level of a species of fish is not at a sustainable level. It doesn't matter what the cause.

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The state’s Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday announced a precedent-setting decision ensuring Alaskans’ rights to some control over natural resource use, and in the process angered practically all parties involved in a water rights dispute.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen who catch the increasingly valuable species.

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Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.

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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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