Written by Gothamist
This weekend, a straphanger came upon an empty train car filled with dead crabs. Ever since, we've been trying to piece together the whats, whys, and for reals? of how an N train car ended up filled with 50 or more crabs Saturday night. While there's still no explanation for why they ended up there, we have at least peeled back the onion a bit on a few aspects of the strange sighting—like the fact that crabs were still alive when they were first dumped there.
Written by Monterey County Now
Nearly 30,000 watts of stadium lights hang from the rigging of a light boat off the Channel Islands in Southern California. Once flipped on, the lights slowly increase their illumination. After five minutes, the 2am darkness on deck has transformed into a gleam resembling a San Francisco Giants night game at AT&T Park.
Written by Mother Jones
On a morning in early spring, at a dock alongside a popular Central Florida boardwalk, Jason DeLaCruz helps his crew unload 11,700 pounds of grouper, red snapper, and bycatch from the boat The Blackjack. The six men work quickly to grade the day's catch, plopping each fish into sturdy cardboard vats layered with ice. They have good reason to hurry: They'll need to jump through several extra hoops—more than most operations—before sending it all to market.
Written by CBC News
A proposal to resolve the controversial Last In, First Out (LIFO) shrimp fishing policy has lit a new fire under some harvesters and communities in Labrador.
Written by KRBD
The Race to Alaska is still happening, with various teams making their way from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. But, race organizers had a party and awards ceremony at the Alaska Fish House on Saturday for the teams that blew through the finish line in the first week of the race.
Written by Alaska Dispatch News
Last week the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the proposed Pebble mine. It couldn't have been scheduled at a worse time. Everyone in Bristol Bay is busy filling their nets, smokehouses and freezers with salmon for personal use, and trying to fill bank accounts with money made from catching salmon.
Written by Seafood Source
Recently cleared of its own allegations of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Sri Lanka now finds itself fighting a battle against thousands of Indian trawlers from the Tamil Nadu state of India, which allegedly commit IUU fishing violations in Sri Lankan waters with regularity and impunity.
Written by Seafood Source
A consensus has been reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission regarding how to best protect deep-sea fish, sponges and corals while also preserving the viability of the European fishing industry.
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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.Read more...
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.Read more...