Fishing

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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‘Feeble’ curbs will ban bottom trawling in only three marine parks in England
UK government’s piecemeal response to harmful practice attacked as too slow to stop ‘industrial fishing frenzy’

Karen McVeigh

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?
Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

James Tapper

15, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Sometimes it warms up to -5C’: tips on keeping the cold out from an Antarctic scientist, Scandi oyster diver and more
Merino wool socks, lip balm and hand warmers … Four pros on how to dress for the cold – and how to warm up afterwards

Chloe Mac Donnell

13, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘We’re the bad gang’: Bedouin fisherwomen swim against a male tide
The Bedouin catchers who eke out a living along the shoreline of Oman laugh and sing as they work. But they fear they may be the last of their kind

Richa Syal in Mahout

04, Jan, 2023 @7:45 AM

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A day at the beach: ‘I’ve had many crocodile encounters over the years but none as close’
Visiting a billabong for a Sunday afternoon fishing session, Northern Territory MLA Bill Yan found himself stranded up a tree with a giant reptile glaring at him

As told to Nannette Holliday

18, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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UK may ban sandeel fishing in move to save threatened seabirds
Exclusive: government hopes ban in UK waters will protect birds, including puffins, that feed on small fish

Helena Horton

16, Dec, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Eels facing population collapse, conservation groups warn
Scientists raise concerns after annual fishing talks for key EU waters ended in quotas above those recommended

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

13, Dec, 2022 @7:44 PM

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Save whales or eat lobster? The battle reaches the White House
Fishing gear used by Maine lobstermen is killing right whales. Will boosting a $1bn industry trump protecting an endangered species?

Edward Helmore in New York

11, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘My life is being endangered’: the growing struggle against fishing bans
Conservationists want 30% of the ocean protected, but small-scale fishers and Indigenous people say a blanket ban punishes them for a crisis they didn’t create while commercial vessels can still trawl with impunity

Karen McVeigh

10, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nick Fisher obituary
Writer and broadcaster who lent his fishing expertise to TV and radio shows and co-authored The River Cottage Fish Book

Jude Rogers

04, Dec, 2022 @3:53 PM

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BBC’s new Trawlermen series fails to address sustainability, says coalition
Show omits massive challenges to the industry posed by climate crisis, bycatch and bottom trawling, claims Our Seas alliance of 135 organisations

Karen McVeigh

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 AM

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