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  • Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]

    Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]
    At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...
  • New species of hammerhead shark confirmed

    New species of hammerhead shark confirmed
    The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks. The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a species...
  • Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood

    Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood
    Does your seafood look more succulent than it is? “Overglazing” fish by adding layers of ice and “soaking” scallops to boost bloat are common -- and fraudulent -- tactics that federal seafood officials say they’re trying to...
  • Federal agency denies petition to delist Pacific NW killer whales

    Federal officials have denied a petition by San Joaquin Valley farmers to drop a small West Coast group of killer whales from the endangered species list. The refusal represents the latest development in a decade-long legal battle over protections for...
  • Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life

    Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life
    Two federal agencies on Friday announced a major review of how seismic testing for oil and gas deposits affects marine mammals and fish in deep waters off the Gulf of Mexico. So-called seismic surveys entail blasts from air guns or other ship-borne...
  • From the Boathouse: Have a whale of a time

    Ahoy! Wondering if you should venture outside of the harbor entrance this weekend? I recommend that you go whale watching with your family and friends aboard your boat or book a trip with a commercial operator. The seas will be under four feet, but...
  • Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon

    Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon
    DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean. Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and...
  • California water managers ease delta pumping limits

    California water managers ease delta pumping limits
    Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take...
  • Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling

    Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling
    The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The agency's own analysis had...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Government is working again, sort of

    Government is working again, sort of
    WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on. Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...