Fishermen

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus protests Turkish warship’s arrest of fishing boat

NICOSIA, Cyprus— Cyprus was trying to secure the release of five fishermen who were taken into custody by a Turkish warship Friday as they fished off the northern coast of the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation. The Cyprus government spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou, said authorities had filed a protest of the detentions with the U.N. peacekeeping … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus protests Turkish warship’s arrest of fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Hong Kong, southern China brace for typhoon

MANILA, Philippines — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut hitting the Philippines (all times local): 12 noon: Southern China is bracing for Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently pummeling the northern Philippines, by halting ferry services, evacuating tens of thousands of fishermen and sending boats back to port. In Fujian province, 51,000 people were evacuated from fishing … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Hong Kong, southern China brace for typhoon

PORTLAND, Maine | Canada investigates run-ins between US customs, fishermen

PORTLAND, Maine — The Canadian government says it’s investigating a series of encounters in which U.S. border patrols have approached Canadian fishing vessels in a disputed island area off the East Coast. The area in question is around Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre (8-hectare) rock island at the Maine-New Brunswick border. U.S Customs and Border … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Canada investigates run-ins between US customs, fishermen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  | Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska’s Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state’s finest seafood — and fishermen are not happy about the competition. Sea otters dive for red sea urchins, geoduck clams, sea cucumbers — delicacies in Asia markets — … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska  | Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

PORTLAND, Maine /March 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Good news for fans of scallops. They are already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafood items to consumers, and prices could fall this year. American scallop harvests have grown and are poised to go up again in 2018 due to potential increase in the amount fishermen are … Continue reading If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store