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Florida Man Mike Walton, Who Was Pricked By Fish Hook, Nearly Loses Hand To Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Mike Walton contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, through a small prick from a fish hook. The infection spread quickly, and doctors considered to amputate his arm.

Public Health April 25, 2019

Fish Urine Crucial To Health And Growth Of Coral Reefs

Many fish species benefit from the protection and shelter that coral reefs provide. In return, they give back to the ecosystem by offering their urine that provides vital nutrients for coral reefs to grow.

Earth/Environment August 16, 2016

Manual Laborers Top List Of Highest US Suicide Rates By Job

Manual laborers such as farmers and lumberjacks topped the list of highest suicide rates by job in the United States, a new federal study has revealed. Researchers say the findings may help industries develop better suicide prevention programs.

Public Health July 1, 2016

State, Tribal Officials Reach Agreement On Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Plan

Anglers, get ready. Two opposing sides have reached an agreement on the 2016-2017 Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Plan, ending a stalemate that could have affected sports, tribal and commercial fishermen in Washington.

Animals May 27, 2016

McDonald's, Tesco Vow To Limit Cod Fishing In The Arctic

Food industry giants and fishing companies have joined forces in a new agreement to protect marine life in the Arctic. The agreement will limit cod fishing in the region.

Animals May 26, 2016

Former NASA Engineer Teams Up With Angler To Develop World's First Graphene Fishing Rod

A former NASA engineer and a world champion angler teamed up to create the world's first graphene fishing rod. Graphene is an excellent material, as it is 200 hundred times stronger than steel.

Material Science May 22, 2016

Toxic Red Tide Outbreak Hits Chilean Waters, Stirs Fishermen To Unrest

The ongoing red tide along the southern coast of Chile has caused a significant blow to the local fishing industry. Many of the affected fishermen have now taken to the streets to demand support from the Chilean government.

Earth/Environment May 19, 2016

Running Out Of Fish? Global Catch Significantly Underreported, Study Finds

Official total fish catch numbers being reported to a U.N. agency are too low, a study suggests. Actual figures are at levels that may risk exhaustion of global fish stocks, researchers suggest.

Animals January 20, 2016

New England Cod Stock In Decline Due To Warming Waters In The Atlantic

Cod stock is declining in New England due to warming waters in the Atlantic and overfishing by industrial fishermen. Researchers report that waters in the Atlantic are now warming faster than the rest of the global oceans.

Earth/Environment November 2, 2015

Human 'Superpredator' Hunting And Fishing Methods Are Unsustainable: Study

Researchers found that the hunting and fishing behaviors of humans are often overlooked. Humans exhibit exploitation techniques that may be harmful to the ecosystem thus, experts suggest that human catching methods should be made unsustainable.

Earth/Environment August 25, 2015

Feds Backing App For Protecting Endangered Species Of Fish

Fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to use a smartphone app that could help researchers and conservationists learn more about threatened and endangered species living in and around bodies of water. The Fishbrain app allows anglers to log sightings of these creatures.

Animals August 4, 2015

New Jersey Anglers Catch Weird Fish With 'Human-Like Teeth'

Ron Rossi’s weekend fishing trip with his family took a turn for the strange when they caught a fish native to the Amazon with teeth like those of a human.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2015

Dwindling Cod Populations May Be Caused By Grey Seals Says Study

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the significant decrease of cod stocks found in the west coast of Scotland is potentially caused by the rapid increase of grey seal populations in the area.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2015

Massive Cancerous Tumor Found On Smallmouth Bass Raises Concerns About River

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has confirmed that a smallmouth bass, which was caught in the Susquehanna River last November, suffers from a cancerous tumor.

Life May 7, 2015

Fish And Chips Endangered — UK Can Blame Warming Seas

The rising temperature of the North Sea could trigger a migration of popular British fish to cooler waters within a few decades.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2015

Man With Fish Pulled Underwater From Boat By Sea Lion

What was supposed to be a relaxing day for fishing turned traumatic as a hungry sea lion grabs a fish from a man, dragging him off his boat and underwater in the process.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2015

Watch Japanese Fishermen Capture Live Giant Squid [Video]

Giant squid live deep in the sea and are rarely seen, but Japanese fishermen in the Toyama Prefecture caught one alive using their nets.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2015

Unwanted species invades the Great Lakes

Anglers dumping unused bait fish into the Great Lakes may be spreading invasive species, study find. DNA of invasive species like Asian carp found in water samples taken from bait tanks, researchers say.

Earth/Environment August 28, 2014

New York angler reels in 60-pound striped bass on Hudson River

The recent catch Campbell Hall's Eric Lester broke the current record of the largest inland striped bass. It is also the first in the new list of records of a free New York Fish & Wildlife App.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2014

Experts breed fish that bite hooks...but you have to wait four years for the results

Fishermen in Oregon worried that less and less fish are getting caught during fishing season have decided to get help from scientists. Researchers from the Oregon Hatchery Research Center are now trying to breed fish that are more inclined to bite hooks.

April 28, 2014

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