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There is a catch

Who doesn't love seafood? Demand for our favourite dishes has made the fishing industry one of the most aggressive, with too many boats chasing too few fish and a variety of other marine casualties caught up in the fray. Words and pictures by Paul Hilton.

Saturday, 6 October, 2012, 11:55pm

Tsunami boat washed up in US found to have live fish on board

Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on US beaches - including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state's Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

Fish farms finding chefs' support

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild and resist settling for a perceived inferior alternative.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:49am 1 comment

China Digest, January 28, 2013

A woman was hit and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks near the Lishui Bridge subway station in Beijing on Saturday, The Beijing News reports.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:59am

New fish bacteria named after Hong Kong

Hong Kong has earned another accolade, with a new bacteria named after the city.

Streptococcus hongkongensis was discovered when a worker at one of the city's fish stalls cut his thumb on a fish fin.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

Wants & needs


5 Oct 2012 - 12:22am

Global warming likely to make fish smaller, say scientists

A hearty fillet of fish, already a rare treat because of over-trawled oceans, will become even more infrequent in the future when global warming starts to reduce fish size, scientists say.

2 Oct 2012 - 3:52am

Healthy Gourmet: Mauro's sardines on toast

French poet Charles Baudelaire liked to walk by Honfleur harbour in France. What he saw there inspired him. He noted in his diary: "Those large and beautiful ships, invisibly balanced on tranquil waters, those hardy ships that look dreamy and idle, don't they seem to whisper to us in silent tongues: 'When shall we set sail for happiness?' ''

2 Oct 2012 - 7:53pm

Healthy aquarium vital when going for goldfish


Goldfish, once the top freshwater pet fish of choice, are still as popular as ever, according to veterinarian Dr James Blanshard. "They are attractive, potentially easy to keep, and do not occupy lots of space," he says. Other favoured options include cichlids of all varieties, including the flowerhorn cichlid, arowana and koi carp.

29 Sep 2012 - 11:50pm

Merchants step up protest over Cathay Pacific's shark fin cargo ban

Shark fin merchants will stage their second protest in as many weeks today against Cathay Pacific's decision to stop carrying shark fins on its cargo flights.

The plan was announced as Cathay revealed shipment figures yesterday showing that the volume of shark fin it transported comprised only a small part of the global trade.

20 Sep 2012 - 4:00pm 2 comments