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  1. Alaska Commercial Fishermen Brace For China Tariff Pain
    Commercial fishing vessel Icy Mist, Akutan Island, AlaskaBy Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States’ trade war with China, which buys $1 billion in Alaskan fish annually, making it the state’s top seafood export market. Beijing, in response to the Trump administration’s move […]
  2. Mysterious Manatee Deaths Baffle Scientists
    A dead a West Indian manatee, also known as sea cowby Suman Naishadham (Reuters) – In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees, the chubby marine mammals once confused with mermaids by ancient mariners. Fishermen who navigate the muddy waters inland from the coast of Tabasco state have discovered since May at least […]
  3. Gaza Fishing Vessels Challenge Israeli Blockade
    Palestinian fisherman mends his netsby Nidal al-Mughrabi (Reuters) – A group of Palestinian fishing boats that sailed off the shore of Gaza to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of the coastal enclave drew warning shots from the Israeli navy on Saturday, the boats’ organizers said. About 20 fishing boats set sail from Gaza City port toward the maritime border […]
  4. Italy Refuses Safe Harbor To Migrant Ship M/V Aquarius
    Migrants are seen resting on board the MV Aquarius rescue shipAntonio Denti (Reuters) – Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship M/V Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean. The Aquarius, run by Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without […]
  5. U.S. Soybean Cargo Docks in Chinese Port After Weeks at Sea
    BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – A ship carrying soybeans from the United States docked in the port of Dalian on Saturday, more than a month after it arrived off China’s coast just as hefty tariffs were imposed on U.S. goods, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon shipping data. The short journey into the northern Chinese port […]
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