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Dutch Fishermen Give Eels New Lease of Life

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On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels -- not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically endangered species.


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Radio Netherlands (Sep. 29, 2011) — A recent study by the Dutch national school exam board has revealed that Dutch children know very little about biology. One of the reasons, believe experts, is that biology classes for Dutch students are 25% shorter than a decade ago.
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New Law Proposed in Maine Could Allow Lobsters Caught Accidentally in Nets to Be Sold by Fisherman

New Law Proposed in Maine Could Allow Lobsters Caught Accidentally in Nets to Be Sold by Fisherman

CBC (Apr. 19, 2013) — Fishermen in New Brunswick are warning that a bill before Maine's legislature to allow bycatch lobster caught in trawling nets be sold by fishermen who otherwise would have to throw them back could be abused.
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Baby Seals Nursed at Dutch Rehabilitation Center

Baby Seals Nursed at Dutch Rehabilitation Center

AFP (Jan. 19, 2012) — Stranded baby seals are inundating a Dutch marine rescue center after recent storms in the Wadden Sea off the northern Dutch coast. Rescuers say the seal pups are separated from their mothers and too weak to feed or fend for themselves.
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Giant Fish Returns to Dutch Waters

Giant Fish Returns to Dutch Waters

Radio Netherlands (May 10, 2012) — Princess Laurentien released three sturgeons into the wild near Rotterdam yesterday. The fish species disappeared from Dutch waters over half a century ago because of pollution and overfishing. The sturgeons are equipped with transmitters so that scientists can monitor them. Experts are hopeful that the sturgeon can now survive again in Dutch rivers.
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