Investigators found that fisherman caught twice their legal quota of bluefin tuna in European waters this year, despite an early closure to the season due to the stocks’ precipitous decline …

… a trout farm in Nova Scotia was torn apart by Tropical Storm Noel, freeing an estimated 500,000 fish and causing $1 million in damages …

… endangered humpback and fin whales swam hundreds of miles north of their usual habitats in search of colder waters. “All signs point to global warming,” said an advocate …

… Korean scientists successfully transported a live flatfish out of water for a 20-hour transatlantic flight to Los Angeles. The fish went into an induced hibernation inside a plastic bag …

… an Australian company was planning to use 500 tons of industrial urea in a bid to promote plankton growth in the Pacific. The company preferred the term “nutrient injection” to “dumping” …

… parrotfish were found to be crucial to coral reef health. They eat the seaweed that otherwise chokes the corals. Excessive seaweed growth is a result of human activities, including fertilizers that get washed into the ocean …

… an “underwater city” of concrete and bronze set to be built off the coast of Florida will be the largest manmade reef of its type. The Neptune Memorial Reef will cover 16 acres and eventually host the final resting place of 125,000 cremated people …

… an Alaskan fisherman was put on probation for six years and fined $150,000 for taking 4,300 pounds of undersized Dungeness crab

… meanwhile, a Swedish angler caught six wild boar piglets instead of eel. The piglets drowned when snagged in the angler’s net. “We had a bloody hard time pulling up the nets,” he said …

… University of Southern Maine researchers found that North Atlantic right whales carry high levels of industrial pollutants in their blubber. The pollutants could slow reproduction …

… a harbor seal pup died after becoming tangled in a Washington state fisherman’s net. “The seal must not have been experienced around nets,” said a director of local fisheries …

… a federal panel recommended that the U.S. government install stricter inspections of imported fish for pollutants. Approximately one percent of imported fish is inspected now …

… and in Moscow, Russians celebrated People’s Unity Day by cooking the world’s largest batch of fish soup. Six tons of soup was prepared and then eaten by 12,000 people at a 400-foot table.