Snapper party is the winner of the underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum. For several days each month, thousands of two spot red snappers gather to spawn around Palau in the western Pacific Ocean. The action is intense as the fish fill the water with sperm and eggs, and predators arrive to take advantage of the bounty.
A salmon makes its way upstream on the River Tyne in Hexham, as tens of thousands of the fish have been helped by a new fish pass in a once in a lifetime journey to spawn. Photo Owen Humphreys/PA
Fishermen arrange freshly caught fish on a fishing boat at the Muara Angke port in Jakarta, Indonesia Credit: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
Fishermen use a fire to attract fish on a traditional ìsulfuric fire fishing” boat in New Taipei City, Taiwan
Boris Johnson MP chats with Basil Burgess as he visits Sam Cole Foods fish processing factory in Lowestoft, Suffolk, where he was campaigning on behalf of the Vote Leave EU campaign
Marine life on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without “now or never” funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists have warned
An Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan
A Manipuri woman sells smoked and dry fish in Ima market – the world’s largest all women market – in Imphal city, Manipur state, on Wednesday
Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on Tuesday before a drainage and cleaning operation
President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Tuesday. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year
A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Thursday. The aquarium is holding the Christmas show twice daily until Christmas Day to attract visitors
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is given a fish during his visit to Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel, where he met stallholders during the second day of a four day trade visit to the region
Indonesian people look at two dead whale sharks in Surabaya on Monday, after they were accidentally snared by fishermen. Indonesia in 2013 declared the whale shark a protected species, including it in the International Union for Conservation of Natures red list of threatened species
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Dead fresh water fish, known as “popocha”, float in the Cajititlan lagoon in Jalisco State, Mexico. At least 25 tons of fish have turned up dead in the lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether a wastewater treatment plant is to blame.
A spectator watches the morning heats at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Monday
A diver performs with sardines as part of the summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium features 40,000 sea creatures from over 600 different species.
People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China
Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
A man sporting an octopus hat hands out promotional vouchers in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, or Japan’s “Food Town”. The Tsukiji fish and seafood market is to leave its 80-year-old home for bigger, modern facilities next year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but Jogai Shijo will stay in the same location. Critics wonder about its chances of survival without the world’s biggest fish market on its doorstep.
Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the December 14 lower house election, at the Soma Haragama fishing port in Soma, Fukushima prefecture.