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  • Boat Building Company Adding 370 Jobs in South Carolina

    04/24/2017 12:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes fishing boats plans to expand its operations in South Carolina and hire another 370 employees. The state commerce department said in a news release Thursday that Scout Boats plans to spend nearly $11 million on the expansion of its operations in Summerville. The company plans to add several new models to its product line. Scout Boats makes a variety of coastal fishing boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet in length....
  • Professor sues Walmart over ‘toilet cleaner’ on fishing license

    04/17/2017 4:30:44 PM PDT · by cweese · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Wal-Mart really soiled his reputation. A Montana professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel because an employee listed the academic’s occupation as “toilet cleaner” on a fishing license application. Montana State University assistant professor Gilbert Kalonde bought a state fishing license from a Wal-Mart in April 2015, and a store employee used Kalonde’s MSU I.D. when filling out an application form, according to a complaint filed in Gallatin County District Court. But when the employee entered Kalonde’s occupation into a computer database, he wrote that the professor “cleans toilets,” the complaint charges. The incident exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt [and] ridicule,”...
  • Scout Boats expanding; Dorchester industry to create 370 jobs, invest $10.9 million (South Carolina)

    04/13/2017 9:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | April 13, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Scout Boats, a designer and manufacturer of luxury coastal fishing boats, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations, the S.C. Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company is adding multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Summerville, Scout Boats designs and manufactures a wide variety of luxury coastal fishing boats, including center-console, dual-console and bay-boat models. Ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet lengths, Scout Boats’ products can be found in more than 70 dealers across the nation and the...
  • Hold on tight to that nice Fish you just caught

    03/28/2017 11:29:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/28/2017 | C Raleigh
    Or you'll end up like this guy. Getting a good photo of the big lunker you just caught has never been easier than it is in today's age of cell phones and small digital cameras. Now you just have to remember that the big fish you just pulled out of the water wants back in real bad. Here's how you get a wet photo of your fishing buddy: To the guy taking the video and laughing his head off: enjoy it now because your time is coming. After that, raise your hand if you or your fishing partner have lost...
  • GOP Kicks Off Effort To Roll Back Obama’s Monument Designations

    03/15/2017 10:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    House lawmakers kicked off their effort to push back against national monuments designations, targeting the large swaths of ocean the Obama administration made off limits to fishing. “I don’t believe the Antiquities Act should have ever been applied to oceans,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young said during a Wednesday hearing on marine monument designations. “There was never intent of that.” Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources have long criticized former President Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to put millions of square miles off limits to commercial fishing with little to no input from locals. With President...
  • Weapons buildup, anger fuel threat of renewal of Somali piracy

    03/15/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Abdiqani Hassan
    A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this week, the first such seizure by Somali pirates since 2012, experts and locals told Reuters on Wednesday. Gunmen hijacked the Aris 13, a small oil tanker, on Monday and are demanding a ransom to release the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, the EU Naval Force that patrols the waters off Somalia said. Now shipping companies are scrambling to find out whether the attack is a one-off, or whether pirates could once again threaten one of the world's...
  • Fishers sue to get rid of Obama's New England ocean monument

    03/07/2017 8:04:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2017 7:26 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument is called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and it is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains. The creation of the monument closed the area to most commercial fishing and has been opposed by fishing groups for months. A coalition of the groups filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court....
  • Northern Hemisphere Potentially In Great Danger, Fukushima Radiation Spikes To ‘Unimaginable’ Levels

    02/08/2017 5:55:27 PM PST · by Tours · 123 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 2-5-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Radiation inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power facility has reached an “unimaginable” level according to experts. Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists that believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history, but most people in the general population seem to think that since the mainstream media really doesn’t talk about it anymore that everything must be under control. Unfortunately, that is not true at all. In fact, PBS reported just last year that “it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under...
  • Florida Fisherman Faces Life in Prison for $500K Catch

    02/05/2017 1:45:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A commercial fisherman in Florida made a costly mistake that could land him in prison for life. Thomas Breeding, a 32-year-old boat captain, was out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he came across a mysterious package floating in the water. Inside the package was 45 pounds of cocaine. Breeding reportedly said he knew the right thing was to turn it over to the police, but Breeding decided to go a different route. Instead of doing what he knew was right, Breeding gave the package – worth $500,000 to $620,000 on the street, says AL.com – to four other...
  • Anglers: Put Safety First When Ice Fishing

    01/30/2017 2:57:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Chronicle Newspaper ^ | JAN 28, 2017
    State says four inches of clear ice is needed before stepping onto the iceThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding ice anglers to use caution and common sense when ice fishing across much of New York State. Four inches or more of solid ice is considered to be safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. Ice anglers should note that ice thickness can vary on every body of water and even on the same body of water. "Ice fishing is a popular sport in New York and interest in it increases every year," said DEC Commissioner...
  • This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

    12/21/2016 12:16:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 20, 2016 | Matt Novak
    Roman Fedortsov is a deep sea fisherman in Russia. And he’s been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT? Seriously, I just took a quick three-minute scroll through Fedortsov’s Twitter page, and he has photos of ocean creatures that look like they’re from the most twisted Jim Henson movie ever produced.
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • 8 Angler Pickup Lines

    11/21/2016 11:24:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/21/2016 | M Poe
    The pickup line to reel in a catch. It's a classic when it comes to catching the attention of the opposite sex. There are pickup lines in every Angler walk of life. So, I asked some of my fishing buddies about some of the best lines they've heard of (or used). These guys are serious anglers that they started telling me about different types of fishing lines used for different fishes, literally. Guess that's why they're single, or haven't been on dates in quite a while. However, once I explained what kind of "line" I meant, they came up with...
  • Indiana Ballot Measure - Public Question 1

    11/07/2016 4:04:53 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Summary Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and...
  • Anglers to Rally at State Salmon Hatchery on Skokomish over River Closure

    10/30/2016 8:36:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Northwest Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Western Washington fishermen are planning a rally later this month at a state Chinook and coho hatchery on the Skokomish River, the lower end of which is off limits to salmon fishing this year because of a tribal land claim. Organizers expect several hundred anglers young and old to gather at WDFW’s George Adams Hatchery near Shelton for the 1 p.m. July 30 rally. Their goal is to reopen the river for the August fishery, and they fear that if it isn't, it may never be again. The rub is that while typically a river’s bed below the ordinary high...
  • Tiger Muskie vs Trout

    10/19/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/19/2016 | S Morstan
    In the marine world where the bigger fish you are the better. This muskie with a famish appetite goes after a trout half his size. But then again, muskies will eat just about anything that swims near them, with no prejudice to size or species. In this amazing footage below, a muskie tries to scarf down a big trout. The trout is much too big for the muskie to swallow, like snakes muskie don’t care. If i'st hungry, it eats now. While there’s debates in the Youtube comments whether that’s a Tiger Muskie or a Northern Pike (Feel free to...
  • Great White Shark breaks into Diver's Cage

    10/17/2016 4:56:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/17/2016 | S Morstan
    "Shark proof" is maybe more "Shark resistant". "Don’t worry," they said "The cage is shark-proof" they said. I'm sure that's what the diver in this video was thinking when a great-white busted through the allegedly shark-proof cage. (Actually, I suspected there was a lot more we can't print on a family-friendly website going on in their mind). While this looks -and undoubtedly is- a terrifying experience, it's really not entirely the shark's fault. The shark couldn't see the diver -or the cage- while lunging at the shark bait, and sharks can't swim backwards, so after not moving forward, the shark's...
  • Drinking like a fish

    10/08/2016 11:03:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Found on facebook, this fish appears to be guzzling a can of beer with his fisherman buddies– but is it? Of course not. As many commenters on facebook point out, the fish is trying to breathe as it’s stuck on the side of the boat, and these fisherman thought they'd give it a drink. If they caught the fish and ate it later it might be considered a very odd way of pre-seasoning your meal, but at the end of the video, the fish gets away. Fishermen, if you’re going to treat your fish to a beer, make sure it’s...
  • Glock Fishing Underwater

    10/02/2016 10:53:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/2/2016 | S Morstan
    Saving the reefs and getting a good meal– with a gun! Consuming eighty per-cent of a reef’s edible baitfish in mere weeks and overpopulating like mad, the Lionfish is a deeply invasive species with no natural predators in the area– at least until now. Here in this video, the crew with Go Fish Productions opted to go Lionfish hunting– and with a gun! They used nontoxic, lead-free ammuniton and ate what they caught, all while doing their best to preserve the reef and keep its more native inhabitants happy. Not a bad job, and it looks like fun! Kudos to...
  • Fishermen Question Obama’s Ocean ‘Monument’ Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.