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  • Trout crusade goes to Washington: Angius presents county’s case for return of stocking program

    04/14/2014 9:34:08 PM PDT · by Hildy · 15 replies
    Mohave Daily News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County will explore every avenue to keep the 50-year-old Willow Beach Fish Hatchery Rainbow Trout Stocking Program going, said District 2 Mohave County Sup. Hildy Angius, R-Bullhead City. Angius also serves as Board of Supervisors chairwoman. In March, Angius submitted documents to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee and as a result was invited to testify before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Thursday. Angius paid for the trip to Washington from her Board of Supervisors travel allowance. Angius said she made the right decision in testifying....
  • Fighting to get the trout back

    03/25/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT · by Hildy · 31 replies
    The Mohave Daily News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County will explore every avenue to keep the 50-year-old Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery rainbow trout stocking program going, said District 2 Sup. and Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hildy Angius, R-Bullhead City, as she updated the Colorado River Tea Party Patriots at their Saturday meeting. The program is of great economic benefit to the Tri-state, which relies on sport fishing to help draw tourists to the area. Before the stocking program was suspended, an estimated 4,000 trout were stocked monthly below Davis Dam. The Bullhead City Council passed a resolution in February requesting the Fish and...
  • GOP forum: Candidates agree on forest control ( Oregon )

    03/18/2014 6:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Herald and News ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tipler
    Candidates squaring off in the Republican primary, seeking to unseat Democrat Jeff Merkley in November, all support turning Oregon federal forests over to local ownership. Jo Rae Perkins, former Linn County GOP Chair, noted 53 percent of Oregon land is owned by the federal government. “This land should not be owned by the federal government. It needs to go back to the state and back into private ownership. Let the people take care of the land,” Perkins said. “We’ve got environmentalists who don’t even live in Oregon who want to bring a lawsuit against every timber sale there is. And...
  • Finding treasure in a tackle box

    03/16/2014 4:16:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 3-16-14 | Ed Godfrey
    Fishing lures are designed to attract fishermen and not fish. I didn’t make up that line, but I wish I had. It’s nearly as true as “all fishermen are liars.” My future father-in-law always instructed me that when I showed photos of the big bass that I had caught in his farm pond, tell people I caught them in a bar ditch. I did as told, because I wanted to keep fishing in that pond and keep dating his daughter. The fact that she had access to a pond with big bass certainly didn’t hurt the relationship. Old fishing lures...
  • Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property

    03/14/2014 1:30:45 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a private playground for his three children. But instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, the Wyoming welder says he was harangued by the federal government, stuck in what he calls a petty power play by the Environmental Protection Agency. He claims the agency is now...
  • FL:Open Carry Prompts Curiosity

    03/12/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida is one of five states that generally ban the open carry of firearms.  As with all such states, exemptions to the general ban are included in the law.  Florida second amendment supporters are pushing for a restoration of open carry rights in the state.  They have organized a number of open carry events under the exception for open carry to, from, and during fishing in the State.  Spacecoast321 at opencarry.org relates what happened when he attempted to join one of these events a few days ago (March 2014): Well after a lengthy hiatus I was finally able to...
  • Competitive ice fishing catching on

    02/23/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-22-14 | Dave Orrick
    Competitive high school ice fishing. Who woulda thought? In Wisconsin, it's a growing sport, complete with rankings, trophies, a state tournament, cheers and, yep, team uniforms. Not officially sanctioned as a varsity sport, the activity is growing in popularity in western Wisconsin four years after starting up as a way for teams to square off against schools in eastern Wisconsin during the statewide championship planned for Saturday on Lake Winnebago. The championship will be the eighth and final event of the season for the state circuit, which remains loosely affiliated under the unofficial direction of activities directors and coaches, some...
  • Big Fish Stories Getting Littler {Then and now WOW}

    02/12/2014 8:28:19 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    http://www.radiolab.org ^ | Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Robert Krulwich
    For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, Fla.: taking them for a day of deep sea casting; providing them rods, bait, companionship; and then, when the day ends, there's a little wharf-side ceremony. Everyone is invited to take his biggest fish and hook it onto the "Hanging Board"; a judge compares catches, chooses a champion, and then the family that caught the biggest fish poses for a photograph. The one up above comes from 1958. Notice that the fish on the far left is bigger than the guy who, I assume, caught it; and...
  • The dirty little secret on Sage Grouse ( Montana and )

    01/30/2014 9:56:26 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Clark Fork Valley Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | Schwaderer
    It’s no coincidence that sage grouse habitat also happens to intersect both the largest untapped coal deposits in the country as well as large parts of the Bakken oil field. It’s clear the primary motivation to focus on sage grouse for ESA listing is to provide yet another tool for special interest groups to block energy development. And in this obstructionist toolbox, there’s no heavier sledgehammer than the Endangered Species Act. What an interesting irony, then, that so much effort is going into “protecting” one bird from energy development, when the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to hundreds...
  • Brewery is testing beer delivery by drone

    01/29/2014 12:42:06 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-29-14 | fox
    It’s a dilemma that comes with the territory if you’re an ice-fisher, when you run out of beer it’s going to be a long time before you can go grab a six-pack. Until now… Meet the Lakemaid Beer Drone. Wisconsin-based Lakemaid Beers - whose tagline is "Great Fishermen need Great Beer" - was inspired by Amazon’s announcement that it was planning on using ...
  • 2014 Midwest Ice Fishing Tournament gives out more than $36,000 in awards

    01/26/2014 6:30:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Ricky Olmos
    BROOKLYN, MI – Marc Melson plans to use part of his ice fishing prize money to go on vacation with his wife “somewhere warm” -- far from the ice and snow. Melson and cousin Joe Thornburg won first place in the 2014 Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament, taking home the grand prize of $20,100 for their winning catch of 7.99 pounds. This was the first year the duo competed in the tournament, but they’ve been fishing for as long as they can remember. “We’ve been ice fishing since we were kids,” Thornburg said. “It’s a family tradition.” Fishermen from nine...
  • Minnesota teen brothers' handmade jigs catching on

    01/19/2014 10:28:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-8-14 | Dave Orrick
    <p>ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Have you heard about the two kids from St. Paul, brothers, actually, who started their own bait company and are now getting the attention of pros?</p> <p>They produce their own fishing videos, hawk their brand with shoe-leather savvy, and have landed a sponsorship of sorts, being named to the "pro staff" ranks of a major fishing-gear manufacturer.</p>
  • Salvage of Burned Timber in Full Swing on Private Lands ( Oregon )

    01/06/2014 7:54:33 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The News-Review ^ | 1/6/14 | Chuck Benson
    Salvage logging on lands burned by last summer's Douglas Complex wildfire in southwestern Oregon is in full swing on privately owned forests, but not on public lands. ... On BLM lands, federal environmental laws require a lengthy planning process that includes the public. The Douglas Complex fires burned through 76 square miles on a patchwork of public and private lands.
  • Hunters, Fishermen Targeted by Feds for Local Violations ( Lacey Act & Gibson Guitar )

    12/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are conducting thousands of investigations using a law that makes violating state wildlife statutes a federal crime, often ensnaring hunters and fishermen for seemingly minor infractions. Some even suffer stiff federal prison sentences. Special agents and wildlife inspectors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct about 2,500 investigative cases a year of violations of the Lacey Act, a 1900 law meant to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife. ... Rock star Ted Nugent, an avid hunter and fisherman .. "Good, decent families' lives are being turned upside down and ruined by out-of-control jackboot game agencies, particularly...
  • Sarah Palin Joins Sportsman Channel as Host of Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

    12/09/2013 8:49:18 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Sportsman Channel ^ | 9 Dec 13` | Tom Caraccioli
    Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show – the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” programming plan – for the fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network. Titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” the weekly series will premiere in April 2014. The announcement was made today by Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. Amazing America with Sarah Palin is an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes...
  • CPW on hunt for stolen decoys ( Colorado )

    11/26/2013 8:13:25 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Montrose Daily Press ^ | November 25, 2013
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about the theft of waterfowl decoys and hunting blinds from the Escalante State Wildlife Area near Delta ... Colorado Parks and Wildlife had partnered with Ducks Unlimited members to teach kids and novices how to hunt ducks and geese.
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • Mayor: Poor TN farming community will suffer if feds buy up land

    11/10/2013 7:57:13 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Tennessee Watchdog ^ | November 8, 2013 | Chris Butler
    Tennessee’s second poorest county will suffer even more if the federal government buys 120,000 acres of land in that area, near Memphis, all for the stated purpose of wildlife preservation, said that county’s mayor. Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh told Tennessee Watchdog Friday that his county, while poor, relies on farming and agriculture as the primary drivers of its economy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s plan to expand the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, assuming it buys out as many properties as it can, will rob the county of its most valuable commodity, Schuh said. Primarily, almost 60 percent of...
  • Fishing Experts Side With Dick Cheney in ‘Fishing Buddies’ Dispute

    10/31/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Like all Wyoming political races before it (probably?), the Wyoming Senate primary race between Republicans Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney is currently embroiled in a fishing-related controversy — specifically, whether Enzi, the three-term incumbent, and Cheney's dad, the appropriately named Dick, were ever "fishing buddies." Enzi, in an effort to portray Cheney the Younger's challenge as a personal back-stabbing of the highest order, claims that they were. On Sunday, Dick begged to differ. "Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true," Cheney said. "Never happened." But Enzi insisted to Politico that they were too...
  • Incredible video - fishing boats in rough seas

    09/10/2013 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    via email ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This video is of commercial fishing boats returning from fishing off the coast of Washington and Oregon . They are crossing the Columbia Bar, which is the site where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. This is designated as one of the most dangerous ports of entry anywhere in the world. There are at least eight to 10 deaths per year with people trying to get in or out in boats that are not made for this kind of severe beating – the kind you will see these boats going through. These boats are self-righting, have a super low...
  • Rare six-clawed lobster is caught off Massachusetts

    09/09/2013 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Grind TV ^ | September 09, 2013 | by David Strege
    Fishermen discover mutated crustacean in trap and donate it to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will go on public display. A very rare lobster is set to go on public display this week at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will live among other odd-looking lobsters, mostly those with strange coloring. But this one will stand out for something quite extraordinary: it has six claws. Capt. Peter Brown and fisherman Richard Figueiredo were lobster fishing aboard The Rachel Leah, one of the five boats featured in “Lobster Wars” on Discovery Channel, when they caught...
  • A Photo of a Big Shark Eating a Little Shark Eating Bait on a Hook

    08/11/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    University of Delaware's ORB LAB ^ | July 21, 2013 | University of Delaware's ORB LAB
    From ORB LAB's FB page: Shark fishing season has officially begun for the ORB LAB. Last Friday, a crew struck out to try and recapture sharks carrying tags containing valuable information about the species assemblage encountered by these coastal apex predators. We caught one large female on our first line Friday, but we were not expecting to catch her like this! This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn't resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay. The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark.
  • Faroe Islands face EU sanctions over herring dispute

    07/31/2013 1:57:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:38am EDT | Barbara Lewis and Claire Davenport
    The European Union’s member states supported sanctions against the Faroe Islands, which could be an import ban or closing its ports to its boats, to protest the islands’ decision to treble the limit on herring fishing. … The move follows months of haggling after the Faroe Islands earlier this year unilaterally increased its existing quota by more than three times the allocations it would have got under EU policy, the Commission said. The Faroe Islands, a self-governed territory within the Danish Realm and not part of the European Union, says the EU rules do not give it a sufficient share...
  • Editorial: Sen. Wyden disappoints, fails to deliver meaningful timber plan

    05/30/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The News-Review ^ | May 29, 2013
    U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s long-anticipated plan for the Oregon & California Railroad trust lands amounts to a bold call for — input. Anyone who thought that Wyden would propose something specific has to be disappointed. Nevertheless, people as prominent and impatient as Gov. John Kitzhaber dutifully issued stilted remarks thanking Wyden for his “leadership.” Tongues had to be firmly in cheek. No one dared point out that the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee had again failed to do anything to help the people who inhabit a large part of his state. Instead of legislation, Wyden offered...
  • LA [Los Angeles] River Opens To Public For Kayaking, Fishing

    05/27/2013 12:25:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 27, 2013 10:03 AM | Margaret Carrero.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles River Recreation Zone officially opened up to the public Monday. City officials launched the new summer boat and recreational program at 10 a.m. at Marsh Park in Elysian Valley. “For the first time since the Los Angeles River was channelized in the 1930′s, the public will be welcomed to access and enjoy a 2.5-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River near downtown to boat to kayak, walk, and fish,” officials said in a statement. The recreation zone starts at LA River crossover at Fletcher Boulevard and Oso Park, Chief Ranger Fernando Gomez with...
  • Beaver Bites Man To Death In Belarus Attack

    04/11/2013 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    Sky.com ^ | 04-11-2013 | Staff
    The beaver pounced as a man went to take its photograph after spotting the animal on the side of a road during a fishing trip. A fisherman has been bitten to death by a beaver after trying to take its photograph. The man was on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road. He stopped so that he could take a picture but as he approached the beaver it pounced on him, biting him in the thigh. His friends attempted to stem the flow of blood...
  • Fishing's decline looms; will fish eaters notice?

    03/24/2013 5:25:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    ap ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | JAY LINDSAY
    In May, New England's fishermen will again see a cut to the number of fish they can catch, this time so deeply that the historic industry's existence is threatened from Rhode Island to Maine. But as hard as the cuts are likely to hit fishing communities, local seafood eaters may not notice at all. In the region's markets, grocery stores and restaurants, imported fish dominate, and the cuts make that less likely to change. The cuts will shrink the catch limit 77 percent for cod in the Gulf of Maine and 61 percent for cod in Georges Bank, off southeastern...
  • New regulations threaten New England's fishing industry

    03/22/2013 9:00:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-22-2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    Catch limits threaten business and a way of life for generations in Gloucester, Mass. and all of New England
  • Clever Bird Goes Fishing

    03/20/2013 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies
    YT ^ | 4/24/12 | MrBeemBom
    .....clever bird uses bread to fish, guess he ran out of salmon eggs.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBuPiC3ArL8
  • Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

    02/16/2013 3:37:18 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Christopher Hope, and Matthew Holehouse
    The Prince of Wales was secretly given a say over new laws to ban hunting and to introduce the Government’s green deal ... The Prince was most recently asked for his consent for the energy bill in September 2011, which passed into law the Government’s green deal which encourages homeowners to take out a loan to make their house more energy-efficient. He was also asked about the Hunting Bill in July 2003, the same month that MPs voted on a free ballot to ban hunting with dogs in the UK. ... The Prince has faced criticism for sending the letters...
  • NM legislation to take federal lands

    02/02/2013 5:35:33 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 01/31/2013 | Jim Kalvelage
    Legislation that would move the ownership and management of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico to the state has been introduced at the Roundhouse. The Transfer of Public Lands Act is sponsored by Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Sen. Richard C. Martinez, D-Espanola... Herrell said New Mexico has a rich history of farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and oil drilling. "In our past we have also had a thriving timber industry that is unfortunately near nonexistent ... ... A healthy timber industry, managed responsibly by New Mexicans, would not only help our economy by creating...
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • Commerce secretary: Return $544K in fish fines

    12/14/2012 8:16:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | JAY LINDSAY
    The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters. Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to forgive two other complainants a combined $150,000 in debt. Her decisions followed the second phase of a lengthy probe into charges by New England fishermen of abusive, unfair treatment by the officers and attorneys who enforce the nation's fishing laws. Blank's decisions mean nearly $1.2 million in unjust penalties has now been ordered returned to fishermen. In May...
  • Good Samaritan vessel aids wooden-hull trawler

    12/14/2012 1:59:33 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | December 13, 2012
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Two Wrangell mariners are safe with the help of a Good Samaritan vessel. The Coast Guard says the wooden-hull trawler Carrie Arlene sent out a distress report . ... The Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue tried to reach the vessel but were turned back by foul weather.
  • Welcome to the Salazar Wilderness

    12/11/2012 10:10:21 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2012 | MICHAEL MORITZ
    Shame on the Interior Department for trying to drum a family-owned enterprise out of business. After a seaside area has been designated as wilderness, when is it considered pristine enough by Washington's standards? Is it after airplanes have been banned from flying over it? After electricity pylons and telephone cables have been removed, cars and bikers prohibited, the roads torn up? When hikers are forbidden access to trails, and kayakers, sailors and snorkelers banished from the water? When eucalyptus trees and other foreign species are eradicated? Or only after Miwok Indians' arrowheads have been excavated and placed in a museum?...
  • Catfish learning to hunt pigeons on land

    12/07/2012 7:22:13 PM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07 Dec 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    In an unusual development that researchers are calling evidence of adaptive behavior, some catfish have taken to jumping on land to hunt live pigeons. Discover Magazine's Ed Yong writes, "These particular catfish have taken to lunging out of the water, grabbing a pigeon, and then wriggling back into the water to swallow their prey. In the process, they temporarily strand themselves on land for a few seconds."Researchers captured video of the European catfish, which reside in the River Tarn in southwestern France. In the footage, several of the fish, which range in length from 3 to nearly 5 feet, are...
  • Oyster farmer battles federal government's order to shuck operation

    12/04/2012 6:56:16 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 04, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A California family that has operated an oyster farm on the bucolic Northern California coast is fighting back after the federal government moved to kick it off of the National Park Service property where the shellfish have been legally harvested for nearly 80 years. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company faces closure and its 30 employees will be out of work if the National Park Service reclaims some 1,100 acres of an estuary as part of a plan to create a larger marine wilderness preserve at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County. Owner Kevin Lunny said federal officials told him...
  • Pirate fishermen 'exporting catch to the EU'

    10/13/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    European Voice ^ | 11.10.2012 / 16:14 CET (October 10) | Dave Keating
    Pirate fishing vessels in west Africa are selling their illegal catch in Europe, according to a report published today (11 October) by the Environmental Justice Foundation. The report says that more pirate fishing takes place in west African waters than anywhere else in the world, and one-third of the catch in the region is illegal. During a two-year investigation, the EJF found 250 reports of pirate fishing by industrial vessels in Sierra Leone's waters alone. A 2010 EU regulation authorizes the European Commission to blacklist vessels caught fishing illegally and even blacklist countries that fail to prevent pirate fishing under...
  • Penny Berryman, 62, dies of brain tumor

    10/02/2012 10:10:14 AM PDT · by girlangler · 23 replies
    BASSMASTER Magazine ^ | 10/23/08 | Don Barone
    Here is a moving article from 2008 about this legendary fishing lady, who was an inspiration to so many female anglers. Don Barone LAKE HAMILTON, Ark. — Behind me, a woman stands on a dock. Alone. She scans the waters of Lake Hamilton. Listening. Looking. Crying. I know that, because I made her cry. And then I left. This lady told me she was "a woman of the water, born under the sign of the fish, Pisces." And to her I brought tears. And I did this by listening. This morning, a stranger showed me her strength by opening her...
  • Happy National Hunting and Fishing Day —and Pass the Bambi Nachos

    09/29/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    September 22 marked National Hunting and Fishing Day, which dates from 1972 when President Nixon signed it into law. "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations," wrote President Nixon at the time. Alas, nothing was heard from our current President regarding National Hunting and Fishing Day. But then “people who cling to guns” are not particularly popular with this administration. And speaking of President Nixon’s recommendation, long ago my family found that among the very wisest uses...
  • Small land mass housing shanty town is at heart of battle over prime fishing waters

    09/16/2012 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | September 14, 2012 | Sam Shead
    Migingo island is a small rocky outcrop in the middle of Lake Victoria that's causing big trouble between two African nations. While the island is marked on maps and official documents as belonging to Kenya; the Ugandan government claims that Migingo Island is in Ugandan waters and that it is therefore illegal for Kenyans to fish there. The rich fishing ground has attracted fishermen from both Kenya and Uganda, three hours and six hours away respectively.
  • Oldest Message in a Bottle Found

    09/06/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Discovery.com ^ | Thu Sep 6, 2012 01:45 PM ET | Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi
    A Scottish skipper has found the oldest message ever in a bottle at sea, Guinness World Records said. According to the record-keeping organization, Andrew Leaper, skipper of the Shetland fishing boat "Copious," made the discovery on April 12 when hauling in his nets in the North Sea off the coast of Shetland. He later learned that the message in bottle had been adrift for 97 years and 309 days. This surpasses the previous record by more than five years. Amazingly, it was Leaper's friend Mark Anderson who set the previous record in 2006 by retrieving another Scottish bottle as he...
  • Hometown fisherman lands $50,000 salmon

    08/20/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 19
    SEWARD, Alaska, -- A hometown angler caught a $50,000-tagged salmon in the Seward, Alaska, Silver Salmon Derby. Michael Rogers, 64, landed one of a handful of tagged fish Saturday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. "I've been fishing this derby since it started pretty much, since I was a little kid. I've won quite a few prizes, but this is the first major one," Rogers told the Daily News in a telephone interview. Rogers said things weren't going his way at first, but then he changed things up and started catching salmon. When he returned to derby headquarters, Rogers said he...
  • Vanity...Advice on GPS software

    08/07/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT · by The_Sword_of_Groo · 22 replies
    None | Me/ vanity
    Good evening friends. I recently received a gift of a Garmin GPS 60CSx to replace my old model-t Magellan handheld unit which finally went toes up last week while on a fishing trip. It seems to be a good unit, perhaps a bit more complicated than I am used to. I was wondering if someone could recommend Mac compatible topographic map/software. It doesn't have to have tons of bells and whistles...it will be used primarily to mark spots for duck hunting, deer stands, fishing, etc. Thanks in advance for advice
  • EU punishes overfishing with deeper quota cuts

    08/02/2012 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 August 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    EU member states that have repeatedly flouted EU limits on how much fish they can catch will receive greatly reduced quotas for this year, as the bloc strives to ensure sustainable fishing, the European Commission said on Wednesday (1 August). Those who incur the biggest penalties are France, Portugal and Spain. Quotas are normally reduced by a percentage of the amount a nation has overfished. … Quotas have been a regular source of contention among major fishing nations such as Spain, Denmark, France and Britain. …
  • Florida teen who lost arm in attack wants alligator's head

    07/10/2012 1:48:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 10, 2012 | Edmund DeMarche
    A spunky 17-year-old who had his right arm partially torn from his body during a vicious alligator attack, told FoxNews.com that he wants the alligator’s head. "I'm going to use it for a prosthetic armrest," Kaleb Langdale said in an exclusive interview. “I want his head." The Florida teen lost his right arm below the elbow Monday night during an alligator attack. He said he survived by offering the 11-foot alligator his arm, and used the skills he learned by watching TV shows like "Swamp People" to survive the brutal attack. "I'm glad the alligator attacked me, because if it...
  • Whale Wars Live Thread: Crossing the Line

    06/29/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 65 replies
    The exhausted crew of the Brigitte Bardot scramble to evacuate the ailing vessel. And Captain Paul Watson goes on the offensive, sending a team to board the heavily armed security vessel: the Shonan Maru.
  • Fishing with Fibromyalgia : Routine

    06/28/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Do you love fishing as I do? Did you give it up because of fibromyalgia? Instead of giving up, start preparing before you go! I have been fishing again for the last three years. I have specific things to take with me, and if you make a list, it will be no problem getting back to the sport you love!
  • Homer Circle dies at 97 --Bass fishing loses its greatest scribe

    06/24/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by girlangler · 8 replies
    Bassmaster ^ | June 23, 2012 | Staff
    <“Our last trip was just five days before he died,” Lau said. “We fished from 2 in the afternoon until 5, and he caught six and I caught five, which is just the way I like it.”> < I’ll then most humbly pray;>
  • Is it more important to fish or vote?

    06/11/2012 11:46:34 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 23 replies
    Got my fishing license yesterday, it took my driver's license for identification, my birthdate AND my social security number. Oops forgot, also a phone number, gal said that was a required box to fill in on the computer. I can go vote with no identification. I live in the communistic state of Maryland - oh yeah that explains it. I guess that so the fish know where to find us to sue us.