Fishing

New fishing regulations for 2016 – News-Democrat & Leader

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016

 Purchase Photos Close <!– Email–> <!– Print–> QR Favorite It is no longer getting dark at dinner time. We are beginning to have days cresting the 50 degree mark. It is enough to make you want to go fishing. Before you cast a line, however, you need to know about the new fishing regulations that went into effect March 1. The round goby is an aggressive, non-native fish released accidentally…

Oceana: Seafood tracking attainable and profitable – Daily Press

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016

With less than a month to go for public comment on proposed federal rules to enhance seafood tracking, the advocacy group Oceana released a report Monday with testimonials from industry insiders already tracking seafood voluntarily. The report “Fish Stories: Success and Value in Seafood Traceability” includes 16 accounts of fishermen, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs from Virginia to Massachusetts, Washington state to Florida, including an oyster farmer in Onancock. “These are…

Australia Navy Finds 2000 Weapons on Somalia-Bound Fishing Dhow – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

More than 2,000 weapons including assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and mortar tubes were found hidden under nets aboard a small fishing boat bound for Somalia, American and Australian officials said Monday. A team from Australian frigate HMAS Darwin discovered the cache last month some 195 miles off the coast of Oman. The U.S. Navy believes the boat had set off from Iran and that the crew were Iranian, Lt….

South China Sea fishing activities proof of China’s maritime rights: official – Reuters

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

BEIJING China’s fishermen operating in the South China Sea give proof of the country’s maritime rights and interests, a government official said on Monday, referring to ships on the frontlines of China’s push to assert its claims in disputed waters. China has come under fire from the United States and its allies in recent months over its land reclamation activities in the South China Sea’s disputed Spratly archipelago. Beijing claims…

Popular Carrollton fish store owner murdered – WFAA.com

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

Carrollton business found dead

Ice fisherman falls through thin ice twice in one afternoon – WCVB Boston

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

Police warned the public to stay off any ice covered lakes and ponds after an ice fisherman fell through the thin ice twice on Sunday. Rescue crews were called to Pontoosuc Lake in Pittsfield for a report of two people going through the ice. When first responders arrived, they discovered the ice fishermen had already made their way to shore. While first responders were at the scene, one of the…

US fishing officials need to make monitoring a priority – The Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

The arrest of Carlos Rafael, a New Bedford-based fishing mogul, sends a stark message to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, our congressional delegation, and everyone who cares about the future of fishing: It is time to make the full-fleet monitoring of commercial fishing boats a priority so that we know what is happening on our oceans. Currently NOAA is monitoring very few New England fishing boats, at a time…

Feds seek ways to avoid another Columbia fish kill – The Register-Guard

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

BOISE — Northwest fisheries managers are creating a response plan should there be a return of warm water conditions that scientists say was a main factor in killing 90 percent of the adult sockeye salmon returning to the Columbia Basin last summer. The…

Thousands of dead fish surface at Bengaluru’s Ulsoor Lake – Mashable

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016

Thousands of dead fish have been discovered floating on the shores of the Ulsoor Lake in the heart of the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday. See also: India’s Silicon Valley is covered in a toxic foam One of the city’s oldest and largest lakes, Ulsoor is a popular spot for picnics and boating. In recent years, it has been plagued with pollution due to the release of untreated…