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2010-06-17 08:00:00

DENVER, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced that on June 30th, 2010, it will dedicate an entire day of programming and commercial airtime to help support recreational anglers affected by the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. The on-air campaign will provide in-depth coverage of the impact of the spill on recreational & commercial fishing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The aim is to raise...

2010-02-16 07:00:00

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of commercial, recreational and party/charter boat fishermen and people in businesses depending on them from Alaska, both coasts and the Gulf of Mexico have united under the banner of the Preserve Fishing Coalition to support federal legislation introduced by New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone and New York Senator Charles Schumer and 26 co-sponsors. The Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2009 (HR 1584 and S 1255)...

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2010-02-04 10:11:26

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, we turn our backs to the sea and do not give much consideration to our marine neighbors," states researcher Dr. Aviad Scheinin. The study, which was supervised by Prof. Ehud Spanier and Dr. Dan Kerem, examined the competition between the two top predators along the Mediterranean coast...

2009-08-28 11:21:00

CAPE MAY, N.J., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- August marks a milestone for Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey as the team returns to familiar offshore territory, but for a reason other than fishing. This week, the Cape May based fishing vessel Capt. Bob has been outfitted with a suite of scientific equipment to study an offshore location 12 miles southeast of Atlantic City, in preparation for installing one of the first offshore wind farms in the U.S., off of Atlantic City. To begin the event Paul...

2009-08-21 13:49:36

The U.S. government won't allow commercial fishing to expand in federal Arctic waters until more is known about climate change, authorities said. Climate change is causing the Arctic sea ice to recede, opening more water and prompting an interest in expanded fishing, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke said Friday. We are in a position to plan for sustainable fishing that does not damage the overall health of this fragile ecosystem, Locke said. This plan takes a precautionary approach to...

2009-05-04 09:45:00

Hundreds of millions of these voracious predators are impacting every fishery in the region TRENTON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented alliance of commercial, recreational and party/charter boat fishermen and associated businesses has formed Fishermen Organized for Rational Dogfish Management (FORDM) to deal with a looming crisis. FORDM has requested assistance from Dr. Jane Lubchenco, newly appointed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head, in dealing with an...

2008-12-03 07:40:00

NORMANDY PARK, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With large waves crashing over their boats in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea off the western coast of Alaska while the music of popular rocker Bon Jovi blares in the background, a group of crab fishermen are being taped for their reality TV show, The Deadliest Catch. No one could have predicted the growth in popularity for the commercial fishing industry. Or could they? Author Dr. Dayton L. Alverson, a Marine Biologist, talks about the...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

FEDERAL SUBSIDIES BOSTON - Owners of commercial fishing boats that are based at South Shore ports are expected to get more than $1 million from the recent federal aid package that's being distributed to commercial fishermen. The state Division of Marine Fisheries is issuing payments by electronic fund transfers and checks today to owners of more than 500 commercial fishing boats in the state to divide $11.3 million in subsidies for boats with federal permits. The funds were passed by...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By BASHAM, Laura A poignant one-minute's silence spoke volumes for those who went to Nelson's waterfront on Saturday to pay tribute to fishermen who lost their lives at sea. Under a grey sky and by a calm sea, a 1000-strong crowd gathered at the Sunderland Marine Pier for the eighth annual Blessing of the Fleet. "It's quite emotional," said fishing industry spokesman Darren Guard. "That minute's silence is always a bit of a tug on the heart- strings. "Everybody knows somebody who has...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Paul Davis NARRAGANSETT -- The sea offers many gifts to her takers, fisherman Chris Brown said yesterday. Among them: food, a living, solitude, training. She can even strengthen a man's faith, he said. But when her mood suddenly changes, "she swiftly and randomly takes back." Yesterday, about 100 people crowded into the Bon Vue Inn to remember 57 Rhode Island fishermen taken by the sea since the 1940s. Philip Ruhle Sr. was mentioned the most often. Ruhle, who first stood on a...


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