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2011-07-28 14:10:00

JACKSON, Miss., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There weren't high expectations this year for fishing off the Mississippi coast. After the deep-water Horizon oil spill and a huge influx of fresh water into the Gulf due to flooding of the Mississippi River, most saltwater anglers felt the fishing would be below average. Lucky for those fishermen, they were wrong. There have been many record catches along the Mississippi coast this year. The year started off great when Steve Atwood and his...

2011-04-19 13:38:52

HÃ¥kan Eggert's studies from Iceland and the Gullmar fjord on the Swedish west coast, reveal that when commercial fishermen are given fishing rights they voluntarily choose more sustainable fishing methods and earn far more. His research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, demonstrates that over-capacity in the fishing fleet can be reduced. Transferrable fishing rights were introduced in Sweden as late as 2009, and then only for species such as herring and mackerel. A...

2011-04-15 14:29:00

Congress pulls cost-saving management choices for struggling fishermen in favor of special-interest backed policies proven to bankrupt fishermen, devastate fisheries WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commercial fishing groups are dismayed about federal budget negotiations that have resulted in what fishermen are calling the "Anti-Fishermen Act." This act, formerly known as the Jones Amendment, prohibits approval of new catch share programs for U.S. fisheries under the...

2011-04-02 00:00:03

Portola Hotel & Spa, located on the Monterey Bay waterfront near Fisherman's Wharf, is proud to announce its most recent hotel promotion "“ the Girlfriends Spa Getaway Package. This offer provides guests with an opportunity to relax in the serene surroundings of the Monterey Peninsula while enjoying newly renovated and elegantly appointed rooms and suites. Monterey Bay, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 Portola Hotel & Spa, one of central California's premier coastal...

2011-03-08 04:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the annual Maine Fisherman's Forum the Bangor Daily News Reports that BOEMER is giving wind power development projects zoning rights over other uses of the ocean resources, such as commercial fishing, all in the name of marine spatial planning: "Paul Howard, executive director of New England Fishery Management Council, said the potential impact to commercial fishermen is too great for them not to be directly involved. He said...

2011-01-22 00:00:39

Portola Hotel & Spa, located on the Monterey Bay waterfront near Fisherman's Wharf, is proud to announce its earning of the Silver LEED® Certification "“ becoming the first "green" hotel in Central California. This Monterey Peninsula Hotel is the third hotel in California and sixth hotel in the U.S. to attain this high level in the "Existing Building" category. Monterey Bay, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Setting the bar for environmentally-conscious hotels in Central...

2010-10-06 14:57:20

Some fisheries in the United States are poised to undergo major changes in the regulations used to protect fish stocks, and Iowa State University researchers have estimated that the new system will be an economic boon to the fishing industry. Quinn Weninger and Rajesh Singh, both associate professors in economics, estimated harvesting costs under the old system and compared that to the newly proposed fishing regulations that lift many restrictions that cause inefficiency while still limiting...

2010-06-28 11:38:00

Legislation will create jobs for fishermen, promote restoration of depleted fish populations WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of Federal Fisheries Policy at the Pew Environment Group, today commented on legislation introduced by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Jack Reed...

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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Greater Bulldog Bat, Noctilio leporinus
2012-06-28 20:59:54

The greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus), also known as the fisherman bat, is native to Latin America. Its range extends from Mexico to northern Argentina, and includes most of the Caribbean Islands. Despite its large range, its distribution is fragmented due to its preferred habitats with an abundance of water. The greater bulldog bat is threatened by deforestation, water pollution, and changing water levels, but with no immediate danger and a large range, the IUCN has placed it as a...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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