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2009-12-10 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest. And though they are equipped with the latest tools and technology to increase their haul, today's sport fisherman embodies a surprising combination of conservation and conquest. With one eye on environmental responsibility and the other on sportsmanship, most sport fishers have adopted a plethora of sustainable fishing...

2009-09-10 01:00:00

LONDON, September 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial advertising has been a rather predictable beast of late. Banks are clamouring to reassure us that they are safe, strong and, above all, surviving. HSBC's latest TV spots by JWT London offer a different perspective. In these new spots, we go from the celebrity-obsessed arena of the paparazzo to the daily struggle of the fisherman - two worlds which are more alike than you might think. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

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...

2009-05-04 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...

2009-04-16 12:51:16

French fishermen called off a blockade of English Channel ferry ports Thursday after the government said it would release $5 million to support the industry. Union leader Bruno Dachicourt said the fisherman would continue our movement to show we are mobilized, but we are going to change our type of action. The French government also said it would provide loans of up to $65.8 million for struggling fishing companies. The director of communications for the P&O ferry service expressed his...

2009-02-13 21:09:01

Global climate change and world oil market trends are hurting tuna fishermen in the Philippines, experts say. In General Santos City, which is considered the country's Tuna Capital, fishermen say their catches are decreasing because of global warming and oil price disturbances, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Last year, the local tuna industry saw a slide of 22 percent in its production. Three years ago, the Philippines' tuna production ranked the fourth in the world,...

2008-12-18 19:47:38

A fisherman seeking out marine life off the coast of Volusia County, Fla., said he caught a 663-pound hammerhead shark. The commercial fisherman said the shark, which measured more than 13 feet in length, was reeled in Wednesday, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Thursday. Experts said hammerhead sharks can grow to reach lengths of more than 20 feet.

2008-09-29 00:00:19

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Rameswaram (TN) [Tamil Nadu], 28 September [Sunday]: A fisherman was killed and three others injured in firing allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men who surrounded about 40 boats near Katchatheevu around midnight on Saturday night. About 400 boats were fishing in the area, officials said, adding that the other boats managed to escape the firing. The deceased fisherman Murugan (32) was a native of Madurai. Three others who were fishing with him...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

Fishermen and environmental leaders in Scotland called for the European Union to change a policy that has $74 million in cod discarded every year. The selection process required by the European Union means roughly half the cod caught in nets must be thrown back, a waste of 100,000 metric tons of fish a year, The Scotsman reported Friday. "The scale of the problem beggars belief," said Scottish Environmental Minister Richard Lochhead. "Crazy European regulations mean that, at a time of...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Damien Murray Folk luminaries Eliza Carthy and Andy Irvine are down by the Fermanagh lakes while, up in the city, the spirit of the wild lives on with a rendition of Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys. Damien Murray casts his net wide Opening today and running until October 5, the Enniskillen Arts Festival offers an eclectic mix of contemporary, rock, blues, trad, folk and classical music along with visual arts, dance and literary events. Featuring quality local and national artists,...


Latest fisherman Reference Libraries

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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