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2008-09-25 06:00:18

By Jenny Haworth ALMOST a million tonnes of fish are discarded in the North Sea every year, The Scotsman can reveal - about 100,000 tonnes by Scottish boats. Today, Richard Lochhead, the environment secretary, will say Scots fishermen are being forced to throw away good-quality fish worth tens of millions of pounds every year. The staggering waste will be revealed as he brings together skippers, fishing organisations, scientists and conservationists at a summit in Edinburgh to work out...

2008-09-24 18:00:23

CAPE MAY, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishermen's Energy of New Jersey announces its congratulations to the State of Rhode Island, upon press reports from Rhode Island today that Deepwater Wind Rhode Island would be appointed by that State's Governor on Thursday to plan a wind energy farm in waters off of Rhode Island. "The State of Rhode Island is in step with the times, and their choice of offshore wind energy as a renewable energy platform for Rhode Island means the state is...

2008-09-22 00:00:23

By Jennifer Gomez KAMPUNG GAJAH: Fisherman Muhammad Isa had a better than usual day last Monday from his day out in the river - he managed to haul in a 7kg patin (silver catfish), the only fish he caught from the outing. He got RM20 for it from middleman Najman Ibrahim, and had to make do with that for his entire day's groceries and food for himself and his family. Muhammad was thoughtful when asked if he would be able to save enough for the coming Hari Raya. He merely shrugged his...

2008-09-02 00:00:00

By MIKE BYRNE Rescuers plucked a fisherman from almost certain death after he plunged in to the River Teign. The fisherman from Exeter, who has not been named, was wearing full body waders - which had filled with water and threatened to send him to the bottom. Luckily, he was wearing a lifejacket that had just enough bouyancy to keep his head above water until the volunteers of Teignmouth inshore lifeboat, the Two Annes, were able to reach him. One of the four-man crew plunged into...

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...

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By RILKOFF, Matt The next time you wince at the price of fish, spare a thought for the people who troll the deep. Matt Rilkoff spends a day crayfishing. ----------------------------------------------- OCTOPUS are the natural enemy of crayfish. The eight- legged spineless creatures suck flesh from the crustaceans so thoroughly that even their black beady eyes are emptied from their sockets. And as New Plymouth crayfisherman Mark Bamford steers his boat past a dawn- soaked Paritutu,...

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2008-08-04 14:46:09

Experts are still debating the cause of the drop in tuna catches across the Indian Ocean over the last two years "” which continue to threaten the region's $6 billion industry. Conservationists blame years of unchecked exploitation while processors say climatic conditions may be driving the fish deeper away from their nets. Tuna catches in the Indian Ocean dropped by about a third last year to their lowest level for more than a decade. Tuna brings in roughly a quarter of the global...

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 4--David Arnold wonders what the world would be like if small, local food producers were lost. The Columbia Basin College history instructor believes independent farmers and fishermen interact directly with nature in a way corporate farms and fisheries don't, and that the loss of small producers means society as a whole is becoming disconnected from the food people consume. "I ascribe to the belief that local communities can...

2008-08-01 15:00:48

CAPE MAY, N.J., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing in front of the scallop fishing fleet of the Lobster House in Cape May, NJ, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Nelson Albano, and Assemblyman Matt Milam announced their support for the draft New Jersey Energy Master Plan and for the development of off shore wind energy for the benefit of New Jersey on Thursday afternoon. "New Jersey is faced with a need to secure renewable energy. We should develop New Jersey's offshore wind potential -- clean...

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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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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