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2008-07-25 15:00:41

By Peter B Lord Three fishermen -- Phil Ruhle, his son Phil Jr. and his brother James -- visited Seattle last year to be honored by an environmental group for inventing a commercial fishing net that actually helps conserve some fish. A friend who was with them was amazed at how many people knew the Ruhles. "You couldn't walk a block without someone rushing up to talk to them," said David Beutel, a former fishermen who worked with the Ruhles on the new net. Yesterday, many of those...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

KOTA TINGGI: More than 1,000 coastal fishermen in Teluk Ramunia and Sungai Rengit in Pengerang here will lose their livelihood if Singapore claims the territorial sea and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around Pedra Branca. Coastal fishing has been their traditional economic activity for the past century and the fishermen hope that they will not lose their rights to fish at the coastal waters stretching from Desaru to the Sungai Rengit islands near Pedra Branca. The Malaysian islands...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--Fishermen are seeing red flags as Congress retools the rules that will govern the U.S. Coast Guard through 2012. The USCG Act that was passed by the U.S. House (HR 2830) contains business busters for fishing operations, mostly in the form of new licensing, inspection and reporting requirements for even the smallest boats. The bill now passes to the U.S. Senate. "It would require survival craft on any commercial fishing...

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2008-07-18 14:02:56

British scientists report that the area around Lundy Island off the coast of Devon has experienced a significant revival in its sea life due to five years without fishing.   Fishing is completely prohibited on the island's eastern coast, and is Britain's only "no-take" zone.  Conservationists would like to see more such protected areas, although the British government's Marine Bill only commits to more nebulous "marine conservation zones", leaving protection levels undefined....

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Washington, July 16 (Yonhap) - Seven South Korean and 33 other fishermen were rescued in waters off Somalia Wednesday under convoy of a US naval ship, three days after their ship was grounded on a Somali sand beach, South Korea's military attache here said. The stranded fishermen were carried by local boats to another South Korean fishing boat, Baekyang No 37, and were heading to Oman's Salalah Port as of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 2 July Roseau, Dominica: Dominica has asked the French to respect its territorial waters and prohibit fishing there as the Caribbean country seeks to make better use of its marine resources. Chief Fisheries Officer Andrew Magloire has raised concerns about what he said are threats to Dominican fishermen. He has condemned the action of fishermen from the French territories of Martinique in the south and Guadeloupe to...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. _ Seldom has the lowly carp been greeted with such enthusiasm. Sitting in his wheelchair at Blue Springs Lake Marina, Patrick Connelly watched as his fishing rod suddenly bent. A helper reached over and hit the button on the electric reel, and the fight was on. "This fish is feisty," Connelly said. Moments later, a 7-pound carp was in the net, and Connelly was celebrating his accomplishments. "That's one of the biggest fish I've caught," said Connelly, 24, of...

2008-06-18 09:00:35

By Bill Geroux, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 18--WACHAPREAGUE -- It's 50 miles from the docks of this Eastern Shore fishing village to the deep-ocean canyons where the big fish swim, and Capt. Frank Large's charter boat guzzles gas all the way. Plowing through the ocean, the Nita Dream gets less than 1 mile to a gallon of diesel fuel. The boat's twin diesel engines burn 25 gallons an hour. On an offshore trip, the Nita Dream consumes roughly $1,000 worth of fuel. Large tries to...

2008-06-17 00:00:00

By Phil Lockley Scallop dredgers and trawlermen may be slung out of Lyme Bay in a matter of days if rumours are true that Fisheries Minister Jonathan Shaw will "give way to the greens". To protect the habitat of rare and regionally endangered species like pink sea fan corals, for some time now conservationists have sought to ban scallop dredging and trawling within a 60 square mile area of Lyme Bay. On Friday Defra's fisheries secretary, Rodney Anderson, refused to deny strong and...

2008-02-20 03:00:33

By Lamont, Eric E Stalter, Richard LAMONT, E. E. (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. NY 10458) AND R. STALTER (Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY 11439). Orchids of Atlantic coast barrier islands from North Carolina to New York. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 540-551. 2007.-During the past 25 years, we have documented the occurrence of 17 orchid species from Atlantic coast barrier islands from North...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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