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2009-12-01 10:58:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FLW Outdoors announced Tuesday that Ranger Boats has renewed their sponsorship with FLW Outdoors, highlighting a lengthy relationship that continues to emphasize the rewards of fishing while opening doors of opportunity for all anglers. "We're proud to have such a strong partnership with Ranger Boats," said Trisha Blake, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of FLW Outdoors. "Ranger is the ultimate standard on the water. Their...

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2009-09-02 06:25:00

A band of 91 nations around the globe agreed to sign a United Nations treaty that will prevent sea vessels involved in the illegal fishing trade from entering their ports, a move that participants hope will prevent illicitly captured fish from entering markets, thus curbing the highly lucrative and widespread practice. The treaty will usher in a slew of new regulatory measures for participant nations, such as requiring that incoming foreign fishing ships request permission to enter port in...

2008-10-23 03:00:03

Four survivors from a fishing boat lost in the northern Pacific were found Wednesday but three crew mates died and four were missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The survivors of the missing 93-foot commercial fishing boat Katmai were reported in good condition after being rescued from their life raft by a Coast Guard helicopter about 4:30 p.m., the Anchorage Daily News reported. The Coast Guard said the boat likely sank early Wednesday about 100 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian chain, the...

2008-10-19 15:00:08

Fishery experts say warmer waters are driving valuable stocks of Alaskan pollack further up the Bering Sea toward the nets of Russian fishing boats. Currently, more than 2 billion pounds of pollack are caught by U.S. fishing boats and brought to port in Alaska to feed a global market with fish sticks, fast-food sandwiches and imitation crab meat, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. As winter ice disappears and temperatures rise, however, pollack and other fish are moving to colder...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

Text of report by Edwin Agola entitled "Magufuli hikes foreign trawler fees" published by Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 20 September The government has increased fishing license fees for foreign vessels. Announcing the new rates in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the minister for livestock development and fisheries, John Magufuli, said foreign Pursen seiner vessels would now be paying 12,000 dollars for three months or 5,000 dollars per month instead of 16,000 dollars they were...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

Text of report in English by Indonesian government-owned news agency Antara website [Unattributed report: "IMW protests illegal fishing in Indonesian waters"] Some 50 members from Indonesian Maritime Watch (IMW) staged a rally in front of the National Police Headquarters in South Jakarta on Monday [15 Sep 08] to protest against illegal fishing in Indonesian waters. During the peaceful rally, the protesters demanded that the security agencies make concerted efforts to stop illegal...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

Named after the Greek god of the sea, the Environment Agency's new pounds150,000 patrol boat is already proving its worth. Based at Teignmouth, Proteus, a rigid inflatable is used by the agency for fisheries enforcement work along the Devon coast including the seizure of illegal nets. And with a top speed of 45 knots, Proteus is one of the fastest patrol boats in the country. The boat performs a multi-role function and can take on a number of different guises. When it is not searching...

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...

2008-08-24 12:00:22

By Mary Pemberton Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Large areas of the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast will soon be off-limits to bottom trawling, a practice involving fishing vessels that drag huge, weighted nets across the ocean floor. Come Monday, nearly 180,000 square miles of the Bering Sea will be closed to bottom trawling, bringing the total in the Pacific Ocean to 830,000 square miles -- an area more than five times the size of California. Other newly restricted areas are off...

2008-08-10 00:00:12

I was reading the biography of the great engineer Sir Harry Ricardo and I reached the point where he started his first commercial venture in production of a car in 1907. For various reasons, which had nothing to do with the technical merits of the car itself, the venture was not a success. The engine, however, of the car was seized on by that fisherman of Shoreham-on-Sea, where it was produced, as a particularly suitable power unit for their fishing boats as it provided sufficient power...