Latest Fishing vessel Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By BASHAM, Laura A poignant one-minute's silence spoke volumes for those who went to Nelson's waterfront on Saturday to pay tribute to fishermen who lost their lives at sea.

2008-08-05 00:00:17

By LIZ PHILLIPS South Devon fishermen, already banned from scalloping in 60 square miles of Lyme Bay, have condemned the launch of a new three- year eco-study of the seabed as 'a Government delaying tactic'.

2008-07-31 21:00:22

CALABASH, N.C. _ An engine fire at sea Wednesday morning forced 26 passengers and crew members to jump from their charter-fishing boat into the ocean, where they clung to rubber life rafts and watched the burning boat sink until help arrived.

2008-07-27 00:00:24

In a final fling before Parliament 'recessed' for an 11 week summer holiday, the Lords European Union Committee made a disastrously ill informed recommendation to our dysfunctional government.

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.

2008-07-02 21:00:11

By Dennis Taylor, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 2--Monterey will never again be known as "The Sardine Capital of the World," as it was in the 1930s and '40s, but three fishing boats delivered 135 tons of sardines to Wharf No.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.