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2014-04-10 09:45:00

Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. All of the nitrogen currently polluting the Potomac River estuary could be removed if 40 percent of its river bed were used for shellfish cultivation, according to the joint study. The researchers determined that a combination of aquaculture and restored oyster reefs may provide...

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2014-04-08 05:09:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many anglers preach catch-and-release fishing methods as not only humane, but a good practice for maintaining stocks of fish living in a lake. However, a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois has found that catch-and-release fishing could still have a negative impact on largemouth bass. The study, published in Environmental Biology of Fishes, revealed that nest-guarding male bass are critically affected by a...

2014-04-07 08:23:55

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that NOAA Fisheries will develop a national recreational fishing policy was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders, who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach to define and coordinate efforts throughout the federal government, and particularly the National Marine Fisheries Service, to advance saltwater recreational fishing. NOAA...

2014-04-03 20:21:29

Port State Measures Agreement will strengthen inspection standards to keep illegally caught fish from reaching market WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials...

2014-04-03 08:20:38

FUZHOU, China, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan," or the "Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced additional public information relating to its fishing vessels which has been published by China Distant Water Fisheries (www.cndwf.com or "CNDWF"), an information network website run by the Bureau of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture of the PRC. The report, published on...

2014-03-31 16:25:09

Campaign aims to demystify fly fishing -- making it more accessible by offering simple gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for all ages and skill levels. VENTURA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia, Inc., the outdoor apparel company, today launched its Simple Fly Fishing campaign - a program designed to demystify fly fishing and make it more accessible. The centerpiece is Patagonia's Simple Fly Fishing kit, which contains a tenkara-style fly fishing rod, box of flies, line...

2014-03-31 12:25:40

Network to Feature Final Rounds of Bass Fishing Competition on May 11 and August 9 TULSA, Okla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Link's Major League Fishing, a unique competitive bass fishing television show, will make two special appearances in 2014 on CBS Sports. CBS Sports will televise the Championship Round of the Shell Rotella Challenge Cup on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. (EST). The Championship Round of the General Tire Summit Cup will air on Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m....

2014-03-26 08:23:30

Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation's marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process. Today, in a...

2014-03-25 23:22:22

Saving Seafood Analysis Finds Author's Connection to the Sustainable Management of Atlantic Menhaden is Factually Inaccurate and Hyperbolic Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 A recent article on activist news website TakePart, "Yes, Shrimp Gelatin Is a Real Thing, and It Could Save a Lot of These Tiny Fish," by Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project, discusses an innovative study by a Louisiana State University (LSU) researcher that recycles unused shrimp to...

2014-03-25 12:24:03

NMMA Calls Saltwater Anglers "Overlooked" WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an exclusive online interview with the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), says recreational anglers have been "overlooked" by federal law and regulatory restrictions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90372 In the Spring 2014 digital edition of RFA's Making Waves, Dammrich says reduced...