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2014-08-18 16:21:50

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It seems that every week brings another story of U.S. Coast Guard or other Gulf Coast maritime law enforcement giving chase to foreign fishermen who have snuck into U.S. waters to fish illegally. Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent - and alarming - problem, say authorities from Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The urgency of the issue brought...

2011-04-15 14:29:00

Congress pulls cost-saving management choices for struggling fishermen in favor of special-interest backed policies proven to bankrupt fishermen, devastate fisheries WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commercial fishing groups are dismayed about federal budget negotiations that have resulted in what fishermen are calling the "Anti-Fishermen Act." This act, formerly known as the Jones Amendment, prohibits approval of new catch share programs for U.S. fisheries under the...

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2009-02-06 12:45:00

A U.S. advisory panel on Thursday urged a ban on commercial fishing across a wide swath of the Arctic Sea off the Alaskan coast, in a pre-emptive measure against the effects of climate change. Proponents of the measure said it was the firs time the U.S. had acted to close a fishery as a result of climate change instead of in reaction to overfishing, Reuters reported. "Global climate change is making everyone think differently up here and making them understand that precautionary approaches...

2008-09-07 00:00:09

Area Fisheries Technical Officer Mick Buxton is living his dream as he improves the fisheries of the region. He talks fishing with almost everyone he meets in his working life, and teaches others how to look after the environment. Mick remembers casting a line as early as the age of four. Now, more than 40 years on, he visits waters he could only dream about as a young angler. A member of the Environment Agency Central Midlands area, Mick started his fisheries career as an honorary...

2008-08-21 12:01:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tom Rudolph, +1-508-776-8056, or Lara Slifka, +1-508- 945-2432, both of Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association CHATHAM, Mass., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Energy and Environmental Bond Bill (H5054) has been signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick and includes a provision to create a groundbreaking monitoring program for landings in the herring and mackerel fisheries. The provision, sponsored by State Representative Sarah Peake, and...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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